AUBURN — Fresh off the upset of Texas A&M and Johnny Manziel, Auburn has catapulted to a No. 11 ranking in the Associated Press and an identical ranking in the first BCS Standings of the season which were released Sunday night. The Tigers (6-1, 3-1 SEC) last appeared in the BCS Standings when they were ranked No. 25 in the final standings of 2011.
It is the highest Auburn has been in the AP Poll since finishing No. 1 after winning the 2010 BCS National Championship.
Auburn is ranked No. 17 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 15 in the Harris Poll, the two human rankings in the BCS formula.
Auburn defeated Texas A&M, 45-41, at Kyle Field Saturday afternoon in the biggest win in the short tenure of first-year head coach Gus Malzahn. It was Auburn’s first road win over a ranked opponent since October 1, 2011 at No. 10 South Carolina.
Auburn outdueled the highest scoring and most productive offense in the SEC in a game which featured 1,200 yards of
Auburn hosts Florida Atlantic (2-5, 1-4 Conference USA) at 6:30 p.m. Saturday on FSN.