Horned Frogs leap to No. 20 in AP and USA Today polls

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    TCU jumped three spots in the polls today after Saturday’s win against the Warhawks of University of Louisiana Monroe. The Frogs were able to defeat ULM with a 21-point victory.

    The offense carried the team to victory as three key running backs – Matthew Tucker, Waymon James and Aundre Dean – gained a total of 222 yards of offense.

    Prior to suffering the loss at Baylor, the Horned Frogs ranked No. 14 in the AP preseason poll.

    After the first regular season loss since 2008 TCU tumbled down the poll 11 spots.

    The team jumped up two spots to No. 23 after the win against Air Force where the Frogs had a change in defense and quarterback Casey Pachall made 11 consecutive completions to start the game. 

    Despite opening the season with a loss, TCU remains one of the more popular universities by football fans everywhere as made apparent by the No. 15 ranking for the ESPN fan poll.

    AP Top 25
    1. Oklahoma
    2. LSU
    3. Alabama
    4. Boise State
    5. Stanford
    6. Wisconsin
    7. Oklahoma State
    8. Texas A&M
    9. Nebraska
    10. Oregon
    11. Florida State
    12. South Carolina
    13. Virginia Tech
    14. Arkansas
    15. Florida
    16. West Virginia
    17. Baylor
    18. South Florida
    19. Texas
    20. TCU
    21. Clemson
    22. Michigan
    23. USC
    24. Illinois
    25. Georgia Tech