AUBURN, Ala. — After debuting in the Top 10 of the first College Football Playoff rankings last week, Auburn football is getting that same kind of love from the traditional AP and coaches pollsters after Week 10.
Auburn (7-2, 5-1 SEC) moved up to No. 8 this week in both the AP and Amway Coaches polls following its 23-16 win over Vanderbilt. Losses from Texas A&M, Florida and Nebraska paved the way for the Tigers to climb into the Top 10 of the two major polls this weekend.
“I’m glad to have a victory,” Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said Saturday. “I’m glad to get to number seven, and I’m really proud of our team.”
This is the first time Auburn has been ranked in the Top 10 of either poll past the first week of the season since November 2014. The Tigers were ranked No. 9 in the College Football Playoff rankings last week. The newest edition will be released Tuesday night.
The Tigers are the second-highest ranked SEC team in both polls behind No. 1 Alabama. Up next, they hit the road to play unranked Georgia (5-4, 3-4 SEC) next Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.