AUBURN, Ala. — Victories bring movement in polls, and few teams in college football understand that more than Auburn.
After setting their sights on the top spot in the SEC, the Tigers took their rightful place at the top of the conference after defeating Alabama in the Iron Bowl on Saturday night.
Gus Malzahn’s football team climbed one spot from No. 2 to No. 1 in the SEC Country Power Poll after beating the Crimson Tide with relative ease in Jordan-Hare Stadium. The win broke Malzahn’s three-year losing streak to Alabama.
Jarrett Stidham’s first rivalry game in the state of Alabama was one to remember. The quarterback completed 21-of-28 passes (237 yards) and added 51 yards and a score on the ground.
Once again, Kerryon Johnson was spectacular in the Tigers backfield. Unfortunately, the junior running back injured a shoulder in the second half and his status is unknown for the rest of the season.
Defensively, Kevin Steele’s unit was a force even against the ever-threatening Crimson Tide. Jalen Hurts threw for 112 yards and gained 82 yards on the ground, while running backs Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough combined for 97 yards.
Alabama had a difficult time executing crucial plays on The Plains, converting just 4 of 15 third- and fourth-down attempts. It was the perfect ending to the month of November for Auburn.
Still, the Tigers’ season is far from over. In fact, Auburn’s hopes and dreams are quickly turning into reality. The Tigers will prepare to face SEC East champion Georgia in Atlanta this weekend, with a likely spot in the College Football Playoff spot on the line.
Your Week 13 Power Poll rankingsResults are below:
|1||Auburn (10 - 4)||286||22||2||1||1|
|2||Alabama (13 - 1)||256||0||1||2||3|
|3||Georgia (13 - 2)||250||0||3||2||3|
|4||LSU (9 - 4)||220||0||5||4||4|
|5||Mississippi State (9 - 4)||187||0||4||5||8|
|6||South Carolina (9 - 4)||162||0||6||5||10|
|7||Texas A&M (7 - 6)||151||0||7||5||10|
|8||Missouri (7 - 6)||133||0||8||5||10|
|9||Kentucky (7 - 6)||107||0||9||6||12|
|10||Ole Miss (6 - 6)||103||0||11||6||13|
|11||Florida (4 - 7)||63||0||10||8||13|
|12||Arkansas (4 - 8)||47||0||12||8||14|
|13||Vanderbilt (5 - 7)||36||0||14||11||13|
|14||Tennessee (4 - 8)||1||0||13||13||14|
This week's voters:
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Andrew Astleford (SEC Country)
Ben Wolk (SEC Country)
Brandon Walker (SEC Country)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Chris Kirschner (SEC Country)
Christopher Walsh (SEC Country)
Eric Bolin (SEC Country)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Jordan Mcpherson (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Lauren Shute (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Mike Griffith (SEC Country)
Thomas Neumann (SEC Country)
Trent Shadid (SEC Country)