Auburn football: As if Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry couldn’t get any bigger

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This is not just another normal weekend 

Auburn’s game against No. 1 Georgia got a little bit bigger on Tuesday night when the Tigers officially claimed a spot in the top 10 of the College Football Playoff rankings.

Gus Malzahn’s team landed at No. 10 and will host the top-ranked squad Saturday.

As much as Auburn has struggled at times this season, it’s all starting to come together for the Tigers. Their two losses in two strikingly different Death Valleys may come in handy. And a Georgia team that hasn’t really been tested too much will get one tough exam on the Plains.

No fear 

While Auburn fans have been displeased and, yes, even angry at times this season, they also have reason to be pumped for the weekend.

Malzahn’s football team isn’t just welcoming the Bulldogs to Jordan-Hare, but the Tigers will compete and even have a chance to win.

Keep these stats in mind when it seems like Auburn will be outmatched in its next outing:

In other Auburn football news:

Auburn soccer’s going dancing 

It’s tournament time for Auburn soccer. The Tigers will host Hofstra on Friday at 5 p.m. CT at the Auburn Soccer Complex.

This will be Auburn’s fourth straight and 15th overall trip to the NCAA Tournament. Karen Hoppa’s team is one of nine SEC squads to earn a spot in the tournament after finishing the season with a 7-6-5 overall record. Last season, the Tigers advanced all the way to the Elite Eight.

Here’s to another chance at postseason success.

Tweet of the day 

One of the best to ever wear orange and blue achieved yet another striking feat this week:

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