AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn’s time as a top ten time was cut short on Saturday afternoon.
One week after landing at No. 8 in both the AP and Coaches Poll the Tigers stumbled against the Georgia Bulldogs, losing a sixth-straight game between the hedges in Athens 13-7.
Head coach Gus Malzahn’s team dropped eight spots to No. 16 in the Amway Coaches Poll and slipped ten spots to No. 18 in the AP poll on Sunday afternoon. The loss also ended Auburn’s six game win streak.
Auburn (7-3, 5-2 SEC) entered the AP Top 25 after dominating Mississippi State 38-10 in Starkville in Week 6. Auburn moved into the Amway Coaches Poll the following week. Over the next month the Tigers climbed to No. 8 in both national polls and earned a No. 9 ranking in the College Football Playoff rankings as well.
Three teams ranked ahead of the Tigers lost Saturday including No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Washington. Auburn’s other two losses this season came to Clemson and Texas A&M.
The Tigers will face off against Alabama A&M on senior day in Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. Auburn’s final game of the regular season will be the Iron Bowl against No. 1 Alabama on Nov. 26.