Perhaps no team in the country benefitted more from the carnage in Week 10 as three teams ranked ahead of TCU fell, leaving the Horned Frogs to climb from No. 7 in the initial College Football Playoff all the way up to No. 4.
The 13-member committee released the latest College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday night, as will be a weekly occurrence until December 4, when the committee announces the semifinalists for the Playoff and the final CFP rankings of the year are released.
TCU’s opponent this week, the Texas Longhorns, are the second-highest-ranked Big 12 team in this week’s rankings, climbing from No. 24 to No. 18 ahead of their showdown with the Horned Frogs.
Texas is coming off a 34-27 win over Kansas State, who was ranked 13th in last week’s poll but fell to No. 19 after the loss. K-State and Texas both sit at 6-3 and 4-2 in conference play, with Texas now holding the tiebreaker over the Wildcats last weekend. K-State will head to Waco to take on the Baylor Bears who are also at 6-3 and 4-2 in the Big 12, meaning that a three-way tie is currently held for second place.
TCU joins Georgia, Ohio State, and Michigan in the top four, with Tennessee and Oregon just behind them.
Here’s a look at the full rankings, courtesy of ESPN and the College Football Playoff Committee.
- Ohio State
- Ole Miss
- Penn State
- North Carolina
- NC State
- Kansas State
- Notre Dame
- Florida State