Texas A&M couldn’t get it done at home after losing to Alabama 41-23 on Saturday at Kyle Field. As a result, its first loss of the season costed them a top-three spot in the Official SEC Country Power Poll.
The Aggies (5-1, 2-1 SEC) enter Week 8 at the No. 4 spot, trailing Florida by 13 points in the latest round of voting. The Aggies slid from third to fourth place while earning 172 points.
Alabama’s win in College Station impressed the voters enough to help the Crimson Tide make the jump from fourth last week to second place this week with 206 points.
Texas A&M will play host to the sixth-ranked Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss. on Oct. 24 – a game that is considered a must-win for both teams to keep their hopes alive in the SEC title chase. The Rebels also moved down one spot in this week’s rankings after losing on the road to Memphis.
Check out how the rest of the conference fared below:
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)