Auburn Tigers

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Auburn Tigers

The Tigers played the first football game in the Deep South in 1892[citation needed], with the program's first bowl appearance coming the 1936 season in the sixth Bacardi Bowl played in Havana, Cuba. As of 2007, AU Football has had 77 winning seasons, 34 bowl appearances, twenty-four 9+ win seasons, eleven undefeated seasons and ten conference championships. Auburn has played in the Southeastern Conference since its inception in 1933 and have won six SEC Conference Championships, and since the divisional realignment of the conference in 1992, six Western Division championships[1] and three trips to the SEC Championship game.

The College Football Research Center lists Auburn as the 14th best college football program in history[2], with eight Auburn squads listed in Billingsley’s Top 200 Teams of All Time (1869-2006).[3] The Associated Press poll statistics show Auburn with the 11th best national record of being ranked in the final AP Poll[4] and 13th overall (ranked 470 times out of 970 polls since the poll began in 1936), with an average ranking of 11.11.[5] Since the Coaches Poll first released a final poll in 1950, Auburn has 33 seasons where the team finished in the top 20 in both the AP and Coaches Polls.

The Auburn Tigers football team represents Auburn University in college football as a member of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, competing in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The current head coach, Tommy Tuberville, has led the Tigers since 1999. Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium has a capacity of 87,451, ranking as the ninth-largest on-campus stadium in the NCAA.

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Auburn has the 13th most wins in D-1A college football. In terms of winning percentage, Auburn ranks as the 8th most successful team in the past 25 years with a 71.7% win rate (214–83–5)[8] and 12th over the last 50 years with 68.4% (386–176–10).[9] Of the 93 current I-A football programs that been active since Auburn first fielded a team 116 years ago, Auburn ranks 14th in winning percentage over that period.

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