TCU dropped again in the College Football Playoff polls, from No. 15 to No. 18, after a 23-17 victory over Kansas. Jeff Long cited injuries and a loss to Oklahoma State as the reason for the fall. Nope, I'm not kidding.
Long on TCU falling three spots: "Those injuries resulted in the way they played. TCU has had only one significant test and they lost."— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) November 18, 2015
He's openly admitting that TCU is still getting punished for their one loss to the No. 6 team in the country. Meanwhile, Alabama's loss to 3-loss Ole Miss doesn't seem to be hurting them too much, as they sit at No. 2. Of course, that 3-loss Ole Miss team jumped to No. 22 this week, coming off of a bye.
Clemson remains No. 1, with Ohio State sitting at No. 3 and 1-loss Notre Dame sitting at No. 4. Undefeated Iowa is No. 5 and Oklahoma State is No. 6.
Oklahoma jumped to No. 7 with a win over then-No. 6 Baylor, who fell to No. 10.
Meanwhile, five 2-loss teams are ranked ahead of TCU. No. 11 Stanford, No. 12 Michigan, No. 13 Utah, No. 14 Florida State, and No. 15 LSU. 1-loss Navy (No. 16) and 1-loss North Carolina (No. 17) are right ahead of the Frogs.
Another interesting note: Memphis (8-2) remained steady at No. 21 despite losing to Houston on Saturday.
Wins over Oklahoma and Baylor would theoretically push TCU back into playoff contention, as long as both of those teams beat Oklahoma State, but I'm sure Jeff Long would twist his brain around to justify TCU falling out of the rankings all-together.
Here's the full Top 25: