Takeaway No. 3: The Texas A&M football team has to make it to the SEC Championship Game to have any CFP chances
This is a concept that I’ve discussed before and isn’t necessarily too far-fetched. If the Aggies make it to the SEC Championship Game and win, they should be in the College Football Playoff.
This would mean that Jimbo Fisher’s team would have to finish the year undefeated, notably beating Ole Miss, and see Alabama take a loss, which seems much more likely than it did a few weeks ago. For perspective, the Tide recently had a close call against LSU, winning by just six points to the Tigers.
Side note: If you’re part of the College Football Playoff committee and you’re reading this, I have no respect for you whatsoever. Holding your ego so high that you’re going to keep Alabama at the two-spot, even after a close call against a bad LSU team, proves that you have no integrity and do not care to do your job properly. You’re ruining college football as we know it.
Anyway, Alabama being a vulnerable team opens up the door for A&M to potentially sneak into the SEC Championship Game if the Tide lose. If the Aggies won this game, it would send them directly into the conversation.
That said, they’ll likely be facing an undefeated Georgia team that has looked completely unstoppable. Winning that game is an extremely tall task, but it might be the tall task that the Aggies need to be the first two-loss team to make the playoff.
Unless the CFP committee has a drastic change of heart, it’s hard to see a world where the Aggies have any shot at the playoff without this transpiring.