Bruce Pearl and the Auburn Tigers are up to No. 2 in the AP Poll after improving to 16-1 on the year over the weekend.

But, the Tigers got the most No. 1 votes in the poll. Still, they fell just short of topping Gonzaga for the No. 1 spot in this week’s rankings.

Pearl believes the Tigers should have the top spot. He explained why he thinks so (via

“I think, based at this time, we should be No. 1 based on our resume,” Pearl said. “But that doesn’t mean we’re the best team in the country, and I’m not saying that. I think we’re one of the top 20 teams in the country. I think we’re one of the top five or six teams in our league.”

If Auburn keeps winning this week, there’s a chance the Tigers could jump Gonzaga. The Tigers face Georgia midweek and then take on Kentucky in a huge game on Saturday.