Auburn moves to No. 8 after sixth straight win
Nov. 6, 2016

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Auburn celebrates with Daniel Carlson, right, after one of his three field goals Saturday

By Charles Goldberg
AuburnTigers.com

AUBURN, Ala. Auburn ran its winning streak to six games Saturday and jumped into the Top 10 in the coaches poll Sunday.

The Tigers are ranked No. 8 in both the coaches and AP polls, their highest ranking in both polls this season.

Auburn was ranked ninth in the first College Football Playoff standings last Tuesday.

Auburn was eighth in Sunday's Super 16 poll produced by the Football Writers Association of America and the National Football Foundation.

The Tigers moved up four spots in the coaches poll and three spots in the AP poll after beating Vanderbilt 23-16 Saturday in Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Tigers' next assignment is at Georgia this coming Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Central time on CBS.

A win at Georgia, then at Alabama on Nov. 26, would give Auburn at least a share of the SEC West title plus a spot in the conference championship game in Atlanta. Alabama, at No. 1, and Auburn, at No. 8, are the two highest ranked SEC teams.

Coach Gus Malzahn said Saturday his focus this week is only on the game in Athens.

"The way we are going to look at it is that we are going to Georgia," Malzahn said. "We will see what happens at the end. That is our approach. We aren't looking ahead. That has been our formula this year and we will continue to do the same thing."

The Tigers are 7-2 overall and 5-1 in the Southeastern Conference. Georgia, a 27-24 winner over Kentucky on Saturday night, is 5-4 overall and 3-4 in the league.

Here's the complete coaches Top 25
Here's the AP Top 25

Here are our stories about Auburn's win over Vanderbilt...

'Big-time player': Auburn's Josh Holsey does it again
'Great feeling to finally get one': First TD catch for Darius Slayton
Auburn's Kamryn Pettway piles up yards, but joins injury club
'Coach, I can go': Sean White rallies Auburn past Vanderbilt
'We've got a lot of guys who can play:' Darrell Williams leads linebackers
Gamer: Sean White comes on to lead Auburn past Vandy

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


 

 

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