2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Texas A&M is ranked (Week 1)

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Texas A&M is ranked (Week 1)

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The Texas A&M Aggies have seen enough of Josh Rosen and the UCLA Bruins.

For the second consecutive season, Rosen led the Bruins to a furious second half rally and unlike last year when the Aggies held on in overtime, Sunday’s showdown ended with a loss.

Texas A&M led by 28 points at halftime and by 34 with 4 minutes remaining in the third quarter. But that’s when Rosen was at his best. He threw four touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, the final one with 43 seconds remaining as UCLA stunned Sumlin and the Aggies 45-44.

“You don’t explain it,” Sumlin said after the game in Pasadena, Calif. “It’s like [I said] before the season, we’re not going to make excuses. We didn’t get it done as coaches. There’s different personnel and different people playing. We got a young team, and we have to put them in position to make plays, and we did in the first half because of our pass rush and defensive ability to stop the run. Josh Rosen threw up some balls that we should have had and didn’t get that resulted in touchdowns. Those plays that are at the end of drive that really affected the outcome of the game.”

In the Week 1 SEC Country Power Poll, Texas A&M is ranked No. 11 by the 26 SEC Country voters.

Sumlin is feeling the heat after the stunning loss, but not everyone is ready to get rid of him after one game.

Last season, Texas A&M led 24-9 with less than 5 minutes to play in the game before winning 31-24 in overtime.

The Aggies get two opportunities to prepare for conference play over the next two weeks. Nicholls State visits College Station on Saturday and Sept. 16, Louisiana-Lafayette comes to town. Then, a stretch of six consecutive league games follow.

Check back each Sunday night to see where Texas A&M sits in the latest SEC Country Power Poll.

Your Week 1 Power Poll rankings

Results are below:

RANK TEAM POINTS 1ST PLACE
VOTES
PREV HIGH
VOTE
LOW
VOTE
1 Alabama (1 – 0) 338 26 1 1
2 Auburn (1 – 0) 297 0 2 4
3 LSU (1 – 0) 292 0 2 5
4 Georgia (1 – 0) 260 0 3 6
5 South Carolina (1 – 0) 203 0 2 11
6 Tennessee (1 – 0) 178 0 4 13
7 Arkansas (1 – 0) 165 0 5 13
8 Florida (0 – 1) 158 0 5 14
9 Mississippi State (1 – 0) 136 0 6 13
10 Kentucky (2 – 0) 113 0 6 14
11 Texas A&M (0 – 1) 75 0 7 14
12 Ole Miss (2 – 0) 60 0 9 14
13 Vanderbilt (1 – 0) 52 0 8 14
14 Missouri (1 – 0) 39 0 9 14

This week’s voters:

Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Andrew Astleford
Blake Morgan
Brandon Walker
Chris Kirschner
Christopher Walsh
Eric Bolin
Hale McGranahan
Jeff Sentell
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Jordan Mcpherson
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley
Lauren Shute
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Mike Bambach
Mike Griffith (SEC Country)
Nick Suss
Pete Scantlebury
Ryan Young
Sam Spiegelman
Seth Emerson (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
Thomas Neumann
Trent Shadid

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Ken Bradley – SEC Country

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