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NCAA Football Rankings: TCU's Big Win Over Boise State Gets Horned Frogs Ranked, No. 18 In Coaches Poll

After a big win over Boise State, the TCU Horned Frogs leap to No. 18 in this week's coaches poll.

TCU's dramatic 36-35 victory over then ranked No. 5 Boise State Broncos was just another notch in Gary Patterson's belt. Some would consider this an upset victory, but for the Horned Frogs this was just another game for them to get a big win. A quote from linebacker Tank Carder, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Stefan Stevenson:

"We didn't really see ourselves as the underdog. We used it to prove a point. We struggled early in the season and we were coming into this game feeling like we knew what we needed to get done." -- TCU's Tank Carder

The TCU Horned Frogs are now ranked No. 18 in this week's coaches poll, and they will host the Colorado State Buffaloes next Saturday afternoon.

Here is the USA Today coaches poll for week 11:

Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week's poll
1.
LSU (59)
10-0
1,475
1
2.
Oklahoma State
10-0
1,410
3
3.
Alabama
9-1
1,340
4
4.
Oregon
9-1
1,300
6
5.
Oklahoma
8-1
1,228
7
6.
Arkansas
9-1
1,170
8
7.
Virginia Tech
9-1
1,045
9
8.
Clemson
9-1
1,042
10
9.
Stanford
9-1
1,024
2
10.
Houston
10-0
927
11
11.
Boise State
8-1
831
5
12.
Michigan State
8-2
791
13
13.
Wisconsin
8-2
745
14
14.
South Carolina
8-2
727
15
15.
Georgia
8-2
698
16
16.
Nebraska
8-2
615
17
17.
Kansas State
8-2
501
22
18.
Michigan
8-2
477
21
19.
TCU
8-2
392
24
20.
Southern Mississippi
9-1
386
23
21.
Penn State
8-2
361
12
22.
Florida State
7-3
189
NR
23. (tie)
Georgia Tech
7-3
87
19
23. (tie)
West Virginia
7-3
87
NR
25.
Notre Dame
7-3
86
NR

Dropped out
No. 18 Cincinnati (7-2, lost to then-unranked West Virginia 24-21), No. 20 Texas (6-3, lost to Missouri 17-5), No. 25 Auburn (6-4, lost to then-No. 16 Georgia 45-7).

Others receiving votes
Cincinnati (7-2) 84; Baylor (6-3) 56; Texas (6-3) 27; Virginia (7-3) 24; Rutgers (7-3) 15; Tulsa (7-3) 10; Arkansas State (8-2) 5; Missouri (5-5) 5; Texas A&M (5-5) 5; Brigham Young (7-3) 4; Arizona State (6-4) 2; Northern Illinois (7-3) 2; Utah (6-4) 2.

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