Here’s how the Texas A&M Football team can sneak into the top four

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The Texas A&M Football team’s season is dependant on a single game against the Alabama Crimson Tide

Let’s say, hypothetically, that the Texas A&M Football team continues to win. Let’s also say, hypothetically, that one of Oklahoma’s upcoming opponents manages to knock them off. The Aggies would undoubtedly surge into the top four. Then what?

Well… they would be considered a top-four team until they faced Alabama, who will either vault them into being considered the best team in college football with a win or send them down toward the teens with a loss.

So even if Texas A&M managed to slide up into the fourth spot ahead of Oklahoma, their game against ‘Bama will change everything. In short, it doesn’t really matter what happens with the AP Poll for Jimbo Fisher’s squad. After LSU’s ugly early-season loss, A&M’s only opportunity to prove themselves against a ranked team may come against the Tide.

To take things a step further, Texas A&M will have Clemson breathing down their neck.

That’s right, the Clemson Tigers, despite an ugly loss, are still considered one of the best teams in the country. As per usual, they’ll likely win out for the remainder of the season, meaning they’ll be sitting one spot behind the Aggies, waiting for a mistake.

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The gist of the story here is to not occupy yourself with the AP Poll this season. It’s fun to see where teams have moved around, but the Aggies’ season will be decided by a single game. If Texas A&M loses to Alabama, then we might have a reason to be on AP Poll-watch.