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NCAA Football Rankings Week 13: TCU Keeps Winning, Now Sit At No. 18 In Coaches Poll

The TCU Horned Frogs have clinched a share of the Mountain West championship and now sit at No. 18 in this week's coaches poll.

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AdvertisementWith TCU's 34-10 victory over Colorado State on Saturday, not only did the Horned Frogs clinch a share of Mountain West title but they're slowly making their case for a BCS bowl bid. In this week's coaches poll, they're ranked at No. 18, and if the big boys in front of them keep losing then they've got a shot.

Remember, non-AQ conference teams become BCS bowl-eligible if you can get ranked No. 12 or higher in the BCS standings and at least nine wins.

TCU has the 9 wins, now they've just got to keep ascending the rankings.

Here is this week's USA Today Coaches Poll for Week 13:

Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week's poll
1.
LSU (59)
11-0
1,475
1
2.
Alabama
10-1
1,413
3
3.
Arkansas
10-1
1,349
6
4.
Virginia Tech
10-1
1,242
7
5.
Stanford
10-1
1,222
9
6.
Oklahoma State
10-1
1,156
2
7.
Houston
11-0
1,075
10
8.
Boise State
9-1
982
11
9.
Oregon
9-2
933
4
10.
Michigan State
9-2
928
12
11.
Oklahoma
8-2
826
5
12.
Wisconsin
9-2
808
13
13.
South Carolina
9-2
806
14
14.
Georgia
9-2
803
15
15.
Kansas State
9-2
671
17
16.
Michigan
9-2
618
18
17.
Clemson
9-2
587
8
18.
TCU
9-2
494
19
19.
Penn State
9-2
455
21
20.
Baylor
7-3
302
NR
21.
Georgia Tech
8-3
203
23 (tie)
22.
Nebraska
8-3
165
16
23.
West Virginia
7-3
158
23 (tie)
24.
Notre Dame
8-3
156
25
25.
Virginia
8-3
154
NR

Dropped out
No. 20 Southern Mississippi (9-2, lost to Alabama-Birmingham 34-31), No. 22 Florida State (7-4, lost to then-unranked Virginia 14-13).

Others receiving votes
Rutgers (8-3) 54; Auburn (7-4) 33; Southern Mississippi (9-2) 25; Tulsa (8-3) 23; Brigham Young (8-3) 21; Arkansas State (9-2) 10; Northern Illinois (8-3) 10; Missouri (6-5) 8; Texas A&M (6-5) 4; Utah (7-4) 3; Florida State (7-4) 1; Iowa State (6-4) 1; Texas (6-4) 1.

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