Three SEC teams earned a spot in the new Associated Press poll, but one in particular captured a very noteworthy ranking.
After another 2-0 week in SEC play, Auburn moved up three spots to No. 8 in the poll, which is the first time the Tigers have been ranked inside the top 10 since 2000.
AP POLL ALERT: Villanova, Virginia, Purdue top AP Top 25 for fourth straight week; Duke slides to No. 9 after loss to St. John's. Lots of changes in poll with losses, see it all here: https://t.co/eT6s6KVsmd pic.twitter.com/GGussb2CGr
— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) February 5, 2018
Bruce Pearl’s squad will try to keep its momentum going this week at home against Texas A&M and on the road at Georgia.
Meanwhile, Tennessee jumped up to No. 15 after two blowout wins, with the Vols set to face one of their toughest challenges of the season on Tuesday when they visit Lexington to take on Kentucky.
Speaking of the Wildcats, they remained in the top 25 at No. 24 despite losing at Missouri this past Saturday.
Alabama (8) and Florida (3) were the only other SEC teams to receive votes in this week’s poll.
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