The Texas A&M football team was once again in a position where their College Football Playoff ranking was up in the air. The Aggies played strong football but didn’t necessarily find themselves positioned appropriately in last week’s rankings.
But with another strong win, knocking off Auburn, who was the only two-loss team ranked ahead of them in the CFP Rankings. They did it in dominant fashion too, gaining nearly double the yardage of the Tigers and outscoring Auburn 20-3.
This would send the Aggies up to the 11th spot in this week’s CFP Rankings. Here are three takeaways from this week’s rankings.
Takeaway No. 1: The Texas A&M football team’s win against Auburn was rewarded
This isn’t necessarily unexpected, but it was still noteworthy — the Aggies’ win over a strong Auburn team was rewarded in these rankings. Sure, it’s not the biggest jump in the world from the 14th spot, but it’s something.
Heck, A&M even moved up a spot above one-loss Wake Forest. But is this jump enough?
Realistically, a team that has taken down the committee’s number two team in Alabama and just routed a top-15 team should be higher. Unproven teams like Notre Dame and Oklahoma State find themselves in the top ten without a truly impressive win. Why isn’t Texas A&M being taken seriously?
There is a short answer to this question that will be revealed on the next slide.