Remember when folks questioned if Texas A&M was good enough to make a statement in the Southeastern Conference?
Well, the Aggies answered with a 29-24 victory over defending BCS champion Alabama on Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
With the loss, the Crimson Tide (9-1) dropped from No. 1 to No. 4 on my AP Top 25 ballot. Texas A&M (8-2) moved up three spots to No. 9.
As good as that win was, I couldn’t justify ranking a two-loss Texas A&M team ahead of Georgia, Ohio State, Florida and LSU. The Tigers defeated the Aggies, 24-19, on Oct. 20 in College Station, Tx. That’s why Texas A&M only moved up three spots.