clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

A&M ranked higher than Texas in preseason Coaches Poll

New, 14 comments

(be honest, that’s all you really wanted to know)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 30 Texas A&M at LSU Photo by John Korduner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

We may be more than a month away from the SEC season beginning, but we got some stuff to talk about today when the USA Today released the Amway Coaches Poll preseason top 25. Texas A&M comes in at #13, and somewhat frighteningly, sixth in the SEC behind Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Florida and Auburn. But we all know what’s really important.

Texas A&M is 13. Texas is 14.

Amway Coaches Poll

Rank Team Pts
Rank Team Pts
1 Clemson (38) 1589
2 Ohio State (17) 1555
3 Alabama (4) 1495
4 Georgia 1345
5 Louisiana State 1330
6 Oklahoma 1315
7 Penn State 1199
8 Florida 1176
9 Oregon 1164
10 Notre Dame 1012
11 Auburn 898
12 Wisconsin 887
13 Texas A&M 807
14 Texas 703
15 Michigan 687
16 Oklahoma State 524
17 Southern California 521
18 Minnesota 494
19 North Carolina 415
20 Utah 241
21 Central Florida 232
22 Cincinnati 229
23 Iowa 204
24 Virginia Tech 143
25 Iowa State 135

Others receiving votes: Tennessee 111; Boise State 111; Arizona State 88; Kentucky 73; Memphis 71; Baylor 66; Washington 65; Louisville 62; Miami 58; Appalachian State 31; Navy 17; Virginia 13; Air Force 12; Mississippi State 9; Texas Christian 7; Washington State 6; Tulane 5; California 5; UL Lafayette 3; Southern Methodist 3; Nebraska 3; Stanford 2; Pittsburgh 1; Kansas State 1; Indiana 1; Duke 1

A&M being somewhat high in these rankings isn’t surprising since they have the most returning production in the SEC, including senior QB Kellen Mond. And the softer schedule seemed to also play in A&M’s favor, though we’ll see what the 10-game, conference-only schedule will do to affect that notion.

This is the first time since 2014 that A&M has been ranked ahead of Texas in the preseason Coaches Poll top 25.