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Texas A&M's Christian Kirk scored 3 touchdowns against Arkansas.

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Texas A&M is ranked (Week 4)

After losing its season opener against UCLA, Texas A&M has reeled off three consecutive wins and won its first SEC game of the season Saturday in beating Arkansas, 50-43, in overtime in Arlington, Texas.

In a back-and-forth battle between teams — and coaches — in need of a victory, it was Kevin Sumlin’s Aggies that made more plays in the end. In overtime, Kellen Mond connected with Christian Kirk for a 10-yard touchdown. Then, Arkansas QB Austin Allen was picked off in the end zone by Armani Watts to end it.

It appears that Texas A&M has the Razorbacks’ number. The Aggies have beaten them six consecutive times. They’ve won their SEC opener for five consecutive seasons.

The win gave Texas A&M the biggest boost this week in the SEC Country Power Poll. The Aggies climbed from No. 12 to No. 8 while improving to 3-1 this season and 1-0 in the conference. The 27 SEC Country voters remain divided on the Aggies, placing them as high as fifth and as low as last in the 14-team league.

Arkansas dropped one place to No. 12.

With its dominating 59-0 win at Vanderbilt, top-ranked Alabama remained No. 1 in the SEC Country Power Poll. Georgia strengthened its hold on the second spot after a convincing 31-3 win against Mississippi State. Auburn looked like it figured out a few things on offense in beating Missouri 51-14 in Columbia, Mo., and slid up one spot to No. 3. Florida and Mississippi State rounded out the top 5.

“[This win] says a lot about where these guys are mentally right now,” Sumlin said about his Aggies. They failed to hold a 34-point lead in the opening loss at UCLA, struggled to beat Nicholls State by 10 points in Week 2 and looked like they were sleepwalking through the first half a week ago in beating Louisiana.

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Your Week 4 Power Poll rankings

Results are below:

RANK TEAM POINTS 1ST PLACE
VOTES
PREVHIGH
VOTE
LOW
VOTE
1Alabama (8 - 0)35127111
2Georgia (7 - 0)3240222
3Auburn (6 - 2)2910435
4Florida (3 - 3)2570537
5Mississippi State (5 - 2)2420338
6LSU (6 - 2)19607410
7Kentucky (5 - 2)18108511
8Texas A&M (5 - 2)151012514
9Vanderbilt (3 - 4)11506513
10Tennessee (3 - 4)11109513
11South Carolina (5 - 2)101010813
12Arkansas (2 - 5)78011413
13Ole Miss (3 - 4)54013914
14Missouri (2 - 5)50141014

This week's voters:

Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Andrew Astleford (SEC Country)
Ben Wolk (SEC Country)
Blake Morgan
Brandon Walker (SEC Country)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Chris Kirschner (SEC Country)
Christopher Walsh (SEC Country)
Eric Bolin (SEC Country)
Hale McGranahan (SEC Country)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Jordan Mcpherson (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Kyle Tucker (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Mike Bambach
Mike Griffith (SEC Country)
Nick Suss
Pete Scantlebury
Ryan Young
Sam Spiegelman
Seth Emerson (DawgNation)
Thomas Neumann (SEC Country)
Trent Shadid (SEC Country)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)