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Texas A&M ranked No. 23 in Associated Press' Week 2 rankings

September 5, 2023
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A thorough 52-10 victory over unranked New Mexico has kept Texas A&M at No. 23 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 released Tuesday afternoon.

The Aggies also moved up two spots in the USA Today Coaches Poll to No. 23.

The Southeastern Conference holds six spots in the Top 25 with Georgia remaining at No. 1 following a 48-7 drubbing of Tennessee-Martin. Alabama also maintains its position within the top five thanks to Saturday’s 56-7 beatdown of Middle Tennessee. Brian Kelly and the Louisiana State Tigers were toppled 45-25 by Florida State and plunged nine spots down to No. 14. Quarterback Joe Milton guided Tennessee past Virginia, 49-13, and the Volunteers jumped to No. 9 in the rankings. By defeating Mercer 73-7, the Ole Miss Rebels moved two spots to No. 20.

Coach Prime and Colorado enter the Top 25 after shocking last year’s national runner-up in then-No. 17 TCU, 45-42. Mike Elko and Duke spoiled Garrett Riley’s debut as offensive coordinator for then-No. 9 Clemson with a 28-7 upset — the Blue Devils’ first win over a top-10 team since 1989 — to take No. 21 in the poll.

Ranked matchups in this week’s slate include No. 20 Ole Miss at No. 24 Tulane and No. 11 Texas at No. 3 Alabama.

Week 2 offers a significant uptick in competition for the Aggies as they travel to Hard Rock Stadium to face Mario Cristobal and the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon.


 

Associated Press Week Two Poll

1. Georgia
2. Michigan
3. Alabama (+1)
4. Florida State (+4)
5. Ohio State (-2)
6. Southern California
7. Penn State
8. Washington (+2)
9. Tennessee (+3)
10. Notre Dame (+3)
11. Texas
12. Utah (+2)
13. Oregon (+2)
14. Louisiana State (-9)
15. Kansas State (+1)
16. Oregon State (+2)
17. North Carolina (+4)
18. Oklahoma (+2)
19. Wisconsin
20. Ole Miss (+2)
21. Duke
22. Colorado
23. Texas A&M
24. Tulane
25. Clemson (-16)

Note: Southeastern Conference programs are italicized.

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Texas A&M ranked No. 23 in Associated Press' Week 2 rankings

7,048 Views | 10 Replies | Last: 8 mo ago by Z Team
Whatthefunyo
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Fine by me. We always do better when expectations are low.
Lake08
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Colorado is getting waaayy too much credit
greg.w.h
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AG
Whatthefunyo said:

Fine by me. We always do better when expectations are low.
BAS is self-loathing and superstition.
TX_Aggie37
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Feel like people are just glossing over the fact that while Colorado won, they gave up 42 points to TCU...
Bill Superman
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Lol @ sip.
The Agly Duckling
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Bill Superman said:

F @ sip.
FIFY.
Bring n WOOD
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Lake08 said:

Colorado is getting waaayy too much credit


….So is Duke….
SABUILDERAG
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Looking at the AP list, I think we are realistically about #14. Those top 13 teams would be a tough assignment, but starting at LSU, I like our chances. If we can play our way into the #12-#10 range by the end of the season, then I think it sets up nicely for us in 2024 with an elite Jr. class.
Bullet Tooth Tony
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SABUILDERAG said:

Looking at the AP list, I think we are realistically about #14. Those top 13 teams would be a tough assignment, but starting at LSU, I like our chances. If we can play our way into the #12-#10 range by the end of the season, then I think it sets up nicely for us in 2024 with an elite Jr. class.


When it's this early, and A&M looked that good on offense. I wouldn't concede anything. I think it's more wide open than that. Beat Miami, roll into Bama game undefeated, and they could be almost there. I think there's going to be a lot of movement early this season.
Z Team
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Don't blame anyone who is taking it slow with the Aggies this year after we were ranked so high to start last season.
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