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Auburn jumps to No. 6 in College Football Playoff rankings

Photo: Wade Rackley/Auburn Athletics

By Greg Ostendorf

AUBURN, Ala. – There might not have been a more signature win in college football this past weekend than Auburn taking down No. 1 Georgia, 40-17, and the Tigers were rewarded by the College Football Playoff selection committee, jumping to No. 6 in the latest rankings that came out Tuesday night.

“We played our best game of the year,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said Tuesday. “We played well on all three phases against a very talented team. We talked about championship urgency the past few weeks.