Last year, the Texas A&M Football team was the squad that got snubbed from the College Football Playoff. With each of the first-round games being blowouts, Jimbo Fisher and his team had to watch from the 5th spot as Notre Dame got destroyed by Alabama and Clemson got destroyed by Ohio State.
The entire reason why the Aggies were left out in the first place was due to a single loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide. Granted, the Aggies would have likely fallen to Nick Saban again but by the looks of things, nobody else stood a chance either.
A door may have just opened up for the Aggies to shoot their shot at a national championship.
A 12-team College Football Playoff boosts the Aggies chances to win a national championship
Regardless of the format next season, the season after, or the season after that, the Texas A&M Football team will be shooting for a College Football Playoff appearance. Despite falling short last season, Jimbo Fisher has made it obvious that he wants to win the big one in College Station.
This week, it was reported that the College Football Playoff committee may be considering expanding the competition to 12 teams. That’s really all it is at the moment though — a proposal. In the next week or so, we may receiver more details on this.
That said, this generally stands to benefit Group of 5 teams, most of whom never had a chance to make the College Football Playoff under the current rules. This, however, will work in the Aggies’ favor if it is passed.
As things stand, Texas A&M has to get through Alabama each year if they want to make the College Football Playoff. This shouldn’t matter too much, as they’d beat the Crimson Tide if they’re the best team in college football. Essentially, if they’re going to win a title, they have to be the best. And to be the best, you have to beat the best.
That said, Fisher’s teams are often much improved by the end of the season, while they struggle early in the year. Look at the 2020 season for evidence of that.
Every single year, a ‘Bama loss could tarnish their resume, leading to a snub. With a 12-team format, we’ll get a fully-formed Texas A&M Football team with a chance to win it all. The prospect of that alone should strike fear into other college football programs.