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Poll: How would TCU fare against Auburn and Oregon?

Wisconsin Badgers Tolzien is hit hard and sacked by TCU Horned Frogs Carder during the 3rd quarter at the 97th Rose Bowl game in Pasadena

TCU was one of three unbeaten teams in the country in 2010, but were denied a shot at a national title because, well, the system currently in place to decide a national champion blows mightily.

Be that as it may, TCU entered the Rose Bowl as a slight favorites against No. 4 Wisconsin and came away with arguably the most impressive win of the 2010-2011 bowl season considering the circumstances. ┬áSure, the Big Ten has suffered from an abysmal day in the won/loss ledger, but it shouldn’t matter.

The Horned Frogs proved they belonged on the same field as one of the hottest teams in the country. ┬áDid they prove they should’ve gotten a shot at the BcS crystal as well?

Vote your conscience — or conference loyalty — below.

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31 Responses to “Poll: How would TCU fare against Auburn and Oregon?”
  1. gatorprof says: Jan 1, 2011 8:12 PM

    Yawn, another pretender Little Ten team lost. Nothing to see here, move along.

    TCU would be 4th or 5th in the SEC west, period.

    They may be able to beat Oregon.

  2. edgy says: Jan 1, 2011 8:18 PM

    Ok, I guess this could be my last post here but to all the Big Bigots who have pissed on TCU:

    .:!:.

  3. 8man says: Jan 1, 2011 8:19 PM

    Gators suck a$$! As do their fans. And their QB’s cry when they lose. Or have you forgotten Tim Tebow losing it when Alabama stomped you punks?

    TCU would kick Auburn and Oregon’s collective tails. And their stinking academic presidents who speak out of turn.

    Hey E. Gordon Gee, how’d that taste? Geek, smack talking, d-bag. No pain for you is too great….

  4. 8dollarbeer says: Jan 1, 2011 8:19 PM

    Daulton would win it for Jesus and Gingers everywhere!!!

  5. edgy says: Jan 1, 2011 8:21 PM

    Typical, gatorprof, typical. If TCU would have lost, you’d have been in here talking about how hey didn’t deserve to be in the Rose but no, they win and you’ve gone ouyt of your way to degenerate their win. H-Y-P-…

  6. juddgr says: Jan 1, 2011 8:27 PM

    They would do themselves proud. The big ten has now lost all their bowl gamse that have been played only Arkansas and Ohio State remain. As usually the big TEN is a joke, when are they going to get a playoff system to get these wussies out of the bowl picture?

  7. 8dollarbeer says: Jan 1, 2011 8:37 PM

    Juddgr… Umm Iowa and Illinois won.

  8. Slim Charles says: Jan 1, 2011 8:37 PM

    gatorprof, they would roll Florida. You guys needed a walk-on QB to throw 5 picks to beat a crappy penn state team. But you’re just trolling right?

  9. winkandthegun says: Jan 1, 2011 8:44 PM

    Any win during the season against any team not in the SEC should not count toward the BCS. In fact, it should count as a loss.
    /sarcasm

    There is no way to prove that they wouldn’t be able to hold their own against Oregon or Auburn. This is exactly why a playoff system is needed. It’s ridiculous to have a situation where a team, coming into the season ranked top 10, goes undefeated (including beating two #5 ranked teams, regardless of how good you think they are) and still has no shot at the championship. TCU may well be as overrated as SEC fans claim, but we will never know for sure.

  10. 8man says: Jan 1, 2011 8:46 PM

    Florida had their time, but their steam has long since faded while their fans voices have not. It’s the sound of one hand clapping.

    Goodbye Urb. Don’t write. We won’t read.

    Big Michigan fan here, they sucked today. Actually, they’ve sucked for the last three years. But from total suckage can arise a better program. Anyway, the Big Ten is a big cog in this BCS crap keeping a playoff from happening. The BCS and the old farts who designed must go..or die. Whichever…

    Great to see TCU win and great to see them do it against a Big Ten team. So how do they keep the Frogs from sharing a portion of the title or at least being ranked second?

  11. gotta keep my mouth shut says: Jan 1, 2011 8:51 PM

    lol edgy thank you for roastin that guy

  12. hanki2003 says: Jan 1, 2011 9:07 PM

    Florida’s steam has long since faded? They are two years removed from winning a NC and one year removed from being one win away from going to a NC (only losing to the NC winners and smoking an undefeated Big East team). The Gators were horrible this year (still had an 8-5 record) because most of their offense and defense from last year are in the NFL now, and Addazio doesn’t know how to coach an offense. The Gators will be back because they are the Gators and elite athletes will always want to play for the Gators and in the SEC.

