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Auburn is ranked No. 3 in first college playoff standings
Oct. 28, 2014

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By Charles Goldberg
AuburnTigers.com

AUBURN, Ala.  Auburn took a step toward making the new four-team national football tournament by being ranked No. 3 in the first playoff standings that were released Tuesday night.

Mississippi State is No. 1, Florida State is No. 2 and Ole Miss is No. 4. Auburn plays at Ole Miss on Saturday.

New standings will be released every week until the final standings are announced Dec. 7. The top-ranked team will play the No. 4 team and the No. 2 team will play the No. 3 team, with the winners advancing to the title game.

Auburn, 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the SEC, can improve its stock in Saturday's 6 p.m. game at Ole Miss, then again at No. 11 Georgia and No. 6 Alabama, plus in home games against Texas A&M and Samford. 

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said he wasn't worried about the first playoff standings. He's looking down range.

"Tonight doesn't concern me at all," Malzahn said during his weekly Tuesday press conference. "We've got three Top 10 teams on the road. I don't think there's another team in college football that can say that. We've already gone to Kansas State. We've already gone to the No. 1 team on the road, so the ball's in our court. We'll worry about that when we get to that." 

Center Reese Dismukes said he's not worried about the rankings, either.

"I really have no care about it at all. Whatever happens is going to happen," he said.

Auburn won the 2010 BCS national title and played in the title game last season, too.

The complete College Football Playoff standings are here.
Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter:

 

 

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