Get ready to squeeze the Charmin. The national rankings are out, and Auburn football fans will be in a mood to party.
The Tigers are No.3 in the nation.
AP poll? No. And who cares if it’s not part of the BCS?
Harris Poll? No. Those dinosaurs wait for actual games to be played.
Sporting News preseason magazine? No, thank you, Auburn fans with short memories would say.
So where exactly is it that the Tigers find themselves ranked among the nation’s elite today? The ESPN Commitment Scorecard.
In the interest of keeping score when there’s no score to keep, the Worldwide Leader has found a new way for college football teams to go head-to-head long before they start banging heads.
What better way to survive the lull between the spring game and the season opener than counting recruiting commitments?
It doesn’t matter if that four-star running back is the next Bo Jackson or Alan Evans. The count doesn’t care if that undersized playmaker is another Terry Beasley or Markeith Cooper.
This is all about quantity over quality.