In an all-too-common theme this year, the undefeated Frogs (8-0, 5-0 Big 12 Conference) could not catch a break in the national rankings. After being ranked No. 5 in the most recent AP Poll, the Frogs tumbled once again, despite soundly defeating West Virginia 40-10 last Thursday.
Undefeated Clemson came in at No. 1, with undefeated LSU and Ohio State right behind at No. 2 and No. 3. The Alabama Crimson Tide rounded out the top four, despite suffering a home loss to two-loss Ole Miss in September.
Other teams to come in ahead of the Frogs were Notre Dame (No. 5), Baylor (No. 6), and Michigan State (No. 7).
TCU was not the only Big 12 school to be shown little love in the rankings. Undefeated Baylor finished behind Alabama and Notre Dame, despite the latter two each having one loss.
Undefeated Oklahoma State and one loss Oklahoma came in at No. 14 and No. 15 respectively, while unbeaten Memphis, a member of the non-power five American Conference, finished ahead of them at No. 13.
Twitter users reacted with much surprise and dissatisfaction to the rankings.
The Frogs will get a chance to argue their playoff case when they take on the No. 14 Oklahoma State Cowboys Saturday in Stillwater, Oklahoma. It will be the first time TCU has faced a ranked opponent this season. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.
Rounding out the CFP Top 10:
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Michigan State