Texas A&M Football: 3 implications of Aggies’ placement in Week 9 AP Poll

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Implication No. 3: The Texas A&M football team is the best two-loss squad in college football

Despite two early-season losses, the Aggies have a lot going in their favor. For starters, Texas A&M had a lot of shuffling pieces early in the year — with two starting offensive linemen out on a unit that already had four new starters, Texas A&M couldn’t block a JV high school team early in the year.

Zach Calzada, despite being in the running for the starting quarterback spot this offseason, didn’t look ready to be this team’s quarterback. He has transformed into an entirely different quarterback in the past few weeks.

Heck, the Texas A&M football team as a whole looks like an entirely different squad than they did at the beginning of the year. This has resulted in Jimbo Fisher’s team being the highest-ranked two-loss team in the country, trailed by No. 18 Auburn and No. 20 Penn State.

Could the door still be open for the Texas A&M football team to reach the College Football Playoff with two losses?

After Texas A&M looked the part last season, the committee snubbed the Aggies. As a result, the College Football Playoff for the 2020-21 season was arguably the worst we’ve ever seen. Every single game, including the National Championship game, was a blowout. It was not fun to watch.

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This year, the committee may be more willing to take chances, which opens the door for a two-loss team to potentially gain entrance. If the stars align, the Aggies could still be in the conversation this season.