Ranking 2022 opponents by difficulty

AUBURN — As usual, Auburn has just one of the most hard schedules in college or university football this year.

But which 2022 matchup is toughest? Where does Auburn have to have to steal a match?

Right here are the 12 opponents ranked in reverse get centered on problem.

12. Mercer (property)

Mercer  concluded 2nd in the Southern Meeting last period and was struggle-tested at Alabama. Can Auburn acquire by much more than the Crimson Tide’s 48-14?

11. San Jose Point out (property)

A acquainted Mountain West opponent for Auburn coach Bryan Harsin. San Jose State’s meeting title defense stalled very last period with 20 points for every game. Its defense really should be superior than its offense this yr. Cupcake match.

10. Western Kentucky (home)

The Hilltoppers are the very best non-power meeting opponent Auburn will deal with. They lost offensive mastermind Zach Kittley, but they are including sixth-12 months grad transfer quarterback Jarret Doege, a former West Virginia starter.

9. Missouri (property)

Missouri has a higher-rated freshman signing course than Auburn, including the leading receiver recruit in the state, Luther Load. He’ll examination Auburn’s overhauled secondary in the SEC opener, but the 5-star does not know who will be throwing to him however.