College Football Preseason Rankings: Why Texas A&M Is CFB's Most Overrated Team
When I saw the Associated Press' first college football rankings of the year a few rankings shocked me.
However, Texas A&M being at No. 8 definitely was the surprise of the poll.
When did Texas A&M become so good and where was I?
Granted, they were on a roll to end last season. The Aggies won six straight games to end the regular season before losing by 17 points to LSU in the Cotton Bowl.
However, this offseason they saw the heart of their defense, Von Miller, progress to the NFL.
Obviously the ranking is putting a lot of faith in Ryan Tannehill, the player who began last season as a wide receiver but switched to quarterback to lead A&M to those six straight victories.
To deserve the No. 8 ranking you would have to convince me that A&M would only lose one game this season. That's because right now the Big 12 is incredibly weak, aside from A&M, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State.
To be honest it would shock me if A&M can beat either Arkansas or Oklahoma State, let alone both. Last year they dropped both games. In that scenario I'd be assuming that their lone loss would be on the road to Oklahoma, who is the preseason No. 1.
It would also be surprising if A&M didn't slip up elsewhere in their schedule.
A&M will have a good 2011 season, but not the great one that their preseason ranking indicates.
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