TCU’s loss at Texas knocked Frogs out of the Top 25; but what’d it do for the Longhorns?

Shawn Robinson and TCU struggled at Texas on Saturday.
Shawn Robinson and TCU struggled at Texas on Saturday. AP

TCU’s football team has dropped out of the Top 25.

The latest Associated Press’ poll released Sunday afternoon showed TCU’s second consecutive double-digit loss did it no favors in voters’ minds.

The Frogs fell 31-16 at Texas to open Big 12 play on Saturday, and lost 40-28 to Ohio State in Week 3. TCU blew halftime leads in each game, and now find themselves outside the Top 25.

TCU coach Gary Patterson explained why he punted the ball on fourth-and-four late in a loss to Texas. The call baffled many for a team down two touchdowns.

TCU had been ranked as high as No. 15 going into the Ohio State game, and slipped to No. 17 after the loss to the Buckeyes. A loss in Austin saw the Frogs drop significantly more, as they only received 24 votes.

For Texas, though, the win over TCU raised its program back into the Top 25. The Longhorns went from receiving 12 votes last week to checking in at No. 18 this week.

Oklahoma is the highest-ranked Big 12 team at No. 6, dropping a spot after its overtime victory over Army on Saturday. West Virginia is No. 12 and Texas Tech cracked the rankings at No. 25.

Other notable Texas schools receiving votes are Texas A&M, which got 41, and North Texas, which received 10.

The top-ranked teams remain Alabama (1), Georgia (2), Clemson (3) and Ohio State (4).

TCU athletics held its annual "Meet the Frogs" event on Saturday. Football players and coach Gary Patterson interacted with fans, as well as the volleyball and soccer teams.

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