SEC Power Rankings, Week 3

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Sep 6, 2014; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall (14) looks to pass during the second half against the San Jose State Spartans at Jordan Hare Stadium. The Tigers defeated the Spartans 59-13. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

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This Week: Beat San Jose State 59-13

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After an impressive performance in the second half of the season opener against Arkansas, the Tigers moved into the top spot of our SEC Power Rankings. After a complete game against the San Jose State Spartans, there is no reason to make a change. And, to show that there is not any (or perhaps very limited) bias in these rankings, ESPN has ranked Auburn as the No. 1 team in the country in the latest edition of the Football Power Index. So there.

In all seriousness, however, the Auburn offense looked great against the Spartans. They amassed 493 yards, but could have had much more if not for premium field position on several occasions and the desire to milk the clock in the fourth quarter.

Aside from one long pass play, the defense performed very well also. The Tigers forced three interceptions, had four sacks, and held SJSU to 65 rushing yards. In all, it was an impressive performance. Now, the Tigers have a week off before the road trip to Kansas State September 18.

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