Aggies Ranked No. 7 in AP Poll
Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin argues a call during the first quarter against the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2013 Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)
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Posted Aug 17, 2013


The Texas A&M football team is ranked No. 7 in the preseason Top 25 by The Associated Press, which was released on Saturday. It is the highest preseason AP ranking for the Aggies since 1999 when they also received a No. 7 preseason ranking.

The Texas A&M football team is ranked No. 7 in the preseason Top 25 by The Associated Press, which was released on Saturday.

It was the highest preseason AP ranking for the Aggies since 1999 when they also received a No. 7 preseason ranking. The Aggies, who open against Rice on Aug. 31, were 11-2 last season and posted a 41-13 win over Big 12 Co-Champion Oklahoma in the 2013 AT&T Cotton Bowl. A&M finished No. 5 in the AP poll last year, which was the Aggies' highest final ranking since 1956. The Aggies have been ranked in 10 consecutive editions of the AP Top 25. Earlier this summer, the Aggies were ranked No. 6 in the USA Today coaches poll.

Texas A&M returns 11 starters from last year's 11-win team, including a pair of first-team All-Americans in quarterback Johnny Manziel and offensive tackle Jake Matthews. The Aggies return six offensive starters and five starters on defense, as well as placekicker Taylor Bertolet.

A nation-leading six Southeastern Conference teams were ranked among the nation's Top 25 by the AP, including five in the top-10. The Aggies' 2013 schedule features games against top-ranked Alabama (Sept. 14 at Kyle Field) and No. 12 LSU (Nov. 23 at Baton Rouge, La).

2013 AP College Football Preseason Top 25

1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. Oregon
4. Stanford
5. Georgia
6. South Carolina
7. Texas A&M
8. Clemson
9. Louisville
10. Florida
11. Florida State
12. LSU
13. Oklahoma State
14. Notre Dame
15. Texas
16. Oklahoma
17. Michigan
18. Nebraska
19. Boise State
20. TCU
21. UCLA
22. Northwestern
23. Wisconsin
24. Southern Cal
25. Oregon State



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