Auburn will likely take on the No. 1 team in the nation again on Nov. 25, when it hosts Alabama in the Iron Bowl. The winner-take-all tilt for the SEC West will kick at the same time as Auburn's most recent victory over a No. 1 team in Georgia: 2:30 p.m. CT on CBS.
The conference's Monday afternoon announcement came as no surprise, as the Iron Bowl traditionally kicks off at the mid-afternoon time. The last time the game was given a prime-time slot -- 2014 at 7 p.m. in Tuscaloosa -- Auburn fell 55-44.
The Tigers and Tide will both face low-tier opponents in Week 12 in Louisiana-Monroe and Mercer, respectively.
Auburn is coming off an obliteration of the formerly top-ranked Bulldogs on The Plains, 40-17. Alabama's Week 11 victory over Mississippi State needed a game-winning touchdown with under 30 seconds remaining to clinch the Tide's closest win of the season, 31-24.
CBS' A-Team of Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson will call the game. The winner of the 82nd Iron Bowl secures a spot in the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta against SEC East champion Georgia.
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