Oct. 20, 2013
Auburn fans welcome the Tigers home after beating Texas A&M (Todd Van Emst photo)
By Charles Goldberg
AUBURN, Ala. - The nation has taken notice of Auburn's 45-41 victory over Texas A&M.
The Tigers jumped 13 places to No. 11 in the Associated Press poll released today. Auburn debuted at No. 17 in the USA Today/coaches poll.
Auburn is No. 11 in the first BCS standings that was released Sunday night. The coaches poll, the Harris poll and the computers make up the BCS. The computers like the Tigers the best. Auburn's average BCS computer ranking has the Tigers at No. 7. The six BCS computers have Tigers ranked 7, 17, 7, 5, 9, 6.
Interestingly, the coaches poll, the 6-1 Tigers are ranked two spots below 5-2 Texas A&M, the team the Tigers beat 45-41 Saturday. Auburn is three spots above Texas A&M in the AP poll.
Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall says that doesn't matter now.
"We don't really pay attention to that. We keep getting better every week, and we'll just see what the outcome is at the end of the season," Marshall said.
Other SEC teams ranked in the coaches poll: No. 1 Alabama, No. 7 Missouri, No. 13 LSU (tie with Oklahoma State), No. 15 Texas A&M, and No. 20 South Carolina
Other SEC teams ranked in the AP poll are No. 1 Alabama, No. 5 Missouri, No. 13 LSU, No. 14 Texas A&M and No. 20 South Carolina.
Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter: Follow @AUGoldMine