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TCU Remains No. 5 In College Football Playoff Rankings

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The Horned Frogs did not move up or, more importantly, down, after a bye week.

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TCU hung on to the No. 5 spot in the College Football Playoff Rankings after a bye week that saw Baylor beat Oklahoma State and Ohio State struggle to put away Indiana.

Alabama held on to the No. 1 spot and Oregon is still at No. 2.

Kansas State remained at No. 12.

Baylor remained No. 7 despite beating Oklahoma State 49-28. Ohio State remained ahead of Baylor despite seriously struggling with Indiana (who beat No. 17 Missouri earlier this season). It's a testament to how highly the committee regards the win over Minnesota for both TCU and Baylor.

If the playoffs were to start today, the four teams in would be Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State. Baylor fans are probably pretty frustrated right now, but things could change as Nos.4-7 are so close together. Things could definitely change going into the last weekend, when TCU faces a bad Iowa State team, while Baylor takes on No. 12 Kansas State.

The way things are setting up, it is conceivable that Baylor and TCU both end up getting left out. If Ohio State wins the Big 10, they could probably jump both TCU and Mississippi State. Of course, all of that can be done in the comments, so go at it, y'all.

Here's the full Top 25:

Rank Team Last week Week 13 result Toughest opponent left (per F/+) If the season ended today ...
1 Alabama (10-1) 1 Won 48-14 vs. Western Carolina Auburn Sugar Bowl vs. Mississippi State
2 Oregon (10-1) 2 Won 44-10 vs. Colorado Oregon State Rose Bowl vs. Florida State
3 Florida State (11-0) 3 Won 20-17 vs. Boston College Florida Rose Bowl vs. Oregon
4 Mississippi State (10-1) 4 Won 51-0 vs. Vanderbilt Ole Miss Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama
5 TCU (9-1) 5 Idle Texas New Year's bowl
6 Ohio State (10-1) 6 Won 42-27 vs. Indiana Michigan New Year's bowl
7 Baylor (9-1) 7 Won 49-28 vs. Oklahoma State Kansas State New Year's bowl
8 UCLA (8-3) 9 Won 38-20 vs. No. 19 USC Stanford New Year's bowl
9 Georgia (9-2) 10 Won 55-9 vs. Charleston Southern Georgia Tech Orange Bowl vs. Georgia Tech
10 Michigan State (9-2) 11 Won 45-3 vs. Rutgers Penn State New Year's bowl
11 Arizona (9-2) 15 Won 42-10 at No. 17 Utah Arizona State
12 Kansas State (9-2) 12 Won 26-20 at West Virginia Baylor
13 Arizona State (9-2) 13 Won 52-31 vs. Washington State Arizona
14 Wisconsin (8-2) 16 Won 59-24 vs. No. 16 Nebraska Minnesota
15 Auburn (8-3) 14 Won 31-7 vs. Samford Alabama
16 Georgia Tech (9-2) 18 Idle Georgia Orange Bowl vs. Georgia
17 Missouri (9-2) 20 Won 29-21 at Tennessee Arkansas
18 Minnesota (8-3) 25 Won 28-24 at No. 23 Nebraska Wisconsin
19 Ole Miss (8-3) 8 Lost 30-0 at Arkansas Mississippi State
20 Oklahoma (8-3) 21 Won 44-7 vs. Kansas Oklahoma State
21 Clemson (8-3) 22 Won 28-0 vs. Georgia State South Carolina
22 Louisville (8-3) 24 Won 31-28 at Notre Dame Kentucky
23 Boise State (9-2) NR Won 63-14 at Wyoming Utah State New Year's bowl
24 Marshall (11-0) NR Won 23-18 at UAB Western Kentucky
25 Utah (7-3) 17 Lost 42-10 vs. No. 15 Arizona Colorado