Auburn’s 23-9 loss to Mississippi State last night gave the Tigers a tumble in both the Associated Press and Coaches’ Polls this afternoon.
Here are the facts: Auburn gave up 323 rushing yards to the Bulldogs, failed to score an offensive touchdown, and looked lost at times on offense again in the defeat. That’s not the work of a top ten team, especially when the opponent had only scored 13 combined points in the previous two games.
You all seemed to enjoy our surprise last week when Auburn actually moved up in the rankings...
Auburn moved up to 9 in the Coaches Poll. pic.twitter.com/KglJw5zzXD— College and Magnolia (@CollegeAndMag) September 30, 2018
This week it seems a little more accurate.
Here’s the Coaches’ Poll, where Auburn dropped to #21.
Other SEC teams in the rankings are #1 Alabama, #2 Georgia, #12 LSU, #16 Florida, #20 Kentucky, and #22 Texas A&M.
And in the AP Poll, it’s a similar story. Auburn dropped to #21 there as well, with the top ten shaking out this way:
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- West Virginia
- Penn State
Other SEC teams in the AP are LSU at #13, Florida at #14, Kentucky at #18, Texas A&M at #22, and Mississippi State at #24.
The SEC continues to be a murderer’s row with eight ranked teams, three of which are still on Auburn’s November schedule.
It’s the Tigers and Tennessee this coming Saturday at 11 AM CST, so bring your biscuits and coffee and let’s make sure that we show out for a home game, no matter what the kickoff time is.