As the win count continues to increase, so too does Texas A&M’s standing in The Official SEC Country Power Poll.
The Aggies (5-0, 2-0 SEC) enter Week 6 in sole possession of second place after tying Alabama for the No. 4 spot last week. They garnered 191 points in the latest round of voting and were one of four teams to receive a first-place vote, although top-ranked LSU accrued an overwhelming majority of those (14 of 17).
Texas A&M’s jump in the recognition comes in the wake of a decisive 30-17 home win over Mississippi State, which fell from sixth to seventh. Last week’s overtime scare against Arkansas may have hurt national perception of the Aggies, but their perfect record coupled with a convincing non-conference victory against a Power Five opponent (Arizona State) was likely enough for it to climb ahead of one-loss UGA, Ole Miss and Alabama teams.
Speaking of the third-ranked Crimson Tide, which rose in the polls after its 38-10 thrashing of UGA, Texas A&M welcomes Nick Saban’s boys to Kyle Field on Oct. 17 following a bye week — a matchup that should hold plenty of weight in shaping this season’s SEC title chase.
Check out how the rest of the conference fared below: