Texas A&M defeated South Carolina, 35-28, on Saturday at home in Kyle Field to snap its two-game losing streak. With their sixth win of the regular season, the Aggies not only clinched bowl eligibility for the sixth straight season, but also moved up to the sixth spot in this week’s Official SEC Country Power Poll.
The Aggies (6-2, 3-2 SEC) enter Week 10 trailing Mississippi State by 11 points in the latest round of voting, while accumulating a total of 136 points. Texas A&M was ranked No. 7 last week after losing back-to-back games to Alabama and Ole Miss.
Despite losing to Texas A&M, South Carolina also improved by one spot in the rankings at No. 12, jumping Missouri, who now sits at the bottom of the rankings at No. 14.
Texas A&M will play host to Auburn on Saturday. The Tigers fell one spot in the SEC Country Power Rankings to No. 10 after losing to No. 4 Ole Miss, 27-19.
Check out how the rest of the conference fared below:
|RANK||TEAM||POINTS||1ST PLACE |
|5||Mississippi State (6-2)||147||0||4||6||5|
|6||Texas A&M (6-2)||136||0||5||11||7|
|12||South Carolina (3-5)||27||0||11||14||12|
Here is this week’s voting roster:
Adam Sparks (Nashville Tennessean)
Anthony Chiang (Palm Beach Post)
Aaron Suttles (Tuscaloosa News)
Bill Bender (Sporting News)
Bob Holt (Arkansas Democrat)
Chip Towers (Atlanta Journal-Constitution & DawgNation)
Dana Sulonen (Opelika-Auburn News)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Cloninger (The State)
Dustin Dopirak (Knoxville Sentinel)
Jen Smith (Lexington Herald)
Joel Coleman (Starkville Daily News)
John Davis (Oxford Citizen)
Richard Croome (Bryan-College Station Eagle)
Scott Rabalais (Baton Rouge Advocate)
Tom Fornelli (CBS Sports)
Zac Ellis (Sports Illustrated)