Another banner year wraps up for both the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Clemson Tigers this week. With the conclusion of Monday's BCS National Championship Game, the final top 25 polls for the year have been released, favoring both teams from the Palmetto State.
South Carolina finishes fourth in the AP poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll after capping off an 11-2 season after beating Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl on New Year's Day. It is the first time in program history that the Gamecocks have finished in the top ten three years in a row. USC has also put together 33 wins over the last three seasons, winning 11 games each year.