Don't get me wrong, being 10-1 in the SEC is elite status. It's like asking who is the worst Hall of Fame MLBer ( Bill Mazeroski?
) - it's an incredible accomplishment to even be in the MLB HoF, but sometimes it's fun to wonder who's the worst of them.
But this Auburn team, I sat there in the rain and watched them up close and personal in Tiger Stadium. I felt like they were a team deserving of a rank in the 20-25 range; average to above average SEC but not elite. Their RB's were getting 5-6 yards a pop up the middle but nothing that TCU didn't do against us. The defense looked a little soft up front against the run but had good athletes like AU always does.
I just think this year in the SEC, there is Bama, then there's about 8 teams there are pretty even. Auburn is in that group but has been fortunate to win some close games, such that their record makes them sound better than a typical 10-1 SEC team actually is.