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Tigers on track in BCS

AUBURN – Going into the regular-season finale at Alabama, Auburn remains a solid No. 2 in the BCS standings and on track to win a national championship if it can win three straight games.

Oregon inched further ahead of Auburn with a BCS average of .9754. The Tigers remain close behind at .9682 and are No. 1 in all six computer rankings.

Auburn (11-0, 7-0) will try to finish the regular season undefeated when it plays Alabama (9-2, 5-2) on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Oregon (10-0, 6-0) has games remaining against Arizona at home and at Oregon State.

TCU remains third, just ahead of Boise State. LSU is No. 5.

Auburn, which was left out of the BCS Championship Game despite a perfect record in 2004, is on track to make it to its first BCS championship game if it can beat Alabama and beat East Division champion South Carolina in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game.

The Tigers and Tide kick off at 1:30 p.m. Friday on CBS.

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