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.
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.