No. 17 Auburn finally feeling respected

 AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The Auburn Tigers finally feel they've gotten the nation's respect.

The 5-0 Tigers cracked the Top 25 at No. 17 this week after a road win over Tennessee.

Linebacker Craig Stevens says it's nice that people are noticing how Auburn is playing,.

The Tigers face another SEC road game on Saturday, visiting Arkansas and seeking their first 6-0 start since 2004 when they went undefeated with coach Gene Chizik as defensive coordinator.

Chizik says there's a long road ahead. Auburn still has two Top 5 teams left to play in No. 4 LSU and No. 3 Alabama.

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