AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn made a big move up the rankings a day after the Tigers 45-41 win over Texas A&M at Kyle Field.
The Tigers moved up 13 spots from No. 24 to No. 11 in the latest AP poll. Auburn made its debut in the USA Today Coaches poll at No. 17.
The first BCS standings, which determine the two teams that play for the BCS National Championship, will be released Sunday night.
Auburn improved to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the SEC. The Tigers are alone in 2nd place in the SEC West standings, one game behind first-place Alabama.
“We’ve not arrived yet,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said. “We’ve gotten better each week. We want to continue to get better and I think we can if we stay healthy. We’ll take it one step at a time.”
The Aggies fell from No. 7 to No. 14 in the AP poll, and No. 15 in the Coaches poll, still two spots above Auburn, following the loss.
It was a big week for upsets as nine ranked teams lost including No. 3 Clemson, No. 6 LSU, No. 8 Louisville, No. 9 UCLA, No. 11 South Carolina, No. 15 Georgia, No. 20 Washington and No. 22 Florida.
Auburn returns to action next Saturday as Florida Atlantic visits Jordan-Hare Stadium. Kickoff on Fox Sports Net is set for 6:30 p.m. CT.
The Tigers return to conference play Nov. 2 at Arkansas.
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