Auburn falls out of USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll top 25

The Auburn Tigers have fallen out of the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll top 25 rankings following a 2-2 week against South Alabama and No. 1-ranked Arkansas.

After a close 2-1 win over the Jaguars on Tuesday, Auburn lost back-to-back one-run games against the Razorbacks at Plainsman Park. The Tigers were able to win 8-6 in the series finale, but the lost series was ultimately enough to convince the voters to drop the Tigers from the top 25.

The 1-2 weekend series result dropped Butch Thompson’s team to just 1-5 in SEC play to start the season. While the road has been difficult, the results are nonetheless disappointing for an Auburn team that started the season so hot.

The SEC remains one of the toughest conferences in the nation with 11 teams making this week’s rankings. Arkansas remains the country’s best team at No. 1, with Texas A&M, Tennessee, Florida, LSU, and Vanderbilt joining the Hogs in the top 10.

Auburn will have an opportunity to claw back into the top 25 when it travels to College Station to take on No. 4 Texas A&M this weekend after a Tuesday contest against Jacksonville State at Plainsman Park.

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