Texas A&M Football: Why the Aggies were the biggest snub in the 2021 CFP

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The Texas A&M Football team had a stronger resume than anybody else

The Texas A&M Football team was the first team left out of the College Football Playoff. They’d land in 5th place of the College Football Playoff rankings and the idea that they had been snubbed was pretty unanimous.

On their resume? Nine wins and just a single loss. The conversation about “good losses” is a strange one, but the only time that they didn’t come away with a win was against the best team in the country in Alabama.

Other than that, the Aggies had a perfect resume, beating every team on their schedule, including a win against a top-ten Florida Gators team.

Some teams made it in with a worse resume.

Most notably, a one-loss Notre Dame team made it into the College Football Playoff despite a similar loss. The Fighting Irish had a single loss and it came in the ACC Championship game to the Clemson Tigers, who would eventually be knocked out against Ohio State in the semifinal.

Notre Dame did, however, have a win against the very same Clemson Tigers team earlier in the year. This was a win that likely got them into the playoff. That said, the 24-point loss against Clemson should have been given much more consideration, especially if the Aggies were written off for an early-season loss to Alabama.

And everybody struggled against ‘Bama.