Sound Off: Should Auburn football have been a preseason Top 10 team?

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn football was just a few points away from cracking the top 10 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 Poll on Monday. Do the Tigers have a legitimate claim at one of those spots?

SEC Country’s Justin Ferguson and Lauren Shute discuss that on this week’s Sound Off, presented by Zaxby’s, along with the top offensive position battles heading into Week 1.

Feel free to skip around the video above to whatever topics interest you the most … though we know the most diehard Tigers fans will watch the whole thing.

Here are some timestamps to guide you:

  • 0:23: Auburn football was close to landing in the top 10 of the AP poll, settling at No. 12 behind Oklahoma State and Michigan. The Tigers have picked up a lot of hype in the offseason, but is it warranted? Was Auburn ranked too high, too low or just right?
  • 4:04: Gus Malzahn still hasn’t announced his starting offensive line or the No. 3 running back for the Georgia Southern season-opening game on Sept. 2. Let’s take stock of those battles and handicap who will come out on top for Auburn’s new-look offense.
  • 8:00: The Plains are buzzing for Week 1 against Georgia Southern, but the Tigers have an even bigger test just  one week later  against defending national champion Clemson. How does that affect Auburn’s approach for an overmatched but uniquely tricky Eagles team in the opener?

Check back to SEC Country all season for everything you need to know about Auburn football, including weekly videos from Lauren and Justin breaking down the biggest Tigers stories of the year.

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