TCU Football Posts Fourth Straight Top-15 Ranking
Horned Frogs' average ranking of 7.3 in the final AP poll over the last four years places third nationally
Jan. 10, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU football team is ranked 13th by the USA Today and 14th by the Associated Press in season-ending polls.
TCU is one of just four schools (Alabama, Boise State and Oregon) to finish in the top 15 of both major polls over the last four seasons. TCU's average ranking of 7.3 in the final Associated Press poll during that period places third behind only Alabama (4.5) and Oregon (7.0).
TCU and Boise State are the only schools to win at least 11 games each of the last four years. The Horned Frogs have won at least 11 games six times in the past seven seasons while reaching 10 victories eight times in the last 10 campaigns.
In 11 seasons under head coach Gary Patterson, TCU has posted eight top-25 finishes. The Horned Frogs have placed in the top 10 in three of the last four years and four of the past seven.
TCU is one of just six programs to reach a BCS game in two of the last three seasons and one of only 12 schools to play in a bowl game in 13 of the last 14 years.
The Horned Frogs have won 38 of their last 41 games and are 50-5 in their last 55 contests. Since 2008, TCU's 47 wins (47-5) trail only Boise State (50-3) and Alabama (48-6).
The Horned Frogs will return 13 starters (seven defensive, six offensive) when they begin Big 12 play next fall.
TCU will enter the 2012 campaign with the nation's second-longest winning streak (eight), trailing only Northern Illinois (nine).
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