Given Texas A&M’s recent acceptance into the Southeastern Conference, beginning with the 2012 season, and Saturday’s game against future SEC foe Arkansas, it is time to analyze how the Aggies will fit in with arguably the best conference in college football.
Last weekend, Texas A&M continued an unfortunate habit they began the week before at Oklahoma State–squandering a sizable lead and losing the game in dramatic fashion. Against Arkansas, A&M took an 18-point lead into the locker room, only to watch the Razorbacks score 25 points in the second half including the go-ahead touchdown with less than two minutes left in the game. If this type of collapse continues to be the Aggie’s forte, it seems safe to say that the transition to the SEC will not be an easy one. Starting with the Western Division—where A&M will be playing next season—here is how A&M currently stacks up with teams in the SEC.