There are many positives to joining the Texas A&M football team. For starters, the team has one of the best coaching staffs in the entire country, led by one of just five active coaches who has a national championship win under his belt in Jimbo Fisher.
You could even point to the fact that the Aggies play in the SEC — easily the toughest conference in college football. Still, one factor might rise above the rest and lead to players’ ultimate decision. That factor is the 12th Man, A&M’s passionate fanbase.
Say what you want about Aggie football — Texas A&M has better support than virtually any other school in the country. Apparently, this is a well-known fact.
Big Game Boomer ranked the Texas A&M football team’s stadium in Kyle Field as the third-loudest of all-time
I’ll be the first to admit that Big Game Boomer’s lists are often… suspicious, we’ll say. For example, Ohio State ranked is at 15th along with Texas and Michigan at 43rd and 44th, respectively, which seems like a joke.
For reference, here’s the full list.
That said, BGB’s lists are still a strong indicator. Look at the top three teams not named Texas A&M. You’ll see LSU, Penn State, and Washington, three schools that are known for their intense crowd atmosphere.
Texas A&M is virtually a shoo-in for the top-five on any list like this. Just look at FanBuzz‘s top ten loudest stadiums list, with Texas A&M taking the five spot. Here’s what the website said about A&M’s crowd noise.
“Texas A&M Aggies fans literally have yell practice. As if though Texas football fans needed an excuse to make noise. When the Aggies moved to the SEC, they overtook the Volunteers for having the largest seating capacity in the conference. Kyle Field has long been considered one of the most challenging places to play on the road. The noise definitely plays a part in that.”
They’re absolutely right too. Just look at Texas A&M’s win over Alabama in 2021 — with injuries piled up, the Aggies didn’t look like they stood a chance against the top-ranked Crimson Tide. They won anyway.