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College football playoff race looks jumbled at midseason mark | Fort Worth Star Telegram

It's really going to be a race to the finish line.

Thus far, we’ve witnessed enough inconsistent performances from perceived frontrunners to realize there is no clear-cut, top team in college football at this juncture. No. 1 Ohio State (5-0) remains this week’s place-holder for the top spot, slightly ahead of TCU and No. 3 Baylor (4-0), based on Sunday’s updated polls.

But five different schools, including No. 9 Texas A&M (5-0), received first-place votes. Baylor got 10, second only to the top-ranked Buckeyes (38) among the top vote-getters. That tells you how wide open the national championship race remains.


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National reaction: TCU looks like a college football playoff team in blowout of Texas | Dallas Morning News

Yes, yes they did.

But it was hard not to be impressed by the ease with which TCU dispatched a Texas team that challenged a Pac-12 North contender (Cal) and a Big 12 team (Oklahoma State) that could reach a bowl game. The Horned Frogs may be rolling out second-stringers and lining up players out of position on defense, but with Boykin and a dangerous set of playmakers, they may still have enough to stay in the hunt.

Frogs regain No. 2 ranking in AP, Coaches Poll | TCU 360

How long will they hold on to it?

The Horned Frogs leaped right back to where they began the season in the rankings Sunday, reclaiming the No. 2 seed in both the AP Poll and USA Today’s Amway Coaches Poll.