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TCU Men’s Basketball jumps to No. 14 in AP, Coaches Polls

The Frogs are one spot behind the Jayhawks.

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TCU jumped six spots in the latest iteration of the college basketball polls, moving from No. 20 in both the AP and Coaches Polls to No. 14. The Frogs are now just one spot behind Kansas, ranked No. 13 after losing twice in the last week.

A fantastic week with wins over SMU and Nevada are to credit for TCU’s big jump. TCU defeated the Mustangs 94-83 on Tuesday of last week, and held on to beat Nevada in a late-night matchup on Friday/Saturday night 84-80.

The Frogs are one of five Big 12 teams ranked this week. West Virginia leads the pack at No. 11 in both polls, while Kansas sits at No. 12 in the Coaches Poll, and No. 13 in the AP. Behind TCU, Baylor sits at No. 21 in both polls, while Texas Tech checks in at No. 24 in the AP, and Oklahoma is No. 24 in the Coaches.

Beyond the polls, TCU also checks in at No. 11 in ESPN’s weekly power rankings, wedged between Xavier and Seton Hall. TCU is the highest rated Big 12 team in the power rankings this week, two spots ahead of Kansas, and five spots ahead of West Virginia.

TCU will look to improve on their 10-0 record once finals are finished. They have two more non-conference games (Texas Southern on Dec. 18th, William & Mary on Dec. 22nd) before they host Oklahoma on December 30th to kick off the Big 12 schedule.