TCU finished third, just behind Ohio State and Oregon in the final Associated Press Top 25 college football poll of the season.
The AP Top 25 has no say in who is chosen for the playoff, but it has both Ohio State and Baylor ahead of TCU.
After another narrow victory the Florida State Seminoles remain No. 1 in this week's AP Poll.
This week's Associated Press Top 25 looks a lot like the coaches poll, with Florida State and Alabama laying claim to the top two spots.
Baylor, Arizona State and Ohio State all climbed a few spots in the AP poll after big wins Saturday.
Auburn vaults over Alabama to move into the top three in the Associated Press poll, while both Ole Miss and Georgia fall out of the top 10.
The new AP Poll still has Mississippi State ahead of Florida State, and Alabama has worked its way back into the top four.

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