    Michigan hasn’t been relevant since the 90’s. TCU barely beat a Big 10 team. The other #5 ranked team they beat this year got smoked by Notre Dame. If TCU played in the SEC, they would have 4 or 5 losses in the regular season. Even if TCU played in the weak Big 10, they would have 3 or 4 losses. It’s not about winning one big game a year, it’s about playing good teams week in and week out, and winning. Any team can get up for one or two big games a year. Look at Auburn’s schedule this year, they had to play South Carolina twice, Alabama, LSU, Miss St, etc.

    TCU won’t even go undefeated in the Big East, guaranteed.

  13. gatorprof says: Jan 1, 2011 9:11 PM

    Yawn…it is pathetic to see entire fan bases reduced to this each and every bowl season.

    For the record, TCU would have waxed UF this year…no doubt about it. I have always maintained that this year was a rebuilding year.

    That being said, the SEC west had twice as many top teams than any conference. TCU would have been a 3-5 loss team playing in the SEC.

    It is one thing to get up for a single game, it is quite another to go through Bama, Auburn, LSU, Miss St. and Ark in the regular season, not to mention a bunch of other teams willing to knock your head off.

  14. antiherogoodkind says: Jan 1, 2011 9:11 PM

    Can you SEC punks just admit that they can play with anybody? Do you realize how much they spend on their athletics programs at TCU?

  15. blitz4848 says: Jan 1, 2011 9:15 PM

    Final poll Jan 11th

    1–AUBURN
    2–TCU

    40-50 All Big 10 teams in any order

  16. neverwas1 says: Jan 1, 2011 9:19 PM

    ….missing the point. Anybody who says that TCU or BSU could not beat a team on a random day is wrong. Hell, New Mexico might have a chance at beating a tough team… The real question is WHAT DOES A TEAM HAVE TO DO TO GET TO THERE?

  17. hanki2003 says: Jan 1, 2011 9:21 PM

    Alabama is a better than TCU.

  18. hanki2003 says: Jan 1, 2011 9:22 PM

    a better team

  19. WingT says: Jan 1, 2011 9:35 PM

    I’ve said it many times before, the only way to solve this is with a playoff.

    As greedy as colleges have become in the recent years it is only a matter of time before we have a playoff . There is simply too much money being left on the table by not having an 8 or 16 team playoff.

  20. richmcn says: Jan 1, 2011 9:41 PM

    enjoy the big east, tcu

  21. 8man says: Jan 1, 2011 9:45 PM

    My last comment.

    We can speculate on who would do what, and we have to, because THEY don’t let us see it.

    And that’s my point. Everyone on here but me may be absolutely right. But I still want to see it happen on the field…….

    And, yes, I admit, Michigan football is in the toilet…

    Please, someone flush, so we can just start over.

  22. hanki2003 says: Jan 1, 2011 9:45 PM

    I would love to see a playoff

  23. edgy says: Jan 1, 2011 9:50 PM

    TCU spent a lot more on their FB program than some people might think.

  24. gatorprof says: Jan 1, 2011 9:54 PM

    A playoff would be great.

  25. gamecock2003 says: Jan 1, 2011 10:10 PM

    TCU did all they could possibly do and should be incredibly proud of their accomplishment. I don’t think those of us who are SEC fans are trying to take anything away from them. Honestely, I think on any given day TCU could beat any SEC team (possibly exculuding Auburn if they remain in their current form); however what is so frustrating from our perspective, and why we let people hear about it after a dominating day like today, is that fans of other conferences can’t comprehend that week in week out toll that playing in the SEC takes. Today on the chat boards Michigan fans were convinced Bama was far and away the best team in the nation and had simply been underachieving. Wrong. On any given day Bama could be the best, but Auburn, Arkansas, LSU, South Carolina, Miss St could also easily be the best at any given time. When you play that many loaded teams week in and week out it’s hard to accept that a one or even two loss team from our conference should have to forgo a title shot because a team like TCU (admittidly through no fault of their own) plays a powder puff schedule and goes undefeated because they were able to get up for, and win, one or two games against a quality opponent.

