It's the just the second tie for No. 2 in the history of the AP media poll. The other was Nov. 3, 1991, when Miami and Washington were tied behind No. 1 Florida State.
That year, the Hurricanes and Huskies eventually shared the national title. Miami finished No. 1 in the AP poll and Washington took the top spot in the coaches poll.
Auburn and Oklahoma each received 1,536 points. The Tigers got six first-place votes and the Sooners received eight. Last week, Oklahoma led Auburn by 43 points and had 10 first-place votes to the Tigers' three.
But Auburn made a convincing case Saturday against Georgia. The Tigers beat the Bulldogs 24-6, a loss that dropped Georgia three spots to No. 11.
The Sooners beat Nebraska 30-3 on Saturday night, but it was probably their close calls the previous two weeks against Oklahoma State and Texas A&M that left the voters questioning Oklahoma's credentials.
|Jason Campbell leads Auburn past rival Georgia and into a tie for the No. 2 ranking. (AP)|
Oklahoma is still No. 2 in the coaches poll, just two points ahead of Auburn.
The next thing to change could be the Bowl Championship Series standings, which come out Monday.
The polls count for two-thirds of the BCS grades. Computer rankings make up the other third.
Auburn has been third behind USC and Oklahoma in the BCS the last two weeks.
USC is still a comfortable No. 1 in the AP Top 25 with 1,608 points and 51 first-place votes.
The unbeaten Utes moved up two key spots from No. 7, taking advantage of a loss by previously unbeaten Wisconsin and a closer-than-expected victory by Texas over Kansas.
Utah is trying to become the first team from a non-BCS conference to earn a bid to one of the four big-money bowl games. A sixth-place finish in the BCS standings will guarantee the Utes a place in the BCS.