Auburn Ranked No. 22 In Associated Press Preseason Poll

Aug. 21, 2010



AUBURN - The Auburn football team is ranked No. 22 in The Associated Press' preseason poll, which was released on Saturday. The Tigers are coming off an 8-5 campaign that concluded with a 38-35 overtime victory over Northwestern in the Outback Bowl.

The Southeastern Conference leads all leagues with six representatives in the poll, including No. 1 Alabama, No. 4 Florida, No. 17 Arkansas, No. 21 LSU and No. 23 Georgia. Auburn plays all of those schools this season with the exception of Florida.

Three other Auburn opponents - Clemson, South Carolina and Ole Miss - also received votes in the poll.

Auburn was also ranked in the USA Today Coaches' Poll, which was released Aug. 6, coming in at No. 23.

Auburn opens the 2010 season on Sept. 4 against Arkansas State at 6 p.m. CT in Jordan-Hare Stadium. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Net.

A limited number of season, mini-season and single-game tickets are still available. For more information, please visit www.auburntigers.com or call 1-800-AUB-1957.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press preseason college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2009 records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and final ranking:
TeamRecord PointsPrevious
1. Alabama (54) 14-0 1,491 1
2. Ohio St. (3) 11-2 1,400 5
3. Boise St. (1) 14-0 1,336 4
4. Florida 13-1 1,237 3
5. Texas (1) 13-1 1,223 2
6. TCU 12-1 1,160 6
7. Oklahoma (1) 8-5 1,104 --
8. Nebraska 10-4 1,033 14
9. Iowa 11-2 1,007 7
10. Virginia Tech 10-3 973 10
11. Oregon 10-3 870 11
12. Wisconsin 10-3 822 16
13. Miami 9-4 785 19
14. Southern Cal 9-4 590 22
15. Pittsburgh 10-3 516 15
16. Georgia Tech 11-3 511 13
17. Arkansas 8-5 496 --
18. North Carolina 8-5 397 --
19. Penn St. 11-2 382 9
20. Florida St. 7-6 379 --
21. LSU 9-4 300 17
22. Auburn 8-5 296 --
23. Georgia 8-5 206 --
24. Oregon St. 8-5 198 --
25. West Virginia 9-4 184 25
Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 108, Stanford 81, Utah 80, South Carolina 71, Houston 66, Connecticut 32, Notre Dame 31, Missouri 27, BYU 19, Arizona 15, Clemson 15, Texas Tech 14, Navy 12, Washington 8, Texas A&M 7, Mississippi 6, Oklahoma St. 3, Cent. Michigan 2, Middle Tennessee 2, Temple 2, Boston College 1, SMU 1, UCF 1.