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1998 Auburn Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
1998 record3–8 (1–7 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorRodney Allison
Defensive coordinatorBill Oliver
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium (Capacity: 85,214)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 1 Tennessee x$#   8 0     13 0  
No. 5 Florida  %   7 1     10 2  
No. 14 Georgia   6 2     9 3  
Kentucky   4 4     7 5  
Vanderbilt   1 7     2 9  
South Carolina   0 8     1 10  
Western Division
Mississippi State xy   6 2     8 5  
No. 16 Arkansas x   6 2     9 3  
Alabama   4 4     7 5  
Ole Miss   3 5     7 5  
LSU   2 6     4 7  
Auburn   1 7     3 8  
Championship: Tennessee 24, Mississippi State 14
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. After using six different centers on the offensive line due to injury, Auburn finished the season with a 3–8 record. The Tigers began the season coached by Terry Bowden, who led the team to a 1–5 start. Criticism of the coaching arose among fans and key supporters, which resulted in Bowden's resignation on October 23, the day before the Tigers played Louisiana Tech. Defensive coordinator Bill Oliver became the interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Auburn played Alabama on November 21 for the last time at Legion Field in Birmingham. Since then, the Iron Bowl has generally been hosted on an alternating basis at the respective on-campus stadium.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 37:00 pmNo. 19 Virginia*No. 22ESPNL 0–1978,315
September 122:30 pmat Ole MissFSNW 17–048,371
September 194:00 pmNo. 7 LSU
ESPNL 19–3185,214
October 32:30 pmNo. 3 Tennessee
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama (rivalry)
CBSL 9-1785,214
October 1011:30 amat Mississippi StateJPSL 21–3840,029
October 172:30 pmat No. 5 FloridaCBSL 3–2485,557
October 241:00 pmLouisiana Tech*
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 32–1774,384[1]
October 311:00 pmNo. 14 Arkansas
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
PPVL 21–2478,649
November 71:00 pmCentral Florida*dagger
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
PPVW 10–680,743
November 146:30 pmNo. 17 Georgia
ESPNL 17–2885,214
November 216:30 pmat AlabamaESPNL 17–3183,091[2]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Rankings

See also: 1998 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 25 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches Poll 22 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

References

  1. ^ "Housel: Bowden left on his own". The Montgomery Advertiser. October 25, 1998. Retrieved July 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Tidal wave - Alabama digs out of 2-TD hole". The Montgomery Advertiser. November 22, 1998. Retrieved February 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.