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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Auburn ranked No. 3 in both polls, could be No. 1 when BCS rankings come out tonight

Auburn could be No. 1 when the BCS rankings come out this afternoon. That's what some ESPN projections say could happen.

In the meantime, the Tigers continued to climb the polls after their 24-17 win against No. 6 LSU.

Auburn is ranked third in the USA Today coaches' poll and the Associated Press poll, up two spots. It jumped Oklahoma, which lost to Missouri, and TCU, which beat Air Force.

The Tigers earned three first-place votes in both polls.

It's the highest Auburn has been ranked since it was No. 2 in October of 2006.

The coaches' poll is one third of the BCS rankings formula, which will be released tonight around 8:30 ET. Auburn was fourth in the initial rankings last week.

Here's a coaches' poll glance:
1. Oregon (50), 7-0, 1,463 points, LW: 1
2. Boise State (5), 6-0 1,383 points, LW: 2
3. Auburn (3), 8-0, 1,350 points, LW: 5
4. TCU (1), 8-0, 1,308 points, LW: 4
5. Michigan State, 8-0, 1,175 points, LW: 8
6. Alabama, 7-1, 1,152 points, LW: 7
7. Utah, 7-0, 1,091 points, LW: 9
8. Missouri, 7-0, 1,060 points, LW: 16
9. Wisconsin, 7-1, 973 points, LW: 11
10. Ohio State, 7-1, 966 points, LW: 10
AP poll glance:
1. Oregon (44), 7-0, 1,480 points, LW: 1
2. Boise State (11), 6-0 1,419 points, LW: 2
3. Auburn (3), 8-0, 1,376 points, LW: 5
4. TCU (2), 8-0, 1,354 points, LW: 4
5. Michigan State, 8-0, 1,175 points, LW: 8
6. Alabama, 7-1, 1,173 points, LW: 7
7. Missouri, 7-0, 1,121 points, LW: 19
8. Utah, 7-0, 1,098 points, LW: 9
9. Wisconsin, 7-1, 1,022 points, LW: 10
10. Ohio State, 7-1, 931 points, LW: 11
  • Three first-place votes for Auburn from Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, John Niyo of the Detroit News and Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News.
  • 16 voters had Auburn No. 2. Some notable ones: Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News, Craig James of ABC, Jon Solomon of the Birmingham News and Kyle Veazey of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.
  • 16 voters had Auburn No. 3. In this group: Chris Fowler of ESPN, Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN, Randy Rosetta of the Baton Rouge Advocate.
  • 24 voters had Auburn No. 4.
  • Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal World is the only voter with Auburn fifth. His top-four are Oregon, TCU, Boise State and Missouri.

3 comments:

Clint Richardson said...

The way the past few weeks have gone, I don't want to be #1 heading to Ole Miss. I hope Oregon gets beat in USC and we beat Ole Miss, so we can move up to #1 going into a game against UT-Chattanooga.

Aubiester said...

If we want to be a top program we should be able to handle being #1. Bammers would never complain about being #1.

Tar Heel Tiger said...

I don't care where we are ranked. #1 is just fine. I just want us to go 1-0 this season.