College Football Rankings: Are the No. 10 South Carolina Gamecocks legit?
They began the season ranked No. 12, are currently 3-0, but have yet to really dominate their opponent.
So, are the South Carolina Gamecocks are legit in being ranked No. 10?
Well for certain, they do have a lot of talent in RB Marcus Lattimore, WR Alshon Jeffery, and freshman DE Jadeveon Clowney, and with a favorable schedule where the No. 15 Florida Gators seeming as their only threat to repeating in the SEC East, the Gamecocks can make 2011 a special season.
That being said, they haven’t played a full game, and are not really putting teams away like a No. 10 ranked team should.
QB Stephan Garcia continues to be inconsistent, despite showing signs of brilliance, and the defense as a collective unit are having trouble shutting down opposing offenses.
In any event, the Gamecocks are a legit team, because all that matters in the end is winning, and last season they were able to do so with a less experienced and talented team.
Therefore, don’t be surprised when you see South Carolina once again in the SEC Championship game, there however, the Alabama Crimson Tide or LSU Tigers will await.
So even though they’ll make it, it’s going to be an extreme challenge to win the SEC outright.
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