Where Texas A&M football is landing in way-too-early rankings

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The College Football Playoff National Championship is over and unfortunately for the Texas A&M football team, they will not be able to claim a crown. At 8-4, they never stood a chance but if Alabama won with the Aggies as their only loss, some fans would likely use this as a claim to fame.

That said, 2021-22 is over and it’s time to look ahead to the 2022-23 season.

As early as Monday night, way-too-early rankings have been dropped by a handful of media outlets — there are still a lot of question marks for each team but it’s fun to predict how things will look in a few months. Where is the Texas A&M football team landing in these rankings? Let’s take a look.

The Texas A&M football team seems like a lock for the preseason top ten for the second consecutive season

Texas A&M fans will not want a repeat of their 2021 season. With injuries throughout the offensive line and a first-year backup quarterback starting for the team, A&M fell way short of preseason expectations. Last year, the Aggies ranked 6th in the preseason AP Poll. By the end of the season, they were the first team left out of the top-25.

But where is Jimbo Fisher’s team projected to land in 2022?

  • ESPN has the Texas A&M football team landing at No. 4, insinuating that they could be a playoff team in the upcoming season. A&M still lands behind Georgia and Alabama for obvious reasons in these rankings.
  • CBS Sports has the Aggies landing at the 5th spot. Somehow, these rankings have the same teams ahead of A&M with Oklahoma sneaking past the Aggies. This would still have A&M starting in the top five for the second consecutive year.
  • 247Sports has A&M at the 4th spot, trailing the same trio of Georgia, Alabama, and Ohio State.
  • Sports Illustrated has Texas A&M landing at the 6th spot, trailing the usual trio along with Clemson and Utah. Nobody will complain about the Aggies’ positioning, but Clemson and Utah? Really?

Even despite a rough season, the Aggies still seem to be gathering plenty of respect from the media. That said, A&M fans will hope for a drastically different fate in 2022.

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