The Aggies’ win came in just the last few seconds of the game, too. With two seconds left on the clock and a tied scoreboard, the Aggies overtook the Crimson Tide with a field goal. Roars erupted from College Station fans the moment the ball soared through the posts.
Within moments, the rest of the Texas A&M team stormed the field, surrounding stunned Alabama players. Soon enough, fans started swarming the field as well, jumping out of the bleachers to join in the epic celebration.
Check out the craziness yourself in the video below, courtesy of the Outsider Twitter account. It looks like thousands of people joined in, celebrating an absolutely historic moment in college football.
ESPN graciously broke down how big of a deal this upset is. Alabama was ranked No. 1 for a reason, after all. Before this game, the Crimson Tide hadn’t lost to anybody since November 30, 2019. That’s 680 days ago, y’all. And they were defeated by an opponent who wasn’t ranked in AP’s Top 25.
The last time Alabama lost an unranked opponent? Over 14 years ago, in 2007. The Crimson Tide lost to UL Monroe, and since then, the No. 1 school has defeated 100 straight unranked opponents. Texas A&M broke that 100-game streak last night.
And Georgia just might break another Alabama streak. In the last 121 weeks of college football season, the Crimson Tide held the No. 1 spot for 65 of those weeks. That’s 54% of the time, according to ESPN. But with Bama losing and Georgia securing their sixth straight win, the No. 1 spot might go to the Dawgs this week.
Alabama’s Loss to Texas A&M One of Many This Weekend
The college football world got a real shake-up yesterday. Not only did Alabam lose to Texas A&M, but the Iowa Hawkeyes also crushed the previously undefeated Penn State.
Later today, AP will release a new Top 25 poll, and we can’t wait to see how yesterday’s games completely change the rankings. According to USA Today, Georgia will be the uncontested No. 1 team in the country this week. Surprisingly, Iowa will likely take the second-place spot, as the only other team to boast a 6-0 record aside from Oklahoma, who could take third.
After that, it’s a real toss-up. USA Today predicts that Alabama will stay in the Top 5, snagging that fourth-place spot, followed by Cincinnati. After that, Ohio State claims sixth, followed by Michigan, Oregon, Penn State, and Michigan State.
We’ll find out the final rankings around noon EST today, so stay tuned.