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Auburn Moves Up in the Rankings

AP Poll likes the Tigers.

NCAA Football: Auburn at Texas A&M Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

After the win yesterday over Texas A&M, Auburn enjoyed a little bump in the rankings when the AP Poll was released earlier today.

The Tigers were #16 last week, but thanks to a double-digit road SEC win over Texas A&M, and a little bit of chaos ahead of them, Auburn’s risen to that of a top ten team once again.

Just in time for a matchup with Georgia next Saturday.

Auburn jumped up over teams like Penn State, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, and UCF with that 42-27 victory in College Station yesterday, and now has a great chance to rocket up in the polls with marquee games coming up over the remainder of the season.

Ahead of the Tigers, it looks like this:

  1. Alabama
  2. Georgia
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Clemson
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Miami (FL)
  8. TCU
  9. Washington

Now, Auburn’s got a chance to play and beat the top two teams in the land, and they’ve already played the fourth-ranked Clemson Tigers. With a win next weekend, they’d like jump up over one-loss teams in TCU and Washington.

As for the other teams ahead of Auburn, Miami’s got to play Notre Dame next Saturday at home, so one of those teams will fall unless it’s a really close and well-played ballgame, but Wisconsin gets to play Iowa after the Hawkeyes just blew out Ohio State.

It’s not out of the realm of possibility that Auburn reaches the top five with a win next weekend. Georgia hasn’t trailed in weeks, and isn’t really built to play from behind. Hit them in the mouth early, and we’ll see how they respond.

The Coaches’ Poll looks pretty similar, with Auburn coming in at #10 as well.

Somehow, Wisconsin sits at #3 in those rankings, which is unfathomable to me. The Badgers still haven’t beaten anyone that was receiving votes in the rankings, and a win over Indiana yesterday doesn’t impress anyone. Their 9-0 record is exceptionally hollow. Hey, SIDs filling out the poll don’t really have time to watch all the other games around the country, and they just see an unblemished slate.

Back on track, it’s a bonafide top ten clash at Jordan-Hare Stadium next weekend. 2:30 pm CST kickoff for the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry. We owe them. War Eagle.