Texas A&M’s undefeated start is no more.
That’s what happens when most teams meet the buzzsaw that is No. 1 Alabama this season.
The Aggies overcame a 13-0 first-half deficit to take a 14-13 lead early in the third quarter. But then — like almost always — the Crimson Tide came storming back, scoring 20 points in a row for the 33-14 win.
Texas A&M came into the weekend as the No. 2 team in the SEC, according to the SEC Country Power Poll.
Considering that loss came to the unanimous No. 1 team in the power poll, it’s understandable that the Aggies didn’t drop. They remained No. 2 in this week’s poll.
The 22-person panel includes voters from SEC Country and across the nation.
The Aggies goal of an SEC West title and a College Football Playoff berth took a hit, to be sure, and while the future doesn’t look bright, both are still achievable.
However, Texas A&M no longer controls its destiny. It will require Alabama to lose two of its final four games, along with an undefeated stretch run for the Aggies.
Stranger things have happened, right?
Check back each week for the latest installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 8 rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||286||22||1||1||1|
|2||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||260||0||2||2||5|
|3||Auburn (8 - 5)||235||0||6||2||5|
|4||Tennessee (9 - 4)||211||0||5||3||6|
|5||LSU (8 - 4)||200||0||8||3||6|
|6||Florida (9 - 4)||189||0||4||2||8|
|7||Arkansas (7 - 6)||151||0||3||6||8|
|8||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||137||0||7||5||9|
|9||Georgia (8 - 5)||101||0||9||7||11|
|10||Kentucky (7 - 6)||95||0||10||8||11|
|11||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||54||0||12||9||14|
|12||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||44||0||11||11||14|
|13||South Carolina (6 - 7)||35||0||14||11||14|
|14||Missouri (4 - 8)||4||0||13||13||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)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
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)
Michael Bonner (Clarion-Ledger)
Mike Wilson (SEC Country)
Otis Krik (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)