How TCU stacks up in the race for the playoff

TCU (10-1, 7-1 Big 12)

Strength of schedule ratings: 53rd (NCAA); 31st (Sagarin Computer).

Record against teams in latest playoff rankings: 2-1.

Record against latest AP Top 25: 2-1.

Record against bowl eligible teams: 5-1.

Best wins: vs. Kansas State, 41-20; vs. Oklahoma 37-33.

Loss: at Baylor, 61-58.

Scoring margin: 24.2.

Yards per play and national rank: 6.60, tied for 17th.

Yards per play allowed and national rank: 5.00, 27th.

AP Analysis: The Frogs have the offense, defense, strength of schedule - just about everything to outweigh that painful loss at Baylor. Style points needed against lowly Iowa State to lock down a semifinal. Coming off impressive 48-10 Thanksgiving romp at Texas, and had an 82-point game against Texas Tech.

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