The Texas A&M Football team felt like they were snubbed from the College Football Playoff in the 2020-21 season. They would be the last team left out of the competition due to an early-season loss against Alabama.
After being snubbed, they would be sent to face 13th-ranked North Carolina in the Orange Bowl, a game that they would win in relatively convincing fashion. This win would give them a 4th-ranked finish, indicating that they likely should have been included in the most recent College Football Playoff.
At the end of the day, they’ll feel great about the season that they had. Outside of a loss against an unbeatable Alabama team, they had a perfect season.
But they won’t be satisfied with a 4th-ranked finish and win in the Orange Bowl. With Jimbo Fisher in charge, this team will be shooting for a national championship. College Football odd-makers seem to agree, as they have the Aggies’ very highly regarded prior to the 2021 season.
The Texas A&M Football team has the 6th-best title odds in college football for 2021-22
Clearly, Jimbo Fisher’s 2020 season put college football on notice, as the Aggies are one of the teams that are listed among the top odds in college football. The full list can be seen in a tweet by 247Sports.
As you can see, the Aggies have the 6th-best title odds in College Football. The top team on the list is Alabama, who, despite losing a lot of talent from their National Championship run in 2020-21, will be the team to beat in 2021-22.
That said, there is another SEC team above the Aggies.
Somehow, Georgia finds themselves with the 5th-best title odds. This is puzzling, as they finished with two losses last season and were the 4th-best team in the SEC. Analysts will tell you that they’re returning a lot of talent, but they only bring back 12 starters in a year that allowed seniors an extra year of eligibility.
They do have a relatively large amount of returning talent, but the Aggies’ aren’t far behind in that category. Even though Texas A&M should be recognized as the 2nd-best team in the SEC, they won’t complain about their positioning.