Saturday’s win at South Carolina wasn’t the prettiest.
But it pushed Texas A&M to 5-0, 3-0 in the SEC (two of those on the road) and in position to establish itself as the clear No. 2 team in the league after next Saturday.
That’s when Tennessee comes to College Station.
The Aggies are second in this week’s SEC Country Power Poll, voted on by a panel of 21 SEC Country and national writers.
The Vols, coming off that dramatic Hail Mary victory against Georgia, sit right behind them at No. 3.
“It’s the fifth game of the year, and you’d like to play perfect every week, but sometimes you face a little adversity,” Aggies QB Trevor Knight said after the game. “I can’t say enough about the guys and how we came out in the second half and we put enough drives together to win a ball game.”
After winning 11 games in Kevin Sumlin’s first season, the Aggies have won 9, 8 and 8 the past three seasons.
This two-game stretch for A&M — Vols, bye week then at Alabama — will show Sumlin just how good his team is this year and if he has a team that is ready to compete for a conference title or more.
Check back every week for the latest installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 5 rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||273||21||1||1||1|
|2||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||246||0||2||2||3|
|3||Tennessee (9 - 4)||226||0||3||2||5|
|4||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||217||0||4||2||5|
|5||Arkansas (7 - 6)||185||0||6||4||8|
|6||Florida (9 - 4)||150||0||5||5||9|
|7||LSU (8 - 4)||144||0||9||5||9|
|8||Auburn (8 - 5)||135||0||7||5||10|
|9||Georgia (8 - 5)||123||0||8||6||10|
|10||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||78||0||10||9||12|
|11||Kentucky (7 - 6)||46||0||12||10||14|
|12||Missouri (4 - 8)||45||0||11||10||14|
|13||South Carolina (6 - 7)||34||0||13||10||14|
|14||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||9||0||14||12||14|
This week's voters:
Adam Sparks (The Tennessean)
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Graham Watson (Yahoo Sports)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Mike Wilson (SEC Country)
Otis Krik (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Pat Dooley (Gainesville Sun)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)