Texas A&M Football: Aggies are top ten team in most early CFB rankings

Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M Texas A&M leads Auburn 14-10 at halftime.
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The Texas A&M football team finished the 2020 season with one of its best records in recent memory. In fact, their win percentage was the highest that this school has seen since 1992. Definitely not the number everybody wants to see but promising for the future.

They’ll look to build off of this in 2021, but they’ll be building from the ground up. Last year’s starting quarterback is off to the NFL, so Jimbo Fisher will have some decisions to make in regards to who will be under center.

The offense was strong, but not elite with Kellen Mond in charge. TAMU will likely see early setbacks without their four-year quarterback leading the offense. That said, they will begin the season with some easy matchups, likely leading to a 3-0 start. Hopefully, the offense will be able to develop some confidence during this period of time.

Texas A&M Football is a consensus top ten team for the 2021-22 season

Despite the loss of Mond at the quarterback spot, this team retains most of its skill-position players. That includes big names like Isaiah Spiller, Chase Lane, and Caleb Chapman, all of whom will help a new quarterback get ready to guide this team.

Even though this team will have a new quarterback and offensive line, things are relatively intact in College Station.

After a season that saw the Aggies finish with a win in the orange bowl against the North Carolina Tarheels, they’ll look to be immediately competitive in 2021. This means that anything short of a top-ten finish will be a disappointment.

National Media is recognizing that too.

FanSided’s way-too-early college football rankings see Texas A&M as the 8th best team in 2020, while ESPN has the Aggies as the 6th best team. Everything will change when the season begins, but it’s good to see some pre-season love for a program that is trending in the right direction.

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That said, we have seen TAMU teams in the past gain a high preseason ranking and fall short of expectations. Hopefully, Jimbo Fisher can keep these players grounded and guide them to another season where they finish near the top of the SEC.