Frogs rise to No. 11 in playoff rankings


TCU defeated Baylor 28-21 on Friday Nov. 27, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas.

For the first time this year, the Horned Frogs have risen in the College Football Playoff rankings, leaping from No. 18 to No. 11 Tuesday night. The shift comes after the Frogs defeated previously No. 7 Baylor, which fell behind TCU to No. 12, 28-21 Friday night.

The top four remained unchanged from last week, with Clemson at No. 1, Alabama at No. 2, Oklahoma at No. 3, and Iowa at No. 4.

Elsewhere in the Big 12, Oklahoma State plummeted all the way from No. 11 to No. 17. The Cowboys lost their final two contests of the season to Baylor and Oklahoma after going 10-0 to begin the season.

The Frogs, who do not play this weekend, have an outside shot at making a New Years’ Six Bowl as it stands. They will need losses this week from some of the top teams in the country that do play this weekend to make that happen. That will be easier said than done though, as four teams ranked ahead of the Frogs [Oklahoma, Florida State, Ohio State, and Notre Dame] are also idle this weekend.

The final rankings of the season will be released Sunday, Dec. 6, on ESPN at 11 a.m. CST.

Rounding out the CFP top 10:

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Iowa
  5. Michigan State
  6. Ohio State
  7. Stanford
  8. Notre Dame
  9. Florida State
  10. North Carolina