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BCS Rankings Projections, Week 13: TCU Battling For The Coveted No. 16 Spot

TCU looks to be just outside the coveted No. 16 spot which would help them earn a BCS bid, but they still need a Houston loss to earn their third straight BCS bowl game.

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The TCU Horned Frogs are still in the running for an automatic BCS bid from the non-AQ ranks, but TCU will need some help. First they need the Houston Cougars to lose down the stretch so that TCU will be the highest ranked non-AQ team, TCU also needs to move into the top 16 due to the Big East is likely to be lower than TCU and of course win out to finish 10-2.

TCU will be extremely close to the No. 16 spot -- if not hold that spot since these projection go to only No. 15 -- since the Clemson Tigers and Nebraska Cornhuskers lost, but likely it seems that TCU will be No. 18, because it seems unlikely that Clemson will drop from No. 7 to behind TCU.

Week 13 projected BCS standings:

1. LSU
2. Alabama
3. Arkansas
4. Oklahoma State
5. Stanford
6. Virginia Tech
7. Oklahoma
8. Oregon
9. Boise State
10. Houston
11. South Carolina
12. Kansas State
13. Michigan State
14. Georgia
15. Michigan

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