Texas A&M Breaks into Top 25

After last night’s exciting win over Ol’ Miss, the Texas A&M Aggies jumped into the Top 25 for this first time this season, landing at No. 22 in the AP Top 25 and No. 21 in USA Today poll.

With the victory last night, the Aggies improved to 4-1 overall and they face No. 23/No. 24 Louisiana Tech next week in Shreveport, LA. This will be the second time they have faced a ranked opponent, the first time was against the Florida Gators who just slipped by the Aggies and remain unbeaten. Florida is currently No. 4/No. 6 in the polls after they defeated LSU this weekend.

LSU dropped in the polls after their loss to Florida (14-6) on Saturday and currently reside at No. 9/No. 8 in the rankings. A&M will host LSU in two weeks at Kyle Field in College Station, TX.

Congratulations to the Aggies and may they continue to win and surprise the rest of the SEC. AS Edward Aschoff at the ESPN SEC blog pointed out, everyone figured A&M would struggle as the new kid on the block, but it turns out that Missouri is the team that is truly struggling.

Texas A&M and Missouri couldn’t be any further apart: We all assumed that Texas A&M would be the team struggling in its new home. With a lot of roster movement and a new coaching staff, the Aggies were supposed to be playing catch-up in their first season in the SEC. Missouri, which had a lot of vets coming back and was supposedly loaded with explosive offensive talent, was going to really compete in the SEC East. Well, after six weeks, Texas A&M has become the darling of the league with a 2-1 SEC record, and Mizzou is now 0-3 in league play. Texas A&M is winning with a flashy offense and superb quarterback play, while the Tigers are losing because they are getting outmuscled and outplayed and can’t get consistent quarterback play. Mizzou now has to take on No. 1 Alabama, while the Aggies travel to Louisiana Tech before taking on LSU at home. A&M could really make things interesting with LSU.

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4 thoughts on “Texas A&M Breaks into Top 25

  1. Hi Tim, great take on Aggies football so far this season. You have a lot of reasons to be optimistic, especially since Swope, who got off to a slow start, is having some big games. My main concern about the Aggies remaining or advancing in the top 25 is their daunting schedule. At a scrappy LA Tech team, then a daunting SEC gauntlet, including LSU at home and Bama on the road. A win vs LSU and a close one vs. Bama and the Aggies could be surprising a lot of people.
    -Matt
    http://ninjasports.net

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    1. Hi Matt,
      I agree. What Saturday’s game showed us is that they have resolve, which is really necessary for them to even begin to compete in the SEC and take on LSU and Bama. They will need a lot of resolve and a bit of luck to beat both teams. I’m not saying that they will, but that is what they will need to beat them.

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