Auburn Preseason Rankings: Where History and Fate Collide
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alloutking
4 weeks ago

It's that time again, Auburn has been ranked at No. 16 in the preseason poll (AP). I made a spreadsheet to look how well Auburn fared over the last 15 years with final rankings and records.

Auburn historically has done rather well when NOT ranked in the top 10 to begin the season. Look at 2004,2005, 2010, & 2017. These seasons Auburn was ranked out side of the 10 top and ended the season with at least 9 wins or more.

On the flip side, they have done historically poor when ranked in the top 10 to begin the season. It's only been one occasion where that was not the case. Auburn had the talent to reload when Tubby was here back in 2006; even though they suffered a couple upsets. Tubby was known for this.

You can see in years 2008, 2014, 2015,& 2018 that Auburn was ranked inside the top 10 and ended the season with a poor record.

With all that being said I think Auburn is poised to potentially make a good run this season. However, our strength of schedule is brutal. We will see over the few months how we will do. War Eagle!

https://i.redd.it/l771276h7ih31.png

Auburn Preseason Rankings: Where History and Fate Collide

It's that time again, Auburn has been ranked at No. 16 in the preseason poll (AP). I made a spreadsheet to look how well Auburn fared over the last 15 years with final rankings and records.

Auburn historically has done rather well when NOT ranked in the top 10 to begin the season. Look at 2004,2005, 2010, & 2017. These seasons Auburn was ranked out side of the 10 top and ended the season with at least 9 wins or more.

On the flip side, they have done historically poor when ranked in the top 10 to begin the season. It's only been one occasion where that was not the case. Auburn had the talent to reload when Tubby was here back in 2006; even though they suffered a couple upsets. Tubby was known for this.

You can see in years 2008, 2014, 2015,& 2018 that Auburn was ranked inside the top 10 and ended the season with a poor record.

With all that being said I think Auburn is poised to potentially make a good run this season. However, our strength of schedule is brutal. We will see over the few months how we will do. War Eagle!

https://i.redd.it/l771276h7ih31.png

LikeMyFatherBeforeMe
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4 weeks ago

We've all heard this talking point, but it's nice to get some hard numbers on the matter. Thank you; good post!