Saturday, the fourth-ranked Horned Frogs escaped Lawrence by inches in an ugly performance in every way a game can be measured. As a result, TCU’s playoff chances are sure to take a hit when the selection committee reconvenes this week to update its rankings. Even Patterson conceded such a likelihood.
After two byes in the first three weeks of the season, the Horned Frogs played eight games in eight weeks, including five against then or current Top 25 opponents. They went 7-1 in that stretch, 4-1 against the ranked teams, and 6-1 in the Big 12 to vault themselves into consideration for the inaugural four-team College Football Playoff.
I asked Briles why in 2008 he voted Oklahoma ahead of Texas in the final coaches poll despite the fact the two teams had the same record, and UT won the head to head.
The Big 12 went to great lengths to launch a "One True Champion" promotional campaign despite having bylaws that can make that declaration null and void. If all goes as planned over the next three weeks, TCU and Baylor will be declared co-champions of the Big 12.
TCU dominated from start to finish Monday night in routing Washington State at Wilkerson-Greines, 81-54.
Hit ‘em first is the saying the Horned Frogs like to use, but with just 20 wins in their first two seasons under coach Trent Johnson, TCU isn’t usually the team landing the first punch.
But the Horned Frogs look deserving of a verbal high-five after improving to 2-0 with another dominating win, this time 81-54 against Washington State on Monday night.
The 6-foot-3 center from Round Rock, Texas, can play the four and five positions and is rated as the No. 47 recruit nationally by All Star Girls Report and the No. 54 recruit overall in the ESPN HoopGurlz. Moore is also tabbed a four-star recruit by ESPNW and the No. 8 post player nationally.