AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn rested on its bye week Saturday and let the rest of the country open things up for improvement in one of the major Top 25 polls.
Auburn (4-2, 2-1 SEC) received votes in the Coaches poll during its current three-game winning streak, but it didn’t break through into the Top 25 until after its off week. The Tigers, along with No. 21 North Carolina and No. 25 Navy, were the beneficiaries in the Coaches Poll of Miami, Virginia Tech and Arizona State dropping out of the Top 25.
The Tigers’ next opponent, Arkansas (5-2, 1-2 SEC), is ranked No. 17 in both the AP and the Coaches polls after beating Ole Miss on Saturday night. Still, Auburn is a nearly two-score favorite for the matchup against the Razorbacks.
Both of Auburn’s losses this season have come against teams inside the top six nationally. Clemson is No. 3 in the Coaches and No. 4 in the AP, while Texas A&M is No. 6 in both polls.