After a 31-0 win over Sam Houston last Saturday, Texas A&M has moved up one spot in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll, from No. 7 to No. 6. This is mostly attributable to No. 5 Notre Dame‘s loss to then No. 2, now No. 3 Ohio State, but hey, we’ll take it.
Week 2 Coaches Poll
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Also receiving votes: Tennessee 143; Penn State 138; Houston 137; Cincinnati 61; Iowa 44; Mississippi State 34; Florida State 33; Central Florida 23; Fresno State 21; Air Force 18; Auburn 15; Texas Christian 7; UCLA 6; South Carolina 6; Utah State 5; Minnesota 5; Syracuse 4; Oregon State 3; UL Lafayette 1; Texas Tech 1; Northwestern 1; North Carolina 1.
Astute observers will note that Texas actually dropped four spots despite a 52-10 victory over Louisiana Monroe. This, more than anything, may be due to losing their very confusing lone first place vote they received in the preseason coaches poll.
The Aggies get another shot to justify their high rankings this Saturday as they host the Appalachian State Mountaineers as a 17-point favorite. The game kicks off at 2:30 p.m. and will air on ESPN 2.