AUBURN, Ala. — The more Auburn wins, the more it continues to ascend in the national rankings.
And in the rankings that count the most — the BCS Standings — the Tigers appeared in the top 10 for the first time this season, rising from No. 11 last week to No. 9 on Sunday. Auburn moved up following Miami's loss to Florida State and also vaulted past Oklahoma, which was off this weekend. The Tigers' BCS average (.6686) is just behind Missouri (.689) and directly in front of Oklahoma (.6084).
At the top of the BCS Standings, Florida State and Oregon flip-flopped for the second straight week. The Ducks took over the No. 2 spot last week, but the Seminoles eased back to the runner-up spot following their blowout victory against the Hurricanes on Saturday night. Both teams trail Alabama, which has been the top-ranked team every week of the standings up to this point.
The Tigers improved by one position in each of the two major human polls, going from No. 8 to No. 7 in the Associated Press poll and from No. 11 to No. 10 in the USA Today coaches' poll.
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Auburn joins five other SEC teams in the AP's top 25, and all reside in the top 13: Alabama at No. 1, Missouri at No. 9, LSU at No. 10, Texas A&M at No. 11 and South Carolina at No. 13.