Auburn made a leap in The Official SEC Country Power Poll this week after a 30-27 win over Kentucky last Thursday.
Auburn (4-2, 1-2 SEC) moved up three spots from No. 12 to No. 9 in this week’s edition of the poll with a total of 88 points.
The Tigers needed a late defensive stop to beat Kentucky, but the offense made significant strides in the passing game. Auburn quarterback Sean White threw for a career-high 255 yards in the victory.
Auburn’s ranking is fair after the team won its first conference game of the season. The Tigers are one spot ahead of Kentucky, who they just beat, and two spots ahead of No. 11 Arkansas. Auburn will play the Razorbacks on Saturday.
Auburn has many opportunities to improve its ranking with a remaining schedule that includes: Ole Miss (No. 6), Georgia (No. 7), Texas A&M (No. 4) and Alabama (No. 2).
|RANK||TEAM||POINTS||1ST PLACE |
|1||Louisiana State (6-0)||219||15||1||2||1|
|4||Texas A&M (5-1)||172||0||3||4||3|
|5||Mississippi State (5-2)||135||0||5||11||6|
|13||South Carolina (3-4)||17||0||13||13||13|
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