Despite a slow start against SMU, the TCU Horned Frogs still managed to move up a spot and into the top 10 of the AP poll, which was released today. The Horned Frogs still have to play No. 18 BYU later this month. One non-BCS contender fell out of contention as Houston's loss to UTEP dropped the Cougars from No. 12 to out of the top 25.
TCU's move up the rankings coincides with a one-spot drop for Boise State, with Virginia Tech moving past them and into fifth. So TCU is four spots behind Boise State in the battle for the top non-BCS spot.
Oklahoma, which lost at Miami on Saturday, is the only two-loss team still in the top 25. The Sooners are No. 19, one spot behind BYU, which beat Oklahoma earlier in the season.
Texas remains No. 2, earning one first-place vote. Other Big 12 teams: Oklahoma State is No. 15, Kansas No. 16, Nebraska No. 21 and Missouri No. 24.