Oct. 27, 2013
Auburn, Corey Grant make a move in the AP poll (Todd Van Emst photo)
AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn wasn't exactly lighting up the national radar when the season started. Today, the Tigers are a Top 10 team.
Auburn continued its march through the rankings Sunday when it jumped three places to No. 8 in the Associated Press poll following Saturday's 45-10 win over Florida Atlantic. The Tigers jumped six places to 11th in the USA Today/coaches poll.
Auburn remained in 11th in the BCS standings that were released Sunday night. The six computers of the BCS ranked Auburn seventh, on average.
The Tigers will take a 7-1 record to next Saturday's game at Arkansas.
Auburn is one of three SEC teams in the Top 10 in the AP poll. Alabama is No. 1, Auburn is No. 8 and Missouri is No. 10. Other SEC teams ranked are LSU at No. 11, Texas A&M at No. 12 and South Carolina at No. 14.
The coaches poll features two SEC teams in the Top 10: No. 1 Alabama and No. 10 Missouri. Auburn is 11th, LSU 13th, Texas A&M 14th and South Carolina 16th.
Auburn shot up the polls last week, jumping from No. 24 to 11th in the AP poll. It also debuted at 11th in the BCS standings. The new BCS standings will be released tonight.
Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter: Follow @AUGoldMine