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NEW POLL ALERT: Auburn Inches Up

The Tigers make a positive move in the AP Poll.

NCAA Basketball: Murray State at Auburn Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

After a weekend during which several teams ahead of Auburn took shots, the Tigers... didn’t move much at all. At least it’s in the right direction...

The Tigers check in at #11 in this week’s AP Poll, the second-highest ranked team in the SEC. Here’s the top ten:

  1. Duke (12-1)
  2. Michigan (15-0)
  3. Tennessee (12-1)
  4. Virginia (13-0)
  5. Gonzaga (14-2)
  6. Michigan State (13-2)
  7. Kansas (12-2)
  8. Texas Tech (13-1)
  9. Virginia Tech (13-1)
  10. Nevada (14-1)

Auburn’s just out of the top ten, but now ahead of Florida State, who lost to Virginia and slipped from #9 to #13, and nearly ahead of Nevada, who got drilled by New Mexico and dropped from #6 to #10.

Other SEC teams in the poll include Mississippi State at #14, and Kentucky at #18. Alabama and Florida are both receiving votes.

This coming week, Auburn begins SEC play with what’s suddenly become a much tougher game than we imagined preseason as the Tigers travel to Ole Miss. Other games this week include:

1/8/19: #23 Oklahoma @ #8 Texas Tech, #12 North Carolina @ #15 NC State

1/9/19: #25 TCU @ #7 Kansas

1/12/19: #4 Virginia @ Clemson, #1 Duke @ #13 Florida State, #8 Texas Tech @ Texas, #3 Tennessee @ Florida

War Eagle!