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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Auburn inching up both major polls

Auburn's win against Arkansas State gave it a modest bump in both major polls Tuesday. The Tigers jumped three spots in the latest USA Today coaches' poll, from No. 23 to a tie for No. 20. They moved up one spot in the Associated Press poll to No. 21.

The Tigers had 371 points in the coaches' poll after getting 260 the first week. They're tied with Utah at No. 23, moving ahead of Pittsburgh, North Carolina and Oregon State, who all lost in their openers.

Auburn is one of seven SEC teams in the rankings, joining No. 1 Alabama, No. 6 Florida, No. 15 Arkansas, No. 16 LSU, No. 19 Georgia and No. 25 South Carolina.

In the AP poll, Auburn had 362 points, just behind Utah at no. 20 and ahead of Georgia at No. 22.

The Tigers play at Mississippi State on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. The Bulldogs received votes in this week's coaches' poll, finishing with five points.

Coaches' poll snapshot:
19. LSU (1-0) 384 points, LW: 21
20. Utah (1-0) 365 points, LW: NR
21. Auburn (1-0) 362 points, LW: 22

22. Georgia (1-0) 353 points, LW: 23
23. West Virginia (1-0) 226 points, LW: 25
AP poll snapshot
18. Florida State (1-0) 500 points, LW: 20
19. Georgia (1-0) 458 points, LW: 21
20. Auburn (1-0) 371 points, LW: 23
20. Utah (1-0) 371 points, LW: t24
22. West Virginia (1-0) 185 points, LW: t24


Anonymous said...

Great to see more national attention coming our way! WAR CAM EAGLE!

Are you going to make it Thursday Andy?

Andy Bitter said...

I will definitely be there. Should be an interesting game. ESPN Thursday-nighters on the road are always difficult.

easyedwin said...

Auburn can score up some points. And the team with the most points usually wins. State will not be able to keep up.

MikeP said...

I expect Auburn to win Thursday, but I'm thinkin' it won't be easy. Unless some magic gets worked with the pass defense it could get downright scary.