Ranking Everyone in Texas A&M Football’s Division
Many are asking whether I really ranked Alabama fourth in the division in last week’s power rankings. To those people I would say this: “you can’t prove anything.” I anticipate that those people might furnish me with a link to the article wherein I allegedly did just what they are saying. A shrewd move; however, there is no way to be sure that was really me. No man steps in the same river twice, Heraclitus once said. There’s a lot of wisdom there. One thing is constant, though: Mississippi State will be ranked last again this week.
Hey, look at that!
The Bulldogs showed a lot more life this week in Columbia than they did against LSU at home; however, scoring three more points than Georgia while giving up twenty three more isn’t enough of an argument to move you up in this ranking given your record. Sorry State fans!
Okay, the Tigers—banged up as they may be—do indeed appear to have a pretty good defense. They gave Texas A&M football a run in the first half and scored their team’s only touchdown of the game, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the pitiful offensive showing in College Station by the Tiger offense, even if they were facing the backup Aggie QB for the whole second half. Maybe Auburn is just better at home? We’ll see next week against (probably still) top-ranked UGA.
I’m choosing to interpret the fact that the Hogs only lost by three to LSU on the road as a testament to the fact that LSU is a pretender rather than the fact that the Hogs are not fundamentally the same team that lost to BYU at home. This confirmation of my priors brings me catharsis, and I am a rational actor after all. At least that’s what economists say.
In any case, the Hogs are staring down the barrel of an unpleasant 2-3 record if they fail to defeat Texas A&M football at noon ET next week. The road ahead isn’t exactly bright, as this is their final season of KJ Jefferson. I’ll be interested to see what the fanbase’s temperature is on Sam Pittman by the end of the year.
Please refer to my above comments regarding LSU’s previous game. Jayden Daniels remains gifted at throwing into very basic coverages when there isn’t a defender nearby to harass him. He also remains reckless when running the football. Surely both of these things are sustainable for a whole season!
Ole Miss has not beaten the imposter allegations! This kind of recasts Ole Miss as a team that beat up on an FCS opponent, scraped by a good G5 team without their QB, and then beat a terrible ACC team; i.e., a team that hasn’t actually done very much. I really do not know when, if ever, Lane Kiffin will beat Saban’s Alabama. Every year he tries his funny little tricks in his funny little press conferences and every year he doesn’t really come very close on the field. Sad! They’re still better than LSU though.
Texas A&M football made the plays they needed to against Auburn, even after Weigman went down. It remains to be seen how long he’ll be out for, but if they can take care of business against the Hogs in Arlington, they’ll be rolling into the Alabama game on fire—and they’re a bad matchup for the Tide. Even if Weigman isn’t back, Alabama fans everywhere have to dread the idea of taking on the backup QB for Texas A&M football at Kyle Field after what happened last time.
Pay no attention to what it says under “last rank.” That is merely media propaganda and bias. I respect Alabama and what they have done as a team! They are, uh, good! They scored more than 17 points against USF! They have surpassed 24 points against a single Power 5 team this season! All of these things are true, and you don’t need to look them up.