  26. aious says: Jan 1, 2011 10:11 PM

    TCU deserves its praise but they still do not deserve to play above an SEC/Pac-10 undefeated teams. Period

    System sucks but that is the way it is

  27. lucky5927 says: Jan 1, 2011 11:29 PM

    If anything we learned today from TCU is that their defense is National Championship caliber. You have an experienced QB on top of that and YES they can hang with anyone. But I think Auburn beats them by double digits. And despite being an SEC fan, I don’t see TCU going 3-5 in the SEC. The only teams they would struggle to beat in the SEC this year is Auburn, Arkansas and maybe Alabama (depending on where they played the game). They would beat an offensively challenged LSU and Florida team, a solid Miss. State team, and South Carolina. They would also beat Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, and Mississippi. TCU is capable of more than many of you are giving them credit for. Just because some of you do not want to acknowledge they are one of the best in the nation, doesn’t mean they aren’t. They proved it today. Finally, I don’t expect them to go undefeated in the Big East next year. They are losing an experienced QB. But just imagined if they were the Big East champion this year… then I wouldn’t have to watch Oklahoma crush UConn and Boise State could be in a BCS game where they belong.

  28. jlfootball says: Jan 2, 2011 12:44 AM

    What? Is this a TCU site? Are you kidding me?

    Once again, we have a do nothing “champion” from the “Big 10″ trying to represent the rest of the college football world.

    Both teams looked slow. Both teams looked bland. Both teams looked like even teams playing Class C football. TCU looks to be on par with hmmmm say Michigan State. They are about even with Wisconsin who is about even with Ohio State, who is about even with Michigan State. What does this mean? Nothing until you beat a team from a conference that hasn’t dropped like 8 of its last 10 BCS games, one that hasn’t lost say all 5 games in one day. Maybe the Big Least should move ahead of the Tiny 10. Alabama just spanked co champ MSU. A horrible Florida team won it going away against Penn State.

    TCU would get spanked by the Likes of Bama, and Arkansas.

    I’ll give TCU and Boise State this: they both deserve to be in the BCS over Ohio State, Wisconsin, U (just) Conn (ed me) and (not) OK (hom losts).

    TCU will likely win well in the Big Least, but is that saying much. A trophy is only worth what it took to win it. It is a Fiesta Bowl trophy over a the sorry Big 10 after the weakest schedule in the country, but hey, I guess it is a trophy.

    Hey, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and FSU all built their programs the same way. The only way separate the posers from the Big Boys is to have a playoff. I’d take a 3 loss Bama or Arkansas any day over TCU.

  29. oregonbear says: Jan 2, 2011 12:52 AM

    TCU hasn’t seen anything the likes of Auburn or Oregon this year. They both would kick their A$$ and I can’t wait for the National Championship Game.

  30. smokehouse56 says: Jan 2, 2011 8:02 AM

    gatorprof is a 13 year old using his sisters computer. No other explanation for his silly postings. Grow up.

  31. bigcountryhunter says: Jan 4, 2011 10:42 PM

    Boys, I have some bad news for you:
    1. When the Big 12 starting breaking up, TCU begged them to let them take Nebraska’s or Colorado’s place. The answer? Not only no, but heck no!
    2. The only Big 12 team that will play TCU in Fort Worth is Texas Tech. Both Texas and OU will ONLY play TCU at their house and with Big 12 refs only.
    3. TCU has been trying to get a SEC team on their schedule for many years. All turned them down. LSU finally consented for 2012 I think…Oh and only in Baton Rouge mind you.
    4. Ohio St. has been turning TCU down for 5 years.
    5. You might want to check the MWC bowl record the last few years. I believe you will find they win or or second among all conferences.
    6. Remind me, what is Stanford’s record against TCU? Do believe they lost at home, did they not?
    7. The non-AQC record in BCS games against AQC teams is 5-1.

    In short, both BSU and TCU have been going to “Big Boys” for years pleading for games. So tell me, what are you afraid of, because you have been ducking them for years? Wyoming, perenially one of the worst teams in the MWC, FINALLY got a game at Neyland stadium a few years ago and won. At least Tennesse played Air Force, and won because AFA missed on a game ending 2 point conversion.

    You all remind me of the neighborhood bully who tries to pick a fight with all the “little kids” then when the little kids says “ok, let’s get it on”, all you hear is “this is your lucky day…I hear my mommy calling me.” Or at best, the dog who barks at you visciously until you step into it’s back yard and then they tuck their tail and run.

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