Auburn drops in the AP Poll hours after rankings release
Well, this may be a first for Auburn or any other team for that matter.
On Sunday afternoon, the latest AP Poll was released with the Tigers checking in at No. 14. All things considered, that felt like a pretty good spot for Auburn after becoming a bit lucky to escape with a win over Arkansas on Saturday.
Unfortunately, the Tigers did not even get a chance to play again before they dropped to No. 15. A revised AP Poll was put out just a few hours after the latest release with the Tigers replaced by BYU at No. 14.
AP Top 25 (revised)
Had a little issue. Fixed it. The only change: BYU is now 14 and Auburn is now 15.
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) October 11, 2020
It appears the initial poll was likely revised due to an accidental omission of BYU on one poll. Ryan Aber, a beat writer with The Oklahoman, explained his mistake on Twitter:
I take the responsibility of voting in the AP college football poll seriously. I messed up this week, leaving off BYU after having them No. 12 a week ago. I meant to have them in that range this time, accidentally marked that I had them accounted for and didn’t. I’ll do better.
— Ryan Aber (@ryaber) October 11, 2020
At this point, all Auburn can hope for is that the Tigers do not drop further before they get another chance to play.