SEC Football: Way-too-early 2015 Power Rankings

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Dec 29, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; Texas A&M Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin during the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the 2014 Liberty Bowl at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

No. 7: Texas A&M Aggies

2014 Finish: 8-5, 3-5 SEC, 6th in SEC West
Key Losses: RB Trey Williams, OL Cedric Ogbuehi, WR Malcome Kennedy, TE Cameron Clear, LB Donnie Baggs, LB Justin Bass, DB Deshazor Everett, DB Howard Matthews, DB Floyd Raven
2015 Recruiting Class: 8th in nation (23 commits)
2015 Prediction: 4th in SEC West

The first season post-Johnny Football started off well enough for the Aggies, but took a quick decline midway through the year. Kevin Sumlin is too good of a coach to let his team have another losing SEC campaign, but they still aren’t quite up to challenging for a conference title again.

The hire of new D.C. John Chavis should cure some of the Aggies’ problems on defense, which have gotten exponentially worse since Sumlin’s arrival in College Station. But that may take a more than one season to correct to the point of being competitive.

Speedy Noil, Josh Reynolds and Tra Carson are going to be difference-makers for this team, and a lot of the youth from 2014 will be much better as well.

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