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Texas A&M basketball ranked No. 17 in final Associated Press Poll

March 13, 2023
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Following Selection Sunday, Texas A&M basketball appeared in the final Associated Press Top 25 rankings for just the fifth time in program history at No. 17.

The Aggies were previously No. 18 entering last week’s Southeastern Conference Tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Earning a coveted double-bye, A&M defeated Arkansas and Vanderbilt before falling to highly-touted Alabama in Sunday’s championship, 82-63.

Despite a historic season that culminated in 15 conference wins and a 19th-place finish in NET, the Aggies were inexplicably under-seeded by the NCAA selection committee as the No. 7-seed in the Midwest Region. For perspective, A&M was seeded behind eight teams they ranked above in NET.

Buzz Williams & Co. will now face No. 10-seed Penn State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at 8:55 p.m. CT in Des Moines, IA.

Texas A&M was ranked just one spot outside the preseason poll but was awarded admission for the first time under Williams in Week 2 of the 2022-23 regular season.

While a tumultuous performance in non-conference play knocked the Aggies out of the rankings for 14 weeks, they re-entered in February during the height of their magnificent midseason surge and have stayed since.

The last time A&M finished in the AP Top 25 was during the 2015-16 season when the Aggies came in at No. 15 to polish off a 28-9 overall record.

Alabama, Tennessee and Missouri also represent the SEC in the final poll.


Associated Press Week 19 Poll

1. Alabama (+3)
2. Houston (-1)
3. Purdue (+2)
4. Kansas (-1)
5. Texas (+2)
6. Marquette
7. UCLA (-5)
8. Arizona
9. Gonzaga 
10. UConn (+1)
11. Baylor (-1)
12. Duke (+9)
13. Xavier (+2)
14. Virginia (-1)
15. Kansas State (-3)
16. Miami (-2)
17. Texas A&M (+1)
18. San Diego State (+2)
19. Saint Mary’s (-3)
20. Tennessee (-3)
21. Indiana (-2)
22. TCU
23. Missouri (+2)
24. Memphis 
25. Florida Atlantic

In: Memphis, Florida Atlantic
Out: Kentucky, Creighton

Note: Southeastern Conference programs are italicized.

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Texas A&M basketball ranked No. 17 in final Associated Press Poll

3,728 Views | 13 Replies | Last: 1 yr ago by laruejd
Coryhub
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Ranked 17 - net 18… equals a 5 seed at worst… but we're seeded 7… makes sense..
sodycracker
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AG
Salt in the wound
BGAg1997
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AG
Yep...still mad at Buzz for calling them out, last year. Its ok.

Just bury it deep down inside and never talk it about it again.
Fanatic15...Drs2B!
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Where is Kentucky?

I mean, they did "earn" a 6 seed!
texasaggies987
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The tournament committee is gutter trash and needs to be called out.
Detmersdislocatedshoulder
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look they tried to rub our face in it, what better way than to have texas knock us out just to pour the extra salt in the wound.

unfortunately the ncaa selection committee clearly doesn't watch the games and doesn't understand the makeup of this team. When we kick texas ass we will have the last laugh. when we make the final four then we can call them out in force.
Aggie1188
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Win the first 2 games, and then call them out louder.
SABUILDERAG
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Who else does the committee think is 10 spots worse that their poll ranking?
greg.w.h
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AG
Keep agitating and winning…keep both thoughts in yer haids!!!!
DGrimesAg92
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The NCAA is a ****ing joke and rigged. Every team around us in the rankings are 4 and 5 seeds. It's horse**** and they did it so we'd have to play the *****es from austin, should we get past Penn State.

The other 7's are #23 Mizzu, unranked Michigan State and unranked Northwestern.
GigEmMortis
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BGAg1997 said:

Yep...still mad at Buzz for calling them out, last year. Its ok.

Just bury it deep down inside and never talk it about it again.

Mad at Buzz for standing up for his team and acknowledging the blatant screw job that the committee did to his team? Ok
Wrecking Crew 21
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NCAA are vindictive little twerps!
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laruejd
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I like the matchup with tu but Mizzou shoould be in the midwest and we should be in the south.
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