The Auburn Tigers moved up one spot to No. 5 in the AP Top 25 Poll. The defending SEC champs jumped over previously No. 5 Ohio State. The Buckeyes, who needed two fourth-quarter touchdowns to get past Navy in Baltimore, fell to No. 8.

Auburn is coming off an important SEC West win, 45-21 over Arkansas.

Right behind Auburn is Georgia, who moved up six spots from No. 12 with their own 45-21 victory that came over Clemson.

A total of eight SEC teams are ranked. Texas A&M had the biggest leap moving up 12 spots  to. No. 9 with their shocking win over South Carolina. As a result, the Gamecocks took over the Aggies previous ranking at No. 21.

Tiger quarterback Jeremy Johnson looked terrific in the starting role, throwing his first eight passes for completions. He finished 12-of-16 for 243 yards and 2 touchdowns in one half of play. Marshall replaced Johnson after halftime and lead Auburn to 17 of the Tigers 24 second half points. Safety Jermaine Johnson returned an interception 33-yards for a touchdown.

Running back Cameron Artis-Payne rushed for 177 yards and got stronger as the game went on. It was his third 100-yard game at Auburn.

For Auburn’s defense it was a tale of two halves. They gave up 256 yards of offense in the first half. The three-headed monster at running back – Alex Collins, Jonathan Williams and Korliss Marshall – combined for 140 of those yards on the ground. Razorbacks quarterback Brandon Allen went  9-of-14 for 116 yards and two touchdowns.  Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson made adjustments at halftime and completely shut down the Hogs offensive in the second half. The three running backs combined for just 7 yards.

Saturday Auburn hosts San Jose State at 7 p.m. eastern time on ESPN2.

Here is the entire AP Top 25.

1 Florida State (46)
2 Alabama (1)
3 Oregon (5)
4 Oklahoma (2)
5 Auburn
6 Georgia
7 Michigan State
8 Ohio State
9 Texas A&M
10 Baylor
12 LSU
13 Stanford
14 USC
15 Ole Miss
16 Notre Dame
17 Arizona State
18 Wiscosnin
19 Nebraska
20 Kansas State
21 South Carolina
21 North Carolina
23 Clemson
24 Missouri
25 Louisville