Jimbo Fisher makes it emphatically clear Texas A&M belongs in playoff (Video)

Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M Aggies. (USA Today)
Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M Aggies. (USA Today) /

Jimbo Fisher believes his Texas A&M Aggies belong in the College Football Playoff.

After rolling the Tennessee Volunteers 34-13 in Knoxville, Jimbo Fisher made it abundantly clear about where he thinks his Texas A&M football team stacks up among the College Football Playoff contenders.

Fisher was asked if his team did enough on Saturday to make the four-team field. His argument is a strong one. He said the Aggies’ only loss was to the No. 1 team in the country in the Alabama Crimson Tide. This was back when Nick Saban’s team still had Jaylen Waddle at wide receiver. He also mentioned no one-loss SEC team has failed to make the four-team field to date.

“We play in the best league in ball, we got beat by the No. 1 team in football,” Fisher said. … “No team in SEC history has ever lost just one game and not been in it.”

“The committee is going to do their job, but this team is very deserving, I’m gonna tell you that.”

Does Jimbo Fisher have any legs to stand on here?

Texas A&M would not be the first at-large team to make the playoff. The Ohio State Buckeyes did it as a one-loss, non-champion in 2016. Not only did Alabama do the same thing in 2017, but the Crimson Tide went on to win another national championship as a No. 4 seed. While Texas A&M is totally capable of beating anyone in the country, the Aggies may need some help to get in.

As of this week, we know that Alabama and the No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish are getting in. They are undefeated entering their respective conference championship games. Unless they are hopelessly blown out, they will be two of the four teams getting in. With Ohio State beating the Northwestern Wildcats in the Big Ten championship, it all rests on Notre Dame for the Aggies.

Because the College Football Playoff Selection Committee is infatuated with Ohio State, the Buckeyes will get in as an undefeated Power 5 champion at only 6-0. The only logical way the Aggies get in otherwise is if Notre Dame takes care of business and hands the No. 3 Clemson Tigers a second loss on the year in the ACC Championship game. Otherwise, it is not happening.

The only other thing Texas A&M can hope for it having more style points than Ohio State.

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