TCU ranked No. 8 in first CFP Rankings

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Previous articleLive Blog: SGA Meeting 11/3Next articlePi Phi celebrates Halloween with alumnae Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dean Straka Dean Straka + posts Facebook Dean Straka Twitter Dean Straka ReddIt Trevone Boykin watches the ball sail during Thursday’s victory over West Virginia Dean Straka Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 printThe Horned Frogs came in at No. 8 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season Tuesday night.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.[View the story “Reactions to the first CFP rankings of the year” on Storify]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:ClemsonLSUOhio StateAlabamaNotre DameBaylorMichigan StateTCUIowaFlorida Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more