Bowl projections: TCU controls playoff fate ahead of Ohio State, Baylor

USA TODAY Sports Wire

(Tommy Gilligan, USA TODAY Sports) (Tommy Gilligan, USA TODAY Sports)

The College Football Playoff committee has spoken and it’s clear TCU will be in the final four if the Horned Frogs can post an impressive win against Iowa State. The move of TCU to third in this week’s ranking ahead of Florida State will make it hard for Ohio State or Baylor to pass the Frogs if the top four teams all win.

That doesn’t mean all hope is lost for the Buckeyes or Bears. A Seminoles loss to Georgia Tech would create an opening for one of the teams. There’s a possibility both Ohio State and Baylor could lose to Wisconsin and Kansas State, respectively, which would create even more chaos.

But it’s pretty apparent TCU will be in good shape as long as it avoids the type of performance Baylor had against Texas Tech last week.

Some conferences may not fulfill their allotment. Asterisks denote a replacement…

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