Texas A&M Football 2017: Midseason Bowl game predictions

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31: Head coach Kevin Sumlin of the Texas A
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31: Head coach Kevin Sumlin of the Texas A /
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(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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New Year’s Weekend, not a long shot anymore

Anyone want to go to Atlanta, Miami, Glendale or Orlando? I do, how fun would that be? Getting into the New Year’s Six can still happen. Here’s how.

The Aggies need to find themselves in the Top 12 of the final rankings released by the College Football Playoff selection committee. The only other way the Aggies can make it is if they are the highest ranked SEC team that did not make the semifinal games.

First thing is first, the Aggies will need to win out first. If they do that, there’s a possibility of breaking into the Top 12. Texas A&M could also sneak in if both Alabama and Georgia make the Playoff. That would bump the entire conference up. I’m secretly rooting for that to happen and for the other conferences to beat each other up. Georgia could lose the SEC Championship game and still make the playoff, but it would require teams like Wisconsin or Ohio State to both have at least one loss as well.

The SEC has sent three teams to the New Year’s Six only once. That occurred in the 2014 season; Alabama lost to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl (Playoff semifinal). Mississippi State lost to Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl and Ole Miss was blown out by TCU in the Peach Bowl.

Someone try to tell me a 10-2 SEC team with a one point loss at UCLA and an eight point loss to the best team in the country doesn’t belong playing on New Year’s weekend. If for some reason the Aggies were left out, a trip to Orlando against a team like Michigan or Michigan State would be intriguing. There are way too many scenarios to go through but I want you to remember the Aggies control their own destiny at this point. Win out and let’s see what happens, lose one you’re on thin ice, lose two and we’ll see you at one of the bowl games on the next slide.