Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Obviously, South Carolina needs to win out in order to make any sort of impact on the BCS standings. If they do, it doesn't matter how the do in the SEC Championship game—an 11-2 SEC runner up will be in a BCS bowl game.
However, with some help, they could make the national championship game... still. (I know it is a long shot. It's possible, though.)
First, Georgia needs to keep winning and finish the season 10-2 and second in the East. That would make the Bulldogs a top 15 team, and give South Carolina more points for the week two victory.
Then, Auburn needs to bounce back, and at least give one of the top teams in the West (LSU or Alabama) a scare. Auburn needs to win to make the loss that South Carolina has against them look less... awful...
Arkansas and Clemson need to continue to play at a high level, so South Carolina can get the wins against highly ranked opponents.
Finally, in the SEC championship game, South Carolina would have to dig deep and find some way to dismantle the SEC West champion.
If that happens, I believe that a 12-1 SEC champion Gamecock team would leapfrog WHOEVER is in front of them to take on Oklahoma or Wisconsin.
Do I think it will shake out this way? No. Can it? Stranger things have happened.
As always, it's great to be a Gamecock!
Feel free to like me on Facebook!