Condition No. 2: The Texas A&M football team would have to benefit from a handful of top ten losses
To an extent, the Aggies’ fate as a college football team is entirely out of their hands this year. Texas A&M can help its cause by winning out against a handful of tough upcoming teams, but their success depends largely on the failure of other teams.
These teams include Ole Miss, Alabama, and Mississippi State if Texas A&M wants to reach the SEC Championship Game.
But even if they do reach the SEC Championship Game and win, an uncertain future lies ahead of them.
There are six undefeated teams ahead of Texas A&M in the AP Poll. This list includes Wake Forest, Michigan State, Michigan, Oklahoma, Cincinnati, and Georgia. If Texas A&M wants to make the College Football Playoff, at least three of these teams have to lose.
The Aggies will not make it into the competition with two losses ahead of an undefeated Power Five school, even if it’s Wake Forest. One of these teams will lose a game this upcoming weekend, as Michigan and Michigan State will be facing off in East Lansing. Still, at least two teams will have to lose.
Beyond that, the Aggies will likely need a loss from a handful of one-loss college football teams that are perceived as being better than them. This list includes schools like Alabama, Ohio State, Oregon, and Iowa.
But that’s not all they’d need.