The Frogs made a statement on national television Thursday night, but it wasn't enough to move them up in either the Coaches, or the AP Poll. TCU remained at No. 3 in the Coaches poll behind dormant Ohio State and Baylor, both of whom came away from the bye week unscathed (they obviously performed better than the Frogs did on their bye week, as TCU dropped a spot after theirs).
Meanwhile, a 40-10 win over West Virginia on national television wasn't enough to bump TCU up over an LSU that also faced a bye week without falling in the polls, and a Clemson team that struggled for a while with a decent NC State squad.
Baylor remains at No. 2 in both polls, while Oklahoma State sits at No. 12 in the AP and No. 10 in the Coaches, as they prepare to host TCU in Stillwater this Saturday.
Oklahoma sits at No. 14 in the AP and No. 13 in the Coaches after completely shelling hapless Kansas. No other Big 12 teams appear in the Top 25.
Justin Fuente and Memphis are creeping ever so slightly up the polls from week to week. They defeated Tulane 41-13, scoring 41 unanswered points after Tulane jumped out to a 13-0 lead to start the game.
Of course, the AP and Coaches polls both are dealing with limited relevance in the new college football landscape, now that the College Football Playoff Committee determines the four participants from year to year. That's not to say these rankings are completely irrelevant though, as the committee no doubt looks at these polls (despite their claim that they do not consider these polls when they make their rankings).
The first College Football Playoff Rankings will be released Tuesday night. If I had to guess, I'd say TCU would sit around 5 or 6 when they are announced.
Here are the complete rankings.
|1||Ohio State (39)||Ohio State (48)|
|2||Baylor (6)||Baylor (9)|
|3||Clemson (6)||TCU (4)|
|4||LSU (5)||LSU (1)|
|5||TCU (4)||Clemson (2)|
|6||Michigan State||Michigan State|
|19||Ole Miss||Ole Miss|
|21||North Carolina||North Carolina|
|24||Mississippi State||Texas A&M|
|25||Texas A&M||Mississippi State|