SEC Power Rankings following Week 2 of 2018 college football season

KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 15: A view of the outside of Neyland Stadium before a game between the Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers on September 15, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)
KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 15: A view of the outside of Neyland Stadium before a game between the Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers on September 15, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images) /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
11 of 15
Next
Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images
Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images /

The Texas A&M Aggies have yet to beat an FBS team. As a result, there’s a strong argument to put them near the bottom of our SEC Power Rankings along with the Tennessee Vols, Florida Gators and Arkansas Razorbacks.

However, they have the best loss of anybody in the conference. On Saturday, Jimbo Fisher’s squad should have beaten the Clemson Tigers. They were a missed call on what is already a dumb fumble rule out of the back of the end zone away from doing that.

Losing only 28-26 to a College Football Playoff caliber team is significantly more impressive than anything any of the other teams below them did. They also did blow out their first FCS opponent, so this program has a lot more to be excited about than most people on this list. So as a result, yes, they are one of the top 5 teams in the conference at this moment. And we’re giving them that even with a loss.

Kellen Mond is playing lights out right now, and the offense is humming. Also, there seems to be more unity on the team, and the defense is doing its job. Things are still early, but Texas A&M appears to be in great shape.

A home game against Louisiana Monroe is the perfect breather for them before they get set for their rough stretch, beginning with a road trip to the Alabama Crimson Tide next week. So like many teams in the conference, this is their final weekend before the real gauntlet begins.