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TCU Cracks Top 4, Leads Three Big 12 Teams Ranked in College Football Playoff Rankings

NCAA Football: Texas Christian at West Virginia

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.

  1. Georgia
  2. Ohio State
  3. Michigan
  4. TCU
  5. Tennessee
  6. Oregon
  7. LSU
  8. USC
  9. Alabama
  10. Clemson
  11. Ole Miss
  12. UCLA
  13. Utah
  14. Penn State
  15. North Carolina
  16. NC State
  17. Tulane
  18. Texas
  19. Kansas State
  20. Notre Dame
  21. Illinois
  22. UCF
  23. Florida State
  24. Kentucky
  25. Washington
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