Auburn became the talk of the college football world over the weekend following its dismantling of No. 1 Georgia.
Now, the Tigers are right in the thick of the College Football Playoff race.
Auburn continued to rise in the College Football Playoff rankings, jumping from No. 10 to No. 6 in this week’s rankings.
The Tigers have steadily climbed in the CFP rankings, starting at No. 14 and moving to No. 10 after a road victory over Texas A&M. Now, Auburn is knocking on the door of the top four.
Auburn will host Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday, a matchup that could be overlooked after the win over Georgia and the Iron Bowl looming next week. However, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn does not expect a letdown from his team.
“After a big win, you see a lot of teams have a fall-off,” Malzahn said. “We can’t have a fall-off, and that’s our challenge to our team - to keep the momentum going into one of the last games of the year. We need to keep that championship urgency this week. That’s our message to the team, so I expect us to do that.”
If the Tigers take care of business against the Warhawks, they will host Alabama in the 82nd Iron Bowl, which will be a winner-take-all for the SEC West championship.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS (Nov. 14, 2017)
8. Notre Dame
9. Ohio State
10. Penn State
13. Oklahoma State
14. Washington State
16. Mississippi State
17. Michigan State
19. NC State
25. Boise State
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