Last season, the Auburn Tigers won 10 games and captured the SEC West division for the first time since 2013. On Thursday, it was revealed the Tigers’ high expectations for 2018 are shared by several college football coaches.
USA Today released the Amway Coaches Poll on Thursday. The Tigers came in 10th in the poll, making Auburn third among SEC teams.
Alabama is ranked No. 1 coming off its fifth national championship under Nick Saban. Georgia, which played the Crimson Tide for the national title in 2017, is ranked No. 4.
The Top 10 teams are as follows:
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1. Alabama Crimson Tide (61 first-place votes)
2. Clemson Tigers (3)
3. Ohio State Buckeyes (1)
4. Georgia Bulldogs
5. Oklahoma Sooners
6. Washington Huskies
7. Wisconsin Badgers
8. Miami Hurricanes
9. Penn State Nittany Lions
10. Auburn Tigers
Auburn opens the 2018 season with a showdown against No. 6 Washington on Sept. 1 in Atlanta.
The Amway Board of Coaches is comprised of 65 head coaches at FBS schools. To see the coaches poll in its entirety, click here.