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Texas A&M rises to top of 2013
preseason rankings on the
shoulders of Johnny Manziel

CultureMap [Houston, TX], by Matthew Postins

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Posted By:Four_Leaf Resident, 1/17/2013 12:12:59 PM

In college football, the only time it pays to be No. 1 in January is when the final polls of the season are released. But the Texas A&M Aggies are certainly abuzz, thanks to CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodd. On Tuesday, Dodd released his 2013 preseason power poll. Never mind that the college football season doesn’t start for eight months. He has the Aggies as his No. 1 team. Yes, Texas A&M. Even though Alabama won the national title and proved that they reload in Tuscaloosa, not rebuild.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 1/17/2013 12:33:11 PM     (No. 9122249)

BeeEss! Roll Tide Roll....!


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Four_Leaf Resident, 1/17/2013 12:46:36 PM     (No. 9122277)

#1 here´s a pic of Johnny Football´s girlfriend:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1487596-johnny-manziel-sits-courtside-with-model-girlfriend-still-living-large

She looks quite real - and healthy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/17/2013 12:49:23 PM     (No. 9122285)

As ESPN´s resident college football guru and former all star quarterback, Lee Corso, is fond of noting......."Not so fast, my friend."

Keep in mind Texas A&M´s "Johnny Football" will be without the services of last season´s 6´6" 310 pound left tackle, Luke Joeckel, the 2012 Outland Trophy Recipient in 2013.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rosefenn, 1/17/2013 12:53:24 PM     (No. 9122293)

The Aggies. At Number one. This must be today´s sign that the Apocalypse is nigh.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 1/17/2013 12:53:24 PM     (No. 9122294)

We´ll see - I believe the Aggies host Bama in the second game of A&M´s upcoming season. And Bama is out for revenge after losing to A&M.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/17/2013 12:55:01 PM     (No. 9122297)

Only Notre Dame encourages its players to have mythical girlfriends. And when the truth leaks out, the ND athletic director tells the player not to comment on the matter. (That´s what the ND AD did on December 26 with Teo)

And, just a quick point - sports reporters, in 2008, acually went to Alaska to check out Sarah Palin´s sports history. How about that?? But they couldn´t bother to check for an obituary for the mythical girlfriend of Teo...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: octrojan, 1/17/2013 1:12:03 PM     (No. 9122328)

And Teo´s imaginary friend supposedly was a Stanford volleyball player...but he didn´t have time to meet her when ND played at Stanford in 2011. Hmmmmm.....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Sinatra5, 1/17/2013 1:13:07 PM     (No. 9122329)

# 6...Guarantee it.....Not to minimize the butt kicking the Tide was on the wrong end of this year in Tuscaloosa, but there were other variables. The Tide was coming off a street fight game with LSU in Baton Rouge, where LSU is 30-1, the previous Saturday night - They won in the final seconds on... "the drive"...and were drained. Johnny football is beyond belief but so is a revenge ridden ´Bama squad with Nick and Kirby Smart at the helm. W/A ...Love A&M, but love the Tide more, and they will be #1 at year´s end, methinks....Aggie57 must be proud.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: wilko, 1/17/2013 1:13:16 PM     (No. 9122330)

The lackluster Gators beat them last year. They are vulnerable. Alabama for sure.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pomom, 1/17/2013 1:33:44 PM     (No. 9122374)

There´s only one 12-0 team on that list. Next season, it all counts. Go Buckeyes!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tennman, 1/17/2013 1:39:29 PM     (No. 9122390)

Way too soon. Will be interesting to see if Johnny Football is more than a passing comet.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/17/2013 1:51:34 PM     (No. 9122418)

Seems many are forgetting that A&M BEAT Alabama...so who´s actually #1 this year?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Sinatra5, 1/17/2013 2:19:57 PM     (No. 9122478)

# 13...see # 9 above....we´ll see...in terms of Ohio State....As ligit as BO

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Reply 14 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 1/17/2013 2:40:02 PM     (No. 9122524)

A&M played three really quality teams last season, and lost to two of them.

I have no doubt that A&M will be top 10 quality going in to next season. But I just don´t see them winning it all (even though I would be really happy if they did).

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Reply 15 - Posted by: hot coffee, 1/17/2013 2:46:19 PM     (No. 9122540)

Ohio State and Notre Dame are both overrated as usual. Watching both of them get blown out in bowl games never get old.

Go SEC--Red State America´s football conference

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/17/2013 2:46:21 PM     (No. 9122541)

It´s a fun read and a balanced analysis -- thank you, OP, for this one.

This kind of unfortunate and premature forecast is usually the KISS of DEATH,
though.
That was my first thought before reading it.
Think of the Sports Illustrated cover photo jinx.
And the six losses by USC, last year´s preseason number one. Talk about crash and burn.

Yet... No question A & M is pretty impressive.
Their dismantling of the Sooners in the Cotton Bowl after a holiday layoff...
looked pretty easy due to a very strong team overall on offense and defense.
A & M toyed with ´em. Who´d a thunk it?

The "Folk Hero" (Johnny Football) with
one more season like that last one may elevate to the next level...
"Folk Legend" ...

We will stay tuned on TV, for sure.
I may get to see him and his team play in person in an SEC game, too... Hope so.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: horacer, 1/17/2013 3:16:51 PM     (No. 9122608)

Didn´t Dodd pick Southern Cal to be number 1 in 2012 led by their superstar QB Matt Barkley. Hah, how did the whole Sun Bowl go for you Trojans. Alabama is number 1.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: KingBubo, 1/17/2013 4:54:51 PM     (No. 9122760)

Like the Bucks, but their 2013 schedule is weaker than their 2012 schedule. They need to learn to tackle before they really compete.

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