Implication No. 2: The Texas A&M football team can still reach a top-4 spot
As mentioned, the Aggies dropped out of the AP Poll just three weeks ago. No Texas A&M football fans would argue with it either — without Haynes King and some other key contributors on offense, A&M looked like an average football team.
Nothing about that squad looked like it deserved to even be in the top-25.
Less than a month later and you could make the argument that the Aggies are one of the hottest teams in the country and could find their way into a top-4 spot. Here’s how they could do it.
For starters, the only ranking system that actually matters in the College Football Playoff rankings, which won’t be released until after Week 8. That said, they generally mirror the AP Poll — at least to an extent.
So if the Aggies are a top-15 team right now, they could easily continue to win and move up. For starters, there are eight teams who should drop below the Aggies with a loss. That list includes Alabama, Ohio State, Oregon, Iowa, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Kentucky, and Wake Forest.
A&M appearing in the SEC title game isn’t out of reach. I won’t go into detail right now, but our Brady Connelly detailed it pretty well in this post. If the Aggies do manage to reach this game and win it against an unbeatable-looking Georgia team, why shouldn’t they be considered to be the first two-loss playoff team?
That said, there are a lot of “ifs” involved in this. As things stand, this is simply an improbable storyline to keep an eye on.