Editors note: Joe Giglio is one of 60 AP voters.
What to do with South Carolina? The Gamecocks got throttled on the road by No. 3 Florida, 44-14, on Saturday. This a week after going to No. 6 LSU and losing by two points, and two weeks after smashing No. 10 Georgia at home.
I moved South Carolina down six spots to No. 13; the AP poll dropped the Gamecocks from No. 9 to No. 17. I still have South Carolina in front of unbeaten Louisville, unbeaten Mississippi State and one-loss Clemson.
Theres no exact methodology to voting it is, after all, an opinion poll. But I think at some point you have to ask yourself: Is Team A better than Team B? Just because South Carolina went 1-2, with road losses in two of the toughest venues in the country, doesnt mean there are 16 teams better.
My top six remained unchanged, and it matches the AP order. Actually, for the first time since I can remember in eight years of voting, my top 10 is the same as the proper poll. Do you think more voters are starting to think like me or vice versa?
If its the former, as certain corners of the Internet can attest, thats a scary proposition for my fellow voters.
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