Auburn climbs in polls; No. 7 in AP, 9th in BCS

Nov. 3, 2013

Celebrate
Auburn can celebrate moving up another spot in the AP and coaches polls (Todd Van Emst photo)


Coaches poll  / AP poll / BCS standings

By Charles Goldberg
AuburnTigers.com

AUBURN, Ala.  Auburn's rise in the football polls continued Sunday.  

The Tigers moved up one spot to No. 7 in the AP poll, up two spots to No. 9 in the BCS standings and up a spot to No. 10 in the coaches poll.  

The Tigers received a boost in the rankings following a 35-17 win at Arkansas on Saturday. The Tigers will take an 8-1 overall record and a 4-1 SEC mark into next Saturday's game at Tennessee.

Auburn made its first appearance of the season in the BCS and coaches' Top 10.

The computers used in the BCS combined to say Auburn is the seventh best team, but the Tigers' overall BCS ranking is lower due to the coaches poll and the Harris poll, which are also factors in the BCS. The six BCS computers have Auburn ranked as high as fifth and as low as 14th.

The BCS standings feature six SEC teams: No. 1 Alabama, No. 8 Missouri, No. 9 Auburn, No. 12 South Carolina, No. 13 LSU and No. 15 Texas A&M. 

The coaches poll has SEC teams ranked this way: No. 1 Alabama, No. 9 Missouri, No. 10 Auburn, No. 12 LSU, No. 13 Texas A&M and No. 15 South Carolina. 

The SEC teams ranked in the AP poll are No. 1 Alabama, No. 7 Auburn, No. 9 Missouri, No. 10 LSU, No. 11 Texas A&M and No. 13 South Carolina. 

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