The Gamecocks' climb to No. 14 gave the Southeastern Conference seven teams in the top 15.
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) -
South Carolina vaulted 10 places in the latest Associated Press poll after Saturday's win over Georgia.
The Gamecocks' climb to No. 14 gave the Southeastern Conference seven teams in the top 15, which the AP said Sunday was unprecedented.
Florida State was idle and remained No. 1 with 1,466 points overall and 37 first-place votes from a nationwide media panel.
Heisman Rankings: Week 3
Gregg Xenakes, Assoc. Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
With early favorites and fresh faces making a splash in the third weekend of the season, let's take a look at the latest power rankings in the race for the Heisman Trophy.
1. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon -- While Oregon failed to cover the lofty 43-point spread in its 48-14 victory over Wyoming, Mariota had no trouble hanging on to his No. 1 ranking with yet another dominant performance. Although he exited before the end of the third quarter, Mariota managed to rack up 221 passing yards (on 19-of-23 completions) and 71 rushing yards while scoring four touchdowns. You'd be hard pressed to top Mariota's season numbers even by playing as him on a video game, as he's completing 70.4 percent of his passes for 806 yards, has rushed for 156 yards and has accounted for 11 total touchdowns with zero interceptions. He's a no-brainer at the top of this list, and the gap between him and the field is larger than ever.