Ralph "Shug" Jordan (1951-75) Record against top 10 teams: 15-27 (35.7 percent) Shug Jordan had a rebuilding job on his hands when he took over the Auburn football program. It wasn't until his fourth season as the Tigers' coach that he knocked off a top-10 opponent. Before Auburn's victory in 2018 against Washington, the Tigers had not defeated a top-10 opponent in a season opener since Jordan did it as the coach of the program in 1957. That was a 7-0 victory against No. 8 Tennessee. The Tigers went undefeated and won the AP national title, the program's first national championship. The Tigers finished with a 10-0 record thanks to a defense that recorded six shutouts while allowing only 2.8 points per game. His 25-year career included as many top-10 victories as Tuberville's 10-year career at Auburn.