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Frogs Fall to #3 in AP, Coaches Polls

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TCU was jumped by Baylor after escaping Manhattan with a win.

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Apparently, not all of the voters appreciate the wizardry of Bill Snyder, as Baylor's 66-7 drubbing over what may be the worst team in major conference football was more impressive to them than TCU's last minute escape in Manhattan. Meanwhile, Ohio State, after another ho-hum performance - this one over a Maryland team that subsequently fired their coach - holds on to the top spot, but with a more tenuous lead than ever. After starting the season as the first ever unanimous #1 in poll history, the Buckeyes garnered only 27 first place votes, as has #4 Utah (16), #2 Baylor (13), #3 TCU (3), and #5 Clemson (1) gunning for the top spot.

For the Bears, the #2 ranking is the highest in school history, a week ahead of their first semi-test of the season - a home meeting with West Virginia that should be heavy on revenge angles. Utah jumps to the fourth spot after holding on for a strange victory over previously undefeated Cal - whom they turned over six times but only managed a six point win at home. The Utes are only four points behind the Frogs, who made the largest comeback of the season over the Wildcats in the Little Apple - down 18 at the half, a 55 yard touchdown pass from Trevone Boykin to Josh Doctson inside of two minutes remaining was the difference in a hard fought game.

The Buckeyes should cruise over Penn State at home this weekend, while the Utes will welcome in a confusing Arizona State team that has been in and out of the rankings in 2015. Clemson is also at home, against a Boston College team that was held scoreless Saturday - by Wake Forest.

LSU, Michigan State, Florida, Texas A&M, and Alabama round out the top ten - with the Tide the only team to make the cut with a loss. Among Big 12 programs, Oklahoma State jumps to #16 after beating WVU in Morgantown, Oklahoma plummets from #10 to #19 after getting whooped in the Red River Rivalry, and Texas Tech is sitting just outside the Top 25 and receiving votes.

The Coach's Poll is much of the same; they voted the same top three, but have Michigan State, LSU, Clemson, Utah, FSU, Bama, and A&M in order to round out the top ten. The Big 12 is represented well here also, with #15 Oklahoma State and #19 OU in the top 25, and Kansas State, Texas Tech, and Texas (???) receiving votes. Texas is 2-4, so I wouldn't pay much attention to this poll or any poll for that matter, until November 3rd and the first College Football Playoff rankings are released.