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TCU Horned Frogs Move To No. 6 in College Football Playoff Rankings

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A win over West Virginia in Morgantown, coupled with some key teams losing, helped TCU jump to No. 6 in this week's College Football Playoff Rankings.

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This week's College Football Playoff rankings have been released by the committee, and the TCU Horned Frogs have jumped up a spot from No. 7 to No. 6. They were helped this week by an Ole Miss loss, but couldn't move ahead of Alabama or Oregon. TCU remains the highest ranked Big 12 team, one spot ahead of Kansas State (No. 7) and six ahead of Baylor (No. 12). The Frogs' jump is also in part to a 31-30 win in Morgantown over West Virginia. Clearly the committee recognized how difficult it can be to go up there and win, and didn't penalize TCU for the come-from-behind victory.

West Virginia also hung around in the polls despite their loss, coming in at No. 23.

Meanwhile, Kansas State jumped Michigan State to No. 7, and Arizona State jumped five spots to No. 9, ahead of Notre Dame at No. 10. Oklahoma checked in at No. 15.

If the playoffs were to start today, the four teams in would be Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn, and Oregon.

Here's the full Top 25.

Rank Team Last week Week 10 result Toughest opponent left (per F/+) If the season ended today ...
1 Mississippi State (8-0) 1 Won 17-10 vs. Arkansas Ole Miss Sugar Bowl vs. Oregon
2 Florida State (8-0) 2 Won 42-31 at No. 25 Louisville Miami Rose Bowl vs. Auburn
3 Auburn (7-1) 3 Won 35-31 at No. 4 Ole Miss Alabama Rose Bowl vs. Florida State
4 Oregon (8-1) 5 Won 45-16 vs. Stanford Utah Sugar Bowl vs. Mississippi State
5 Alabama (7-1) 6 Idle Auburn Orange Bowl
6 TCU (7-1) 7 Won 31-30 at No. 20 WVU Kansas State New Year's bowl
7 Kansas State (7-1) 9 Won 48-14 vs. Oklahoma St. TCU New Year's bowl
8 Michigan State (7-1) 8 Idle Ohio State New Year's bowl
9 Arizona State (7-1) 14 Won 19-16 vs. No. 17 Utah Notre Dame New Year's bowl
10 Notre Dame (7-1) 10 Won 49-39 at Navy Louisville New Year's bowl
11 Ole Miss (7-2) 4 Lost 35-31 vs. No. 3 Auburn Mississippi State New Year's bowl
12 Baylor (7-1) 13 Won 60-14 vs. Kansas Oklahoma
13 Nebraska (8-1) 15 Won 35-14 vs. Purdue Wisconsin
14 Ohio State (7-1) 16 Won 55-14 vs. Illinois Michigan State
15 Oklahoma (6-2) 18 Won 59-14 at Iowa St. Baylor
16 LSU (7-2) 19 Idle Alabama
17 Utah (6-2) 17 Lost 19-16 at No. 14 Arizona St. Oregon
18 UCLA (7-2) 22 Won 17-7 vs. No. 12 Arizona USC
19 Arizona (6-2) 12 Lost 17-7 at No. 22 UCLA Arizona State
20 Georgia (6-2) 11 Lost 38-20 vs. Florida Auburn
21 Clemson (6-2) 21 Idle Georgia Tech Orange Bowl
22 Duke (7-1) 24 Won 51-48 at Pittsburgh Virginia Tech
23 West Virginia (6-3) 20 Lost 31-30 vs. No. 7 TCU Kansas State
24 Georgia Tech (7-2) NR Won 35-10 vs. Virginia Clemson
25 Wisconsin (6-2) NR Won 37-0 at Rutgers Nebraska