AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn’s 55-23 victory over Tennessee on Saturday paid dividends on Sunday when the latest BCS Standings were released.
The Tigers saw their ranking rise two places — from No. 9 to No. 7 — since last week. Auburn moved past a pair of other Tiger-named squads in Clemson and Missouri which it trailed in the standings last week. But the difference between Auburn (.7206) and No. 8 Clemson (.7200) averages is nearly splitting hairs. Auburn is just behind No. 6 Oregon (.7665), which suffered its first loss of the season last Thursday, falling on the road to BCS No. 4 Stanford 26-20.
A pair of human polls (the Harris and USA Today coaches') make up two-thirds of the BCS' formula. Auburn rose one spot in the coaches poll, going from No. 9 to No. 8, while it remained at No. 9 in the Harris rankings for the second consecutive week. Similarly, there was no movement for the Tigers in the Associated Press poll, which placed them at No. 7 as it did last week.
There was no change at the top of the standings, as Alabama and Florida State stayed Nos. 1 and 2, respectively.