TCU does not know where it will go in the next College Football Playoff rankings, up because it won at West Virginia, or down because it struggled to win.
You can think of TCU hosting Kansas State and Baylor traveling to Oklahoma as classic late-season Big 12 showdowns.
TCU’s hopes of making history in the first College Football Playoff are still alive after a big 31-30 road win at West Virginia, and the nation is keeping an eye on the Horned Frogs entering a home test against the Big 12’s next-best team, Kansas State.
A month and a half ago, when West Virginia lost its second game of the season to a team ranked among the top four in the country, Dana Holgorsen tried to put it in perspective by saying maybe the Mountaineers were the third-best team in the country.
Releasing a fresh set of college football polls Sunday did little more than whet the appetite for the next digits that truly matter: Tuesday’s updated rankings by members of the College Football Playoff selection committee.