When Auburn kicks off Aug. 31 against Oregon, it will not only be going into the season with high expectations from the Auburn faithful, but also from the Associated Press.
The Week 0 AP poll was released today and Auburn will come into the season at No. 16 in the nation. The Tigers are one of six SEC schools in the AP Top 25. Alabama is No. 2, Georgia No. 3, LSU No. 6, Florida No. 8 and Texas A&M No. 12.
Auburn's Week 1 opponent, Oregon, will enter the season at No. 11 in the nation. Oregon is one of Auburn's six opponents for the upcoming season that are ranked in the Top 25 heading into Week 1.
The last time Auburn opened up the season at No.16 in the nation was 2005, when it finished the season 9-3 and at No.14 in the country. 2005 was Tommy Tuberville's seventh season as Auburn's head coach, and 2019 will be Gus Malzahn's seventh, as well.
Auburn is coming off a 2018 season which saw the Tigers finish with an 8-5 record and fail to finish in the Top 25 for the first time since 2015.
WEEK 0 AP POLL
5. Ohio State
9. Notre Dame
12. Texas A&M
15. Penn State
18. Michigan State
21. Iowa State
23. Washington State
Sign up for our newsletter
Get The Plainsman straight to your inbox.
Others receiving votes: Missouri 117, Army 94, Mississippi State 87, Miami (FL) 70, Northwestern 63, TCU 57, Virginia 44, Boise State 38, Cincinnati 16, South Carolina 15, Virginia Tech 12, Fresno State 8, Utah State 8, Minnesota 7, Memphis 6, Appalachian State 5, West Virginia 3, Oklahoma State 3, Arizona State 3, Arizona 1, USC 1
Do you like this story? The Plainsman doesn't accept money from tuition or student fees, and we don't charge a subscription fee. But you can donate to support The Plainsman.Support The Plainsman