TCU pulled out an ugly 59-41 win over South Dakota State on Saturday night, and it didn’t do them any favors in the eyes of the voters. TCU dropped from No. 13 to No. 15 in the Associated Press poll. They did, however, move up from No. 14 to No. 12 in the Coaches Poll. Here are a few notes about each poll:
Oklahoma also fell, from No. 3 to No. 14 after a 33-23 loss to then-No. 15 Houston. The Cougars moved up nine spots to No. 6.
Fresh off of a Sunday night 50-47 victory over No. 10 Notre Dame, Texas jumped into the rankings for the first time this season, showing up at No. 11. Notre Dame fell to No. 18.
Oklahoma State fell one spot to No. 22 despite beating Southeastern Louisiana 61-7, and Baylor held on to the No. 23 spot after a 55-7 victory over Northwestern State.
Other notable moves include LSU dropping from No. 5 to No. 21 after a loss to Wisconsin, who shows up in the Top 25 for the first time at No. 10.
TCU is the highest ranked Big 12 team in the Coaches Poll, followed closely by Oklahoma at No. 13. TCU jumped Oklahoma and Tennessee to get to No. 12. The Vols dropped four spots after barely edging out Appalachian State in Knoxville.
Oklahoma State checks in at No. 17, Baylor shows up at No. 19, and Texas comes in at No. 20.
It’s apparent that the coaches have different opinions about TCU and Texas, and possibly about South Dakota State and Notre Dame, than the media voters.