What has to happen for the Texas A&M football team to make the playoff

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Condition No. 3: The Texas A&M football team needs to play flawless football

Let’s say everything in the previous slide happens — the Aggies win the SEC Championship game and there are no undefeated teams remaining in college football. Do they make it into the four-team College Football Playoff?

Not exactly. Allow me to explain.

Even if the series of small miracles happened that allowed the Aggies to be heavily considered as the first two-loss College Football Playoff team, Texas A&M would have a handful of one-loss teams considered for the spot over them.

Even with just a single loss, they were snubbed last year, so we know that the College Football Playoff Selection Committee has no love for Jimbo Fisher’s team.

The only way that Texas A&M can overturn this feeling is by playing undeniably the best football of any school in the country for the next few weeks. I’m not just talking about winning out — the Aggies would have to look like 2019 LSU for the next few years.

In that respect, they’re off to a great start with blowout victories in each of their past two games with a close win against Alabama three weeks ago.

That said, the only close victory that the Texas A&M football team can afford for the remainder of the year would be in the SEC Championship Game against an undefeated Georgia team.

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The Aggies’ chances of making the College Football Playoff may be slim, but there’s a chance.