TCU has been one of the biggest surprises of the 2022 college football season.

The Horned Frogs are currently 11-0 and will play for a Big 12 title. TCU is No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings, a “win and in” spot, especially with Nos. 2 and 3 belonging to Week 13 opponents Ohio State and Michigan.

The Horned Frogs can move into the top 3 with a win over Iowa State Saturday. There has been some fan and media discussion about possibly ranking TCU No. 2 already, ahead of the Buckeyes and Wolverines.

CFP chair Boo Corrgian was asked Tuesday night what keeps OSU and U-M ahead of the Horned Frogs. Here’s what he told media members on a post-rankings reveal conference call:

Q. How much conversation or debate is there among the committee members about TCU being higher either ahead of Michigan at No. 3 or possibly all the way up to No. 2 over Ohio State?

BOO CORRIGAN: There’s conversation. Every week we go through it and make sure that the first thing we do is look at 1 through 4 and make sure that we’re comparing it and looking at the games from the previous week as well as both offense and defense. When you look at the balance of Ohio State, the balance of Michigan, TCU is 8-0 against teams above .500, which is really impressive, and it’s been impressive to the committee, but again, as we look at their ability to come back in games where to a large degree Ohio State and Michigan have not, and as I said last week, that win over Notre Dame by Ohio State is an impressive second wind on top of the Penn State win.

Currently