Don't know about all this "who's the better conference" smack but TCU is going to be a top tier Big 12 team as long as Patterson is around.
remember... A&M beat #1 Alabama on the road, ranked i'm pretty sure MSU on the road, ranked Tech on the road...
since then 2 of those 3 have showed their true colors and are no longer ranked.
TCU's record the last 6 years in the MWC:
TCU's record this year in the BIG 12
7-4. Coincidence??? I think not.
quote:La Tech 0-2 vs ranked teams. That's why they are unranked
Team 1: 9-2 record. Only losses were to the #9 team in the country and the #25 (AP) team in the country. Both teams they lost to have a combined record of 18-4.
quote:State also has lost to every ranked team they've faced. 0-3 vs ranked opponents.
Team 2: 8-3 record. Only losses were to the #4 team , #7 team, and #9 team in the country. All three teams they lost to have a combined record of 28-5.
quote:only team on the list with an actual victory over a ranked opponent, but probably won't be ranked come Sunday after losing to TCU
Team 3: 8-3 record. Lost to #13 by 42 points, lost to a 5-5 team at home and a 7-4 team at home. Gave up 200+ rushing yards in the latter two games. Needed a bad call to beat #21.
Moo State is ranked in one poll, by default really.
Everyone is dissecting A&M's victories, but let's look at TCU's wins.
OOC wins against Grambling, UVA (4-7) and a nail bitter 6 pt win against lowly SMU (5-6) who was beaten badly by Baylor and A&M.
Conference wins against Kansas, Baylor, WVU and Texas. The only wins they have over teams headed to Bowl games are Texas and WVU. WVU has lost 5 in a row and we know how Texas has played this year.
They're not exactly world beaters, and needed a ton of help from Texas and WVU to pull off victories in those two games. To say TCU is going to challenge for the Big XII title next year is foolish, IMO.
but probably won't be ranked come Sunday after losing to TCU
TCU wasn't struggling in the Mountain West