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.
Here's the AP Top 25 ballot I submitted before the 11 am deadline. Take a good look at it.
Tell me what you think. I want your comments and criticisms. When you are done, view the AP Top 25 poll that was released this afternoon.
- Kansas State
- Notre Dame
- Ohio State
- Texas A&M
- Florida State
- South Carolina
- Oregon State
- Louisiana Tech
- Kent State
Click here to view the AP Top 25 poll.