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Auburn football: Tigers drop out of top 15 of AP, coaches' polls

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn continues to tumble down the rankings in both major polls. Following Saturday's 34-7 loss to Georgia, the Tigers dropped out of the latest top 15 in the Associated Press and the Amway Coaches' polls, which were released Sunday.

In the AP, Auburn dropped to No. 16 in the AP and No. 17 in the coaches'. Last week, the Tigers were No. 9 in both rankings.

The top five had some shakeup, as defending national champion Florida State moved up to No. 1 in both polls. Alabama used a win over the former No. 1, Mississippi State, to ascend to No. 2 in both rankings.

The remaining top 10 in both polls featured the same teams: Oregon (No. 3), Mississippi State (No. 4), Texas Christian (No. 5), Baylor (No. 6), Ohio State (No. 7), Ole Miss (No. 8) and Georgia and Michigan State. The final two had the only difference in the two polls; the Bulldogs were No. 9 in the coaches' and the Spartans No. 10, with the squads swapping places in the AP.

Auburn is 1-2 against teams ranked in this week's top 10, taking a victory over Ole Miss and falling on the road to Mississippi State and Georgia.

This week, the Tigers will host Samford in their final home game of the year before ending the regular season on Nov. 29 in the Iron Bowl.

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