It's the Gamecocks over the Tigers in the first USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll released Thursday.
According to the poll, the Gamecocks are ranked No. 9 in the nation while the Tigers are ranked No. 14.
The top five teams are LSU, Alabama, Southern California, Oklahoma and Oregon.
The Associated Press will release its 2012 preseason poll on Aug. 18.
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