There isn't a new No. 1 or No. 2 in the latest College Football Playoff ranking, but there is a new No. 3.
Texas Christian rose two spots in Tuesday's ranking, supplanting
Florida State keeps winning, but dropping, in the ranking, with the Seminoles now clinging to the fourth, and final, position.
The good news is that the Seminoles, the only unbeaten major college program, probably will be playoff bound with a win over
Mississippi State fell six spots to No. 10 after last week's Egg Bowl loss to Mississippi.
This week's short-term loser is Baylor, which trails TCU by three spots in the ranking but holds the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Horned Frogs.
TCU appears in good position to hold a playoff spot if it beats hapless
Baylor, however, has a much better opponent in No. 9 Kansas State.
The committee could be waiting for the outcome of that game before rendering a final decision in the
TCU and Baylor would be co-champs at 11-1 if both schools win out, but Baylor defeated TCU, 61-58, earlier this season.
The other big winner this week is Arizona, which rose four spots to No. 7. Arizona is in strong position to claim one of the final spots if it can defeat Oregon this Friday in the Pac-12 title game.
Arizona has already defeated Oregon this season, in Eugene, and a second win would give the Wildcats two wins over the Ducks when they were ranked in the top three.
USC, which dropped out of the top 25 after a loss to UCLA, returned to No. 25 this week after Saturday's 49-14 win over Notre Dame.