Auburn Moves To Sixth In The BCS
Tre Mason
Tre Mason
Inside The Auburn Tigers
Posted Nov 17, 2013


Auburn's win over Georgia improved the Tigers to sixth in the latest BCS standings.

Auburn, Ala.--Following a dramatic 43-38 win over the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, the 10-1 Auburn Tigers find themselves right in the hunt for a BCS bowl berth at the end of the season with a move to No. 6 in the latest standings released Sunday night. With a .786 total, the Tigers are just behind Oregon (.792) and the second-highest SEC team behind top-seeded Alabama.

With Alabama, Auburn, Texas A&M, LSU and Ole Miss all in the Top 25 of the BCS standings that gives the SEC’s Western Division as many teams as the Pac 12 and more than any other BCS conference.

One of the reasons Auburn made a move and are a clear sixth is because of the computers. Last week the Tigers were seventh in the computers, but a win over Georgia moved them to a tie for third with Baylor. That total should only increase with Alabama still left on the schedule.

The move and continued winning by Gus Malzahn’s team sets the stage for one of the biggest Iron Bowl games in series history coming up in two weeks at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

With FCS opponent Chattanooga coming up this week for undefeated Alabama, the two teams are on a collision course for a showdown for the SEC Western Division title. This game is already big enough, but with a lot more than just simple pride on the line it’s going to make for two long weeks for Coach Gus Malzahn’s club as they look to avenge two years of frustration against the Crimson Tide.

The bye week comes at a great time for Auburn as the Tigers will need several days to come down from the high of the incredible win over the Bulldogs. A physical game as well, the off week will allow Auburn to get as close to full strength as possible when Alabama comes to town on Nov. 30.

Poll Talk

In the Associated Press poll the Tigers moved up to sixth, trailing Alabama, Florida State, Baylor, Ohio State and Oregon. Auburn is one spot lower in the coaches poll with Clemson in sixth and Ohio State just ahead of Baylor in the third spot. The Harris Interactive poll is the mirror image of the coaches poll in the top seven with Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State, Baylor, Oregon and Clemson the six schools in front of the Tigers.

Full BCS Rankings

1. Alabama (10-0) .9914
2. Florida State (10-0) .9661
3. Ohio State (10-0) .8869
4. Baylor (9-0) .8856
5. Oregon (9-1) .7917
6. Auburn (10-1) .7860
7. Clemson (9-1) .7681
8. Missouri (9-1) .7231
9. Stanford (8-2) .6238
10. Oklahoma State (9-1) .5890
11. South Carolina (8-2) .5883
12. Texas A&M (8-2) .5394
13. Michigan State (9-1) .4646
14. UCLA (8-2) .4615
15. Fresno State (9-0) .4134
16. Northern Illinois (10-0) .3729 17. Arizona State (8-2) .3414
18. Central Florida (8-1) .3033
19. Wisconsin (8-2) .2907
20. Oklahoma (8-2) .2760
21. Louisville (9-1) .2664
22. LSU (7-3) .2645
23. Southern California (8-3) .1070
24. Mississippi (7-3) .1048
25. Minnesota (8-2) .0604

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