Auburn was declared the No. 1 team in the country by the BCS system for the first time in school history, even though the Tigers sit at third in the Associated Press and USA TODAY polls.
With the curse of the No. 1 position looming overhead, Auburn travels to Oxford, Miss., in hopes of remaining in the top spot for more than just a week.
Leading the way is quarterback Cam Newton, who surpassed Pat Sullivan’s touchdown-per-season record Saturday.