The Horned Frogs, who finished third in the final AP and coaches’ rankings thanks to their 12-1 season and Peach Bowl championship, will almost certainly start in the top 10 next season, likely in the top five, and a favorite for the Big 12 championship.
The American Football Coaches Associaton named the Horned Frogs head coach its FBS coach of the year.
Patterson's .746 winning percentage (132-45) ranks fourth among active coaches nationally (minimum 10 years). He is one of just five active coaches with at least 100 victories at their current school. TCU is 30-3 when taking the field as a top-10 team under Patterson, including a 19-1 mark when in the top 5.
The Horned Frogs have finished in the top 10 four times in the last seven seasons. In 14 years under head coach Gary Patterson, TCU has posted five top-10 finishes and nine in the top 25.
Head-to-head mattered a lot (Alabama over Mississippi State) or only at the end of the season (Baylor over TCU). Wins over ranked teams morphed into teams that were ranked at one time and then into quality wins. TCU was good enough to be ranked third one week and then fall to sixth the next after winning by 52.
Winners of six of its last seven contests, the TCU women's basketball team will carry its momentum on the road to take on Kansas at 7 p.m., Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse. The contest will be available for viewing on ESPN3.