Auburn’s season is over, but the Tigers still hold the top spot in the S&am ranking, according to ESPN’s College Football Playoff rankings.
That’s despite being 0-4.
The Tigers had a bye week, which gave them the opportunity to rest up for next week.
The team played a nonconference game at Georgia Tech and the following week at Arkansas, where they were swept by the Razorbacks.
The only losses came at LSU, where QB Jake Allen completed just 4-of-19 passes for 87 yards and two interceptions, and vs. Texas A&M, where RB Leonard Fournette rushed for 109 yards and a TD.
The win over Arkansas was Auburn’s third straight.
The Bulldogs went 7-3 against the SEC, but Auburn was shut out by Alabama in a 52-20 win on Oct. 28.
Auburn had a loss to Alabama in Week 2, but was also shut out at LSU by a 42-10 blowout on Nov. 8.
The Tide went 9-0, but lost to Auburn by 31-13 in the Cotton Bowl.
The last time Auburn faced Alabama was in the College Football Championship Game in 2018.
The Tiger defense gave up just 24 points in that game.
Auburn is now 3-0 in its past five games.
Auburn was the top seed in the conference, but fell to the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship Game.
The Crimson Tide won 24-24 in the season finale.
The Auburn-Alabama game was a rematch of the 2008 national title game, which was played in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after Auburn won the BCS title.
The winner of the game is the national champion.
The SEC’s top seed is Alabama, which beat Auburn 29-17 in a rematch in Atlanta in 2018, the first SEC title game since the Bama-Auburn game in 2006.
Alabama finished second in the league with a record of 21-0.
Alabama’s only loss came in the opener against Alabama, where a 39-yard TD pass to Jalen Hurts with 8:35 left put the Tide up 14-7.
Alabama beat Auburn by 30-16 in the finale.