Story by Rachel Perreault/Texas A&M Athletics
BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M football team will begin the 2022 season as the No. 6 team in the nation, according to the Associated Press Preseason Poll released Monday morning.
The No. 6 ranking matches the highest for the Aggies since earning the No. 3 spot heading into the 1995 season and marks the 16th time that A&M has earned a top-10 ranking in the first AP poll of the season. The Aggies also came in at No. 7 in the USA Today Preseason Coaches’ Poll, released last week.
The Associated Press began its college football poll on Oct. 19, 1936, and it is now the longest-running poll of those that award national titles at the end of the season. The preseason poll was started in 1950. A panel of 62 sports writers and broadcasters from around the country votes on the poll weekly.
2. Ohio State
5. Notre Dame
6. Texas A&M
12. Oklahoma State
13. NC State
15. Michigan State
21. Ole Miss
22. Wake Forest