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Auburn still No. 5, turns to Top 25 battle with LSU
Sept. 28, 2014

Auburn players make it through Tiger Walk... next stop the LSU game

By Charles Goldberg

AUBURN, Ala.  The SEC lost one of its hundred teams ranked in the Top 25 on Sunday, but Auburn still holds a lofty ranking.

The Tigers are again ranked No. 5 in both the coaches and Associated Press polls, and will renew their run through the Top 25 next Saturday when No. 15 LSU visits Jordan-Hare Stadium for a 6 p.m. game on ESPN. Six of Auburn's remaining eight opponents are ranked in the Top 15.

Auburn is 4-0 and coming off a 45-17 homecoming win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. LSU tuned up for its visit by crushing New Mexico State 63-7 to improve to 4-1. 

Auburn has tough schedule remaining, even with South Carolina's departure from the poll Sunday. The ranked teams remaining, as ranked by the AP, are Alabama at No. 3, Texas A&M at No. 6, Ole Miss at No. 11, Mississippi State at No. 12, Georgia at No. 13 and LSU at No. 15. Auburn has already beaten No. 23 Kansas State.

The coaches say Auburn's remaining schedule featues No. 1 Alabama, No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 11 Ole Miss, No. 12 Georgia, No. 14 Mississippi State and No. 15 LSU. Kansas State is ranked 22nd by the coaches

South Carolina, also an Auburn opponent, dropped out of the poll, just barely, after losing to Missouri on Saturday night. Missouri is ranked 22nd by the AP. South Carolina has the 27th most votes by the coaches.

Here's the coaches poll.

Here's the Associated Press poll.

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



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