Texas A&M Football: Ranking Aggies’ remaining games by importance

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Prior to the start of the season, the Texas A&M football team’s schedule looked relatively simple. The Aggies only had two ranked opponents ahead in 2021, with Alabama remaining at the top of the AP Poll and LSU somehow sneaking into the top-25 at the 16th spot.

Eight weeks into the actual season and things could not be more different. LSU is out of the AP Poll entirely, while Alabama is — prepare to be shocked — all the way down to No. 3. Jarring information, I know.

Texas A&M, on the other hand, is back to winning ways, but two early losses have them in a strange position. At this point in time, it’s important to re-evaluate each game’s importance for the Texas A&M football team. Originally, it was just Alabama-or-bust — now, things are more complex than that.

Texas A&M Football Opponents, No. 4: Prairie View A&M Panthers

The gap between Prairie View A&M and the Aggies’ next-most-important opponent is gigantic. In short, this is virtually a guaranteed win for Texas A&M. If they lose to Prairie View A&M, it would be one of the worst losses in school history.

But it would also be an extremely non-impactful loss, as it’s the only game remaining for the Texas A&M football team outside of the SEC. Hypothetically speaking, the Aggies losing this game would have no implications on their chances of going to Atlanta.