Everyone knows that the coaches don’t watch football, but it seems even they are finally giving the Frogs a little love in the poll. After failing to break into the top ten after a double digit upset over then #7 Oklahoma State, TCU made the jump today, going from 11th to 10th in the Week Five poll.
The Frogs remain behind ‘powerhouses’ Wisconsin and Ohio State according to coaches who don’t watch games, probably on the strength of big wins over a bye week and Rutgers (which is basically a bye week). For whatever reason, people stay in love with a subpar Big 10 conference and these two teams, who have yet to earn a win over a ranked opponent this year - meanwhile the Frogs have two Power Five wins on the road, including one over a team that was ranked sixth.. It’s cool, we at TCU are used to the Buckeyes and Badgers screwing us over ;).
The only other Big 12 Conference team to stay in the top ten was Oklahoma, who remained third coming off of their bye week. Oklahoma State stayed at 14 despite winning on the road in Lubbock - at night - something that is worth a bump in its own right. West Virginia stays at 23 after their bye, as well.
Meanwhile, in the AP, TCU rose a spot from #9 to #8 on a bye week, holding off Wisconsin (#9) and Ohio State (#10), and rightfully so.
The Big 12’s highest ranked team continues to be the Sooners at #3, who handed it to the Buckeyes just a few weeks ago on their home field. Oklahoma State fell from #14 to #15 after beating the Red Raiders in Lubbock, at night - which is just dumb, because winning at night in Lubbock is no picnic - while WVU remains at 23 coming off of a bye week as well. That sets up a top 25 matchup between the Frogs and Eers in Fort Worth, a game that has drawn ESPN and College GameDay to campus and should be a ton of fun.
Alabama and Clemson hold steady at one and two, Penn State remains fourth, Georgia rises from 7th to 5th, while Washington at sixth and Michigan at seventh make up the rest of the top ten.