Big 12 Power Rankings: Texas On the Rebound? Kansas Moves Up (For Now), Baylor is Awesome

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Sep 7, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson reacts during the game against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

5. TCU Horned Frogs

Record: 1-2 (0-1)

Previous Ranking: 5 (Trend: — )

Last Week: Bye

This Week: vs. SMU

Next Week: at Oklahoma

The Horned Frogs came into the season with a great deal of expectations, and some people had them being the surprise winner of the Big 12. But now, 1-2 with a loss at Texas Tech, TCU is now is “save the season” mode.

After SMU, two of their next three Big 12 games for TCU are on the road against Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. TCU could easily find themselves 3-4 with a 1-3 conference record heading into their home game with Texas, and with games at Kansas State and home to Baylor still remaining. The next month of games are going to be crucial to TCU’s season relative to their preseason expectations.

Gary Patterson is trying to change things up by moving co-offensive coordinator Jarrett Anderson to the press box during games in an effort to improve play-calling. How well that works is probably more reliant on their quarterback play than where coordinators are calling plays from, but the pressure is definitely on at TCU.