Auburn climbs 4 spots in latest AP poll

An 8-0 start has Auburn climbing up the rankings and knocking on the door of the top 10.

The Tigers jumped four spots to No. 11 in the Week 5 AP poll that was announced Monday. That is their highest ranking of the season, after checking in at No. 12 in two previous editions of the poll.

They are one of just 12 undefeated teams remaining in college basketball and Auburn is the sixth-highest ranked unbeaten team. They trail No. 1 Houston, No. 2 Texas, No. 3 Virginia, No. 4 Purdue, and No. 5 Uconn.

The Tiger are fresh off a 93-66 win over Colgate in Neville Arena Friday night. It was their best offensive performance of the season as they made 10 3-pointers and showed their impressive depth.

Auburn is the fourth-highest ranked SEC team. They are behind No. 7 Tennessee, No. 8 Alabama, and No. 9 Arkansas. They are ahead of No. 16 Kentucky, and No. 23 Mississippi State.

The Tigers will return to action Saturday against Memphis in the Holiday Hoopsgiving contest. The Tigers received votes in this week’s AP poll.

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Story originally appeared on Auburn Wire