TCU took care of business on Saturday night, beating Jackson State 63-0, and that, plus a few losses in the Top 25, was good enough for the Frogs to be ranked in this week’s AP poll.
TCU moved to No. 23 in the poll, while watching Texas (last week’s No. 23) fell out after losing at home to Maryland.
The Frogs are the only team from Texas in the AP poll this week, but Texas Tech also received a few votes after their win over Eastern Washington. Other ranked Big 12 teams include No. 5 Oklahoma, No. 11 Oklahoma State, and No. 19 Kansas State.
West Virginia also fell out of the poll, probably unnecessarily, after losing a hard-fought game to Virginia Tech.
It’s certainly hard to justify moving a team up three spots from just outside the rankings to No. 23 after a victory over Jackson State, but this ranking probably has more to do with West Virginia and Texas moving down, than it does the Frogs moving up.
It should also be noted that TCU, along with every other Texas school, was left out of the Coaches Poll this week. Patterson is a voter in the Coaches Poll this year, so it’d be interesting to see where he ranked the Frogs.
Either way, the Frogs are now ranked in one poll as they head to Fayetteville this weekend to take on Arkansas.