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Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk and the Aggies dropped to No. 13 in the latest SEC Country Power Poll.

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Texas A&M is ranked (Week 2)

For the second consecutive week, Texas A&M struggled.

This time, the Aggies beat Nicholls State, 24-14, on Saturday in College Station, Texas. While it might not have been the performance A&M fans were hoping for, it was a victory. In Week 1, the Aggies squandered a 34-point lead to UCLA in the second half and lost, 45-44.

Despite the win, the Aggies didn’t impress the 27 SEC Country voters. Texas A&M dropped two places in the Week 2 SEC Country Power Poll from 11th to 13th. They are ahead of Missouri, which lost at home to South Carolina on Saturday.

The Aggies and Nicholls State were tied, 14-14, in the second half before Kendall Bussey scored on a short touchdown run and A&M kicked a field goal for the final margin.

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin put a positive spin after the victory Saturday.

“We weren’t perfect,” Sumlin said. “There were some things that happened in the game that were frustrating to players and coaches. Give Nicholls credit for that. It wasn’t just about execution. They were playing hard. We weren’t able to run it the way we wanted to as we did in the first part of the first quarter and they were able to run it on us. We did something we didn’t do a week ago, and that was finish the football game in a different style. It wasn’t pretty, but it was effective.”

The Aggies play Louisiana at home Saturday at noon ET. Then, Texas A&M plays six consecutive SEC games.

“In my eyes, a win is a win,” Aggies receiver Christian Kirk said. “Obviously, offensively we would have like to put more points on the board, but like I said, a win is a win. The biggest takeaway from this game is the fact that we finished.”

Your Week 2 Power Poll rankings

Results are below:

1Alabama (10 - 0)35127111
2LSU (7 - 3)3110324
3Georgia (9 - 1)2960424
4Auburn (8 - 2)2650227
5South Carolina (7 - 3)2380527
6Tennessee (4 - 6)18906413
7Florida (3 - 6)18408413
8Mississippi State (7 - 3)15709513
9Arkansas (4 - 6)12307313
10Kentucky (7 - 3)93010714
11Vanderbilt (4 - 6)90013613
12Ole Miss (5 - 5)77012714
13Texas A&M (6 - 4)59011814
14Missouri (5 - 5)24014914

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
Kyle Tucker (SEC Country)
Lauren Shute (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)