TCU Basketball was idle this week due to finals, but for some reason, the AP went ahead and dropped them a spot in this week’s poll. The Frogs, who were just one spot away from their highest ranking in history, fell to 15th Monday afternoon, despite not playing a game and being one of just four undefeated teams in the NCAA. It seems that previously #16 Virginia cost the Frogs a spot, coming off a big win over a 4-4 Davidson squad that hasn’t been good since Steph Curry was lacing them up.
The Frogs are the third highest ranked Big 12 team, behind 9-1 West Virginia at ten and 8-2 Kansas at 14 - whom they trail by a scant two points. Oklahoma is one of the biggest risers of the week, going from unranked to 17th, one spot ahead of #18 Baylor. Texas Tech checks in at 21, with both Texas and Oklahoma State in the receiving votes category.
11-0 Villanova holds the number one spot, keeping #2 Michigan State at bay for the time being, with Arizona State, Duke, North Carolina, Miami, Kentucky, Texas A&M, and Xavier rounding out the top ten. The Big 12 leads all conferences with six teams ranked in the top 25, the ACC has five, the SEC three, and the Big 10 and Pac 12 two a piece to round out the power five conferences.
TCU has the opportunity to set the all-time school record for consecutive wins tonight against winless Texas Southern, as they look to run their record to 11-0 on the year and ink their 16th straight W at home. They’ll face William and Mary Friday night at home to wrap up their non-conference season before hosting #17 Oklahoma and superstar Trae Young on December 30th. The Big 12 schedule will give them plenty of opportunities to reach never before seen heights when it comes to their national ranking and recognition.