Nov. 17, 2013
Kris Frost celebrates with Auburn fans after crazy win over Georgia (Lauren Barnard photo)
By Charles Goldberg
AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn is still on the move in the football polls, jumping up a spot to No. 6 in the BCS standings Sunday night to complete a day of improvement in the national surveys.
Auburn used Saturday’s dramatic 43-38 win over Georgia to move up in the BCS, the AP, the coaches and the Harris polls.
Auburn was ranked No. 7 in the coaches poll and the Harris poll -- two of the elements of the BCS -- and got a boost from the computer portion of the BCS, which ranked the Tigers No. 3.
The stage is being set for a showdown game against No. 1 Alabama on Nov. 30 in Jordan-Hare Stadium with the SEC West, and maybe more, on the line. Auburn, 10-1, and Alabama, 10-0, are the two highest ranked SEC teams in the BCS and the polls.
Auburn is off this week. Alabama plays Chattanooga.
Auburn moved up one spot to No. 6 in the AP and moved up two spots to No. 7 in the coaches’ poll and the Harris poll.
The coaches’ poll and the Harris poll represent two-thirds of the BCS standings. The average score of six computers represent the other third of the BCS.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said he can’t be worried about the BCS, not with Alabama on the horizon.
"No, we’ve got our hands full with this next one," he said.
The league has five of the top 11 teams in the coaches’ poll and five of the top 12 in the AP poll. Seven SEC teams are ranked overall.
SEC teams in the polls varied slightly in their rankings. In the AP, Alabama is No. 1 followed by No. 6 Auburn, No. 8 Missouri, No. 9 Texas A&M, No. 12 South Carolina and No. 18 LSU.
In the coaches’ poll, it's No. 1 Alabama, No. 7 Auburn, No. 8 Missouri, No. 10 Texas A&M, No. 11 South Carolina and No. 19 LSU.
Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter: Follow @AUGoldMine