In the short history of the College Football Playoff, the selection committee has been forgiving to teams after a weak performance, choosing to judge the full résumé instead of the most recent performance. Ole Miss debuted at No. 4 in the first poll, just days after losing to LSU. But this week, the committee sort of reversed course, dropping TCU from the top four after a less-than expected showing against Kansas, a game in which the Frogs needed a third-quarter punt return to retake the lead in a cold Lawrence.
No one at TCU likely was surprised Tuesday night that Alabama, like a late-to-market freight train, roared past the Horned Frogs in the latest vote by the College Football Playoff committee.
As expected, TCU suffered a hit to its College Football Playoff hopes for barely avoiding a catastrophic loss at Kansas.
For the first time this season, the College Football Playoff rankings unveiled Tuesday caused tremors to the heart of every fan that does not support a team from the SEC or Big Ten, the 14-team leagues with the nation’s most influential commissioners and a large percentage of its television viewers.
TCU women’s basketball standout scorer, junior Zahna Medley, needs just seven points in the Wednesday matinée against Metroplex rival SMU to become the 14th member of the TCU 1,000-point club.