The newest edition of the College Football Playoff rankings has been released. The biggest fall from grace belonged to No. 10 Tennessee (9-2), who dropped five spots after losing to the University of South Carolina (7-4), who scored a whopping 63 points.
Utah (8-3), after the loss to Oregon (9-2), fell to No. 14. The Ducks, bouncing back into the win column, jumped to No. 9.
TCU (11-0) stayed put at No. 4 after a game-winning field goal against Baylor (6-5) in Waco. The Horned Frogs, with two games remaining before selection day, have put themselves in a good position to secure a CFP birth.
This week, TCU will face Iowa State (4-7) in Fort Worth. Don’t let the record fool you, the Cyclones are a capable team and have a fantastic defense; they give up 4.6 yards per play, the fewest in the Big 12 Conference.
#TCU OL Wes Harris said the team has to be on its A-game to take down Iowa State, who boasts the Big 12’s best defense. The Cyclones have given up only 16.5 ppg.
“We just have to do our job,” said Harris.
— Charles Baggarly (@swaggarly) November 22, 2022
Michigan (11-0) and Ohio State (11-0) face off this week, so if the Horned Frogs can take care of business, there may be room to move up.
Around the Big 12, other teams made moves. Texas (7-4) and Kansas State (8-3) both climbed the ladder with wins on Saturday.
The Longhorns fell out of the rankings after losing to TCU. After a big win against Kansas (6-5), Texas has returned and sits at No. 23. The Wildcats, who can clinch a spot in the 12 Championship with a win vs. Kansas this Saturday, rose to No. 12.
Oklahoma State (7-4), after losing to Oklahoma (6-5), fell out of the rankings.
The next set of rankings will be released on Nov. 29 at 6 pm CT on ESPN.
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