SEC Power Rankings: Georgia, LSU Do Battle To Keep SEC, National Championship Hopes Alive

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Sep 21, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Auburn Tigers wide receiver Quan Bray (4) recovers a fumble from LSU Tigers linebacker Seth Fruge (48) during the second half of a game at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Auburn 35-21. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

12. Auburn Tigers

Record: 3-1 (1-1)

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Last Week: LSU 35, Auburn 21

This Week: Bye

Next Week: vs. Ole Miss

Auburn put up a strong effort in the second half against LSU, even though it was clear LSU wasn’t trying too hard for the last 30 minutes. There is no shame in losing to LSU on the road at this stage of the game for Auburn.

What matters for Auburn right now is playing tough against the LSU’s of the world – as they did Saturday – and trying to win games against Arkansas and Tennessee. Get those two games and the Western Carolina games and Auburn. That should be the goal and focus for Auburn at this point.

In the meantime, Auburn will see what they can do to catch Ole Miss off-guard next week.