Auburn moves up in AP, now fifth in both polls

Sept. 2, 2014


Melvin Ray helped Auburn race past Arkansas in the opener

 

By Charles Goldberg
AuburnTigers.com

AUBURN, Ala. Auburn moved up to No. 5 Tuesday in this week's Associated Press poll, securing the same spot it has had in the first two coaches' polls of the season.

Auburn, which finished No. 2 last year, is coming off a 45-21 win over Arkansas in the season-opener. The Tigers play San Jose State at 6 p.m. Saturday in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Florida State and Alabama are 1-2 in both polls. Oregon is third in the AP poll and fourth in the coaches. Oklahoma is third in the coaches and fourth in the AP. Auburn is fifth in both.

Eight SEC teams are ranked in the AP poll: Alabama, Auburn, Georgia at No. 6, Texas A&M at No. 9, LSU at No. 12, Ole Miss at No. 15, South Carolina at No. 21 and Missouri at No. 24.

Seven of Auburn's opponents are ranked: Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M, LSU, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Kansas State.

The AP poll.

The coaches poll.

Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter: