Texas A&M is a storied program. Unlike their hated rivals from UT, they are probably known more for their traditions in the bleachers than on the field, but they do have a rich history of 1st place finishes in the Big 12 Conference, and even a full fledged National Title. However that tradition wasn’t particularly recent, as going into last season that history hadn’t changed since 1998. Hold up just a minute though because between the end of the 2011 season (where the Aggies finished below high expectations) and now, they have become National Champions twice!
Yes that’s right, 2 times the Aggies have won National Championships between 2011 and 2012, and all without playing a single team. I mean, I know the SEC has pop and is a huge boost to the Aggie program. How can you argue with moving to a conference that has taken the past 6 National Championships!? But I had no idea it could produce 2 National Titles to you just for moving over! This is classic, let me explain:
TAMU’s National Championship of 1939 has been the envy of the school for 73 years, but apparently in 1919 the football team shared a National Title when at least 1 publication gave it to Illinois, Harvard, Notre Dame and of course, Texas A&M. Harvard and Illinois ended up splitting the trophy because they got the votes in more pubs than the others, but now the Aggies feel their time to claim that piece of history is now. In 1935 the “Poling System” was introduced to college football and it “retroactively” named the Aggies 1927 National Champions. Naturally, looking for loopholes in the system to make them a more credible SEC member, Texas A&M has claimed that championship as well. They have also added the 2010 and 1997 Big 12 Conference Titles to their record books while losing in one championship game and never making the other due to a 3 way tie.
This is laugh out loud funny. I have a sneaking suspicion that if they knew moving to the SEC would have brought them this much success before they even played, the Texas A&M Aggies would have moved a long, long time ago. We need to find some of these for Washington State! For some pictures and even more detail on this story use this link.