The football team finished seventh in the final Associated Press and USA Today polls, representing its highest season-ending ranking since 1959 and its second top-10 finish in the last four years. Since the BCS was established for the 1998 season, TCU (11-2) has the highest finish in the polls by a two-loss team from a non-automatic qualifying conference.
The Frogs haven't been ranked this high in a final poll since the 1959 squadwas seventh. In 2005, an 11-1 TCU team closed the season ranked ninth in the USA Todaypoll and 11th by AP. Under head coach Gary Patterson, TCU has its fifth season-ending top-25 ranking in the last seven seasons.