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Aggies finish 4th in final AP football poll of the season

Aggies open 2021 season Sept. 4 against Kent State

Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher, left, talks with quarterback Kellen Mond (11) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher, left, talks with quarterback Kellen Mond (11) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

HOUSTON – After concluding a historic run to end the 2020 season with eight straight wins and a victory in the Capital One Orange Bowl, Texas A&M was ranked No. 4 in the final Associated Press Top 25 poll of the season.

It marks A&M’s second-highest finish in the AP Poll and highest since 1939 when the Aggies won the national championship.

In addition, the No. 4 rank is Texas A&M’s second top-five finish since joining the SEC in 2012 and marks the third time in his career that head coach Jimbo Fisher has finished inside the top-five. Texas A&M wrapped up the season on an eight-game win streak, the longest streak by the Maroon & White since the 1998 campaign.

In the regular season, the Aggies went 9-1 against an all-SEC slate as they compiled the most victories against conference foes since joining the SEC for the 2012 season.

It was A&M’s fourth top-five AP finish along with the No. 5 ranking in 1956 and 2012, and the No. 1 finish in 1939, A&M’s lone AP national championship. It was A&M’s 13th top-10 finish in school history.

The Aggies open the 2021 season on Saturday, Sept. 4 against Kent State at Kyle Field.

Final 2020 Associated Press Top 25 Poll (first-place votes in parenthesis)

1. Alabama (61)

2. Ohio State

3. Clemson

4. Texas A&M

5. Notre Dame

6. Oklahoma

7. Georgia

8. Cincinnati

9. Iowa State

10. Northwestern

19. Texas

20. Oklahoma State