A&M places No. 20 in ESPN's Prestige Rankings

January, 20, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Another Big 12 team was identified in ESPN's Prestige Rankings, as Texas A&M finished in 20th place with 584 points.

Other teams in the rankings between 16th and 20th palce include: No. 16 UCLA, 738 points; No. 17 Washington, 634 points; No. 18 Georgia Tech, 610 points; and No. 19 Arkansas, 604 points.

The Aggies' strong showing comes despite recent struggles that saw them ranking eighth among the Big 12 teams in the BCS era. The Aggies have only one major bowl appearance in the last 15 seasons -- a loss to Ohio State in the 1999 Sugar Bowl. And A&M hasn't finished in the final AP top 5 since 1956.

But the Aggies have been remarkably consistent through the decades analyzed by the prestige polls, ranking no higher than 15th and no lower than 21st.

Three more Big 12 teams remain: Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. Where will they finish?

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