The Texas A&M Football team will look to make a push for the College Football Playoff in the 2021-22 season. After being snubbed from the competition in the 2020-21 season, they’ll look for a different path into the 2022 College Football Playoff.
It’ll help to have a full season to work with. A knock against the Aggies last season was that they only had ten games to prove their worth, one of which they lost in embarrassing fashion to the Alabama Crimson Tide. Next season, they’ll likely have a full schedule to work with.
That said, they’ll try to make a push toward the playoff next season. There will be no excuses to miss out on the 2022 College Football Playoff.
The Teas A&M Football team could benefit from a proposed CFP expansion
As recently as a couple of weeks ago, the College Football Playoff committee announced that they were considering a format change for the competition. Rather than the usual four teams, they stated that they were weighing options for the future, some of which included up to 16 teams that would be competing for a title. This wouldn’t happen for a couple of years, but it’s worth thinking about.
There were formats proposed with almost every possibility imaginable, from a six-team playoff to a 16-team playoff.
Would the Aggies benefit from an increase in teams?
In short, yes. The Texas A&M Football team is not only in the same conference as Alabama, they’re in the same division as the Crimson Tide. This is noteworthy because Alabama has been virtually unbeatable in recent years.
If Jimbo Fisher wants to win a title, he’ll have to put together a team that is an all-around better squad than Alabama, but if he can’t, an expanded playoff would only stand to benefit his team. If the Aggies won’t be able to beat ‘Bama in the regular season for the foreseeable future, they’ll likely need an expanded Playoff to gain entrance to the competition.
Once they’re in, the Texas A&M Football team will have a better shot against the best dynasty in college football in their second attempt. In the 2020-21 season, the committee made it clear that the Aggies won’t get a second shot with a four-team format. This could be the fix.
If the College Football Playoff is expanded, expect Texas A&M to be an annual contender.