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Auburn jumps Boise State in latest USA Today coaches' poll

Auburn It was going to happen sooner or later, and sooner came Sunday, when Auburn jumped Boise State for the No. 2 spot in the USA Today college football coaches' poll.

The top five in the new USA Today index: Oregon, Auburn, Boise State, Texas Christian and Alabama. Rounding out the top 10 are Utah, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Nebraska.

The Associated Press top five is Oregon, Boise State, Auburn, TCU and Alabama. Rounding out the AP top 10 are Utah, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Nebraska and Stanford.

The USA Today poll is used in the BCS standings while the AP is no longer part of the formula but still crowns an independent champion.

It seemed inevitable that Auburn would eventually pass Boise State for the No. 2 spot in the coaches' poll, although the leapfrog this week came after Boise State scored a 29-point win over Louisiana Tech last Tuesday.

Auburn made the move with a 20-point road win at Mississippi (3-5).

The latest BCS standings will be released Sunday evening on ESPN.

--Chris Dufresne

chris.dufresne@latimes.com

Photo: Heisman Trophy hopeful Cam Newton and Auburn have been winning big, including a 51-31 victory over Mississippi on Saturday. Credit: Getty Images

 
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