SEC Power Rankings: Georgia Loss, Ole Miss Win Shakes Up Top Nine

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Aug 31, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers Trovon Reed (1), Ryan Smith (24), Anthony Swain (43) and Tre Mason (21) enter the field at Jordan Hare Stadium for the game against the Washington State Cougars. The Tigers beat the Cougars 31-24. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

13. Auburn Tigers

Record: 1-0

Previous Ranking: 13 (Trend: — )

Last Week: Auburn 31, Washington State 24

This Week: vs. Arkansas State

Next Week: vs. Mississippi State

Gus Malzahn got a victory in his first game with Auburn by defeating the Mike Leach-led Washington State Cougars. Tre Mason had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and Corey Grant had 75-yard touchdown run to help the Tigers to a win. Grant ended the day with 146 rushing yards on nine carries.

Junior college transfer Nick Marshall struggled in his starting debut, completing only 10-of-19 passes for just 99 yards. Auburn is going to need that position to improve dramatically if they intend to at least match their three-win total from last season.

Auburn has a cupcake game this week against Arkansas State before they host Mississippi State next weekend.