Week 5 SEC Power Rankings

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Sep 20, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies running back Trey Williams (3) carries the ball in the first quarter against the Southern Methodist Mustangs at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Texas A&M beat Southern Methodist 58-6. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

3. Texas A&M (4-0, 1-0 SEC)

Last Week’s Result: Beat SMU 58-6

The Texas A&M Aggies did exactly what they were supposed to do Saturday against the SMU Mustangs. SMU is off to one of the worst starts of any school in recent memory after losing their first three games by a combined 146-12 after the Aggies did their part with a 58-6 win on the road in Dallas.

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Kenny Hill only played the first half, but put up strong numbers. The sophomore Heisman Trophy candidate completed 16 of 22 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns. He was intercepted for the first time this season, however. Hill now has 1,359 yards and 13 touchdowns through four games despite sitting for large stretches in the second half of three blowout wins.

Three of the four teams A&M has played this season have been cupcakes, but the Aggies should be encouraged by the defense that has allowed only 11.8 points per game. After putting up some of the worst numbers of any defense in the nation in 2013, the performance is a sight for sore eyes no matter the opponents. Next week against Arkansas, we’ll see if the unit has truly improved.


Next Week: vs. Arkansas (in Arlington, Texas)