2. The Most Underrated Thing Was …
Texas A&M and Auburn won in easy blowouts.
Alabama is winning the West unless there’s a total meltdown, but as I’ve been saying for the past few weeks, watch out for Texas A&M to possibly sneak into the playoff discussion.
If the Aggies get to 9-1 with the only loss coming to an Alabama team that rips through the SEC on the way to a championship and a 1 or 2 seed in the College Football Playoff, and with their win over Florida, good luck with any argument against them being the 4.
The team isn’t that great, but don’t be fooled by the 42-31 final score against Arkansas – it was a good win after being in control early.
If the Aggies are good enough to even think about the CFP, they need to take down South Carolina and Tennessee on the road and rip through Ole Miss and LSU at home.
And then they get the showdown at Auburn.
Dog Auburn all you want for the loss to South Carolina along with the monster breaks to get by both Ole Miss and Arkansas, but it’s 4-2 after destroying LSU 48-11. That Tiger team was coming off an impressive performance against the Gamecocks, and AU ruined it by picking a great time to come up with its best game of the season.
It might be too late to win the SEC West, but after Mississippi State and Tennessee, it gets Alabama on the road and A&M at home.
The road to the College Football Playoff – at least in some way – really might go through the Tigers.