Let’s go back in time. Back two months to be exact.
Texas A&M was coming off that 52-28 victory over South Carolina. Aggies quarterback Kenny Hill was trying to pick a nickname, and his parents were thinking about applying for a trademark.
Fast forward to Tuesday night. The first College Football Playoff rankings were released. Three SEC West teams were in the coveted top four spots.
And none of them was Texas A&M. I voted the Aggies No. 1 in the nation at least once in the early season, and I was not alone. Since then, Texas A&M has lost three straight games, and Mississippi State and Ole Miss have come out of nowhere.
The Bulldogs and Rebels joined Florida State and Auburn in the First Four.
Which brings me to my second point -- the First Four is meaningless. What happened Tuesday night was a television show and nothing more. There is absolutely zero point in paying any attention to it.
Remember how much has changed in the last two months?
Twice that much will change in the next one. Mississippi State and Auburn will play. Mississippi State and Ole Miss will play. Mississippi State and Auburn still have to play Alabama, which lurks just outside the top four. You get the point.
Around the SEC:
Georgia is preparing like Todd Gurley will play Saturday against the Gators, but there’s still no word from the NCAA.
Speaking of the Gators, it’s worth it to South Carolina fans to watch the Georgia-Florida game to see how new Gators quarterback Treon Harris looks. It’s likely Harris will be the starter when the Gamecocks travel to The Swamp.
Alabama coach Nick Saban says the CFB rankings don’t matter. (See, I told you.)
Tennessee head coach Butch Jones, who is 1-9 in the SEC since upsetting South Carolina last year was asked Tuesday abouta rumor he could be a candidate
when Michigan fires Brady Hoke. Seriously, the Wolverines are that desperate?