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Texas A&M ranked No. 5 in initial College Football Playoff rankings

November 24, 2020
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Texas A&M, which is riding a four-game winning streak, was listed fifth on the initial College Football Playoff rankings, which were announced on Tuesday night.

As expected, Alabama (7-0) is ranked first. Notre Dame (8-0) is second, followed by Clemson (7-1) and Ohio State (4-0).

The Aggies’ ranking is based on their overall record and a 41-38 victory over Florida (6-1), which is ranked sixth.

The No. 5 ranking puts the Aggies (5-1) on the doorstep of making the four-team College Football Playoff field.

A&M would need to finish the season with consecutive victories over LSU, Auburn, Tennessee and Ole Miss and hope at least one team ranked ahead to lose to have a chance to move up.

Notre Dame defeated Clemson earlier this season, 47-40, in overtime. The Fighting Irish and Tigers project to play in a rematch in the ACC Championship game, which could knock the loser from the top four.

Alabama and Florida are projected to meet in the Southeastern Conference championship game. The Aggies would need Alabama to win. Florida would jump ahead of A&M if the Gators upset the Crimson Tide.

The rest of the top ten is No. 7 Cincinnati (8-0), No. 8 Northwestern (5-0), No. 9 Georgia (5-2) and No. 10 Miami (7-1).



CFP Rankings - November 24

1. Alabama (7-0)
2. Notre Dame (8-0)
3. Clemson (7-1)
4. Ohio State (4-0)
5. Texas A&M (5-1)
6. Florida (6-1)
7. Cincinnati (8-0)
8. Northwestern (5-0)
9. Georgia (5-2)
10. Miami (7-1)
11. Oklahoma (6-2)
12. Indiana (4-1)
13. Iowa State (6-2)
14. BYU (9-0)
15. Oregon (3-0)
16. Wisconsin (2-1)
17. Texas (5-2)
18. USC (3-0)
19. North Carolina (6-2)
20. Coastal Carolina (8-0)
21. Marshall (7-0)
22. Auburn (5-2)
23. Oklahoma State (5-2)
24. Iowa (3-2)
25. Tulsa (5-1)

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Texas A&M ranked No. 5 in initial College Football Playoff rankings

5,495 Views | 5 Replies | Last: 1 mo ago by Agsuffering@bulaw
slyfox07
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I honestly feel like the biggest obstacle for us to make the top 4 is winning out

On paper we should win every game left by more than a TD.

I just find it hard to believe that we will
Epstein didn't kill himself.
Detmersdislocatedshoulder
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slyfox07 said:

I honestly feel like the biggest obstacle for us to make the top 4 is winning out

On paper we should win every game left by more than a TD.

I just find it hard to believe that we will


Long time aggie fan I see. Doesn't sound like it's your first rodeo. If you find solace in this it is 2020 so anything is possible. The opposite of what should or typically happens hasn't so maybe that works in our favor.
SEC Champs
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AG
We're going to win out because Jimbo has changed the culture of the program.
winorgetadog
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This team will finish strong. We have depth and are solid across the board. That's something we haven't had until this year.

My biggest worry is that the 2 week hiatus has cooled off our momentum. Glad we're playing at home on Saturday.
Agsuffering@bulaw
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I honestly feel like the biggest obstacle for us to make the top 4 is winning out

Statistically, this is correct. FPI says there is a 73% chance ND loses at least one of the next 3. Of course FPI says a 71% chance we lose one of the next 3. FPI likely overpunished for Vandy, but you are still correct even if the true number is 61%.

Much must go right. The committee just signaled that ND would get a pass for a competitive ACCCG loss.
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