The Bulldogs, who fell to No. 11 after the season-opening loss to Clemson, climbed to No. 9 after a 41-30 victory over the Gamecocks at Sanford Stadium.
South Carolina dropped seven spots to No. 13.
Clemson moved up a spot to No. 3, its highest ranking since 1988. The Tigers also received one first-place vote.
Alabama is still No. 1 after an off week, heading into a rematch with No. 6 Texas A&M on Saturday.
TEXAS: Fired defensive coordinator Manny Diaz a day after one of the worst defensive performances in the history of the program.
Longhorns coach Mack Brown announced the move in a statement Sunday, and says that former Longhorns defensive coordinator and Syracuse coach Greg Robinson will replace Diaz.
BYU ran for 550 yards, the most ever allowed by Texas.
CINCINNATI: Quarterback Munchie Legaux was transferred to a local hospital after a gruesome knee injury against Illinois.
Legaux was injured in the fourth quarter of the Bearcats’ 45-17 loss to Illinois on Saturday. He was hit low while trying to pass and his left leg bent awkwardly.
UCLA: Freshman wide receiver Nick Pasquale was struck by a car and killed while walking in San Clemente. He was 20.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department reports that Pasquale was struck about 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
It wasn’t immediately clear if he was trying to cross a street.
MISSOURI: Soaring temperatures are getting the blame for an unusual number of medical emergencies at the Missouri-Toledo game.
University of Missouri police Capt. Scott Richardson says at least 110 medical emergencies were reported Saturday, and most of them were heat related. None of the illnesses were considered serious.