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BCS Rankings Week 12: TCU Remains Third, Boise Closes Gap

The latest BCS rankings have been released and despite dropping in the AP and USA Today polls, the TCU Horned Frogs remain third in the BCS rankings. 

TCU is coming off a narrow victory over San Diego State University, winning 40-35 while scoring only six points in the second half. That fact combined with Boise State's decisive win over Idaho was enough to sway human voters in the USA Today and AP polls to jump Boise over TCU but not enough for the computers that calculate the BCS rankings to do the same - though Boise State did cut their deficit in half. TCU's average is now .897 and Boise's .863 whereas last week TCU's average was .926. 

The top ten amazingly remains exactly the same as Week 11's BCS standings. Oregon and Auburn occupy the top spots followed by TCU, Boise State and LSU rounding out the top five. Stanford, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Ohio State and Oklahoma State round out the top ten.

With TCU's win over Utah looking less impressive by the second, thanks to the Utes dismantling at the hands of Notre Dame, the Horned Frogs likely need two of Oregon, Auburn and Boise State to lose to earn a spot in the BCS title game. Boise State still has a ranked opponent left in the form of Nevada and a win against them may be enough for the computers to move Boise State ahead of TCU in the standings.

The Horned Frogs will be idle this week and will return to the field for their regular season contest of the year on November 27 when they travel to New Mexico.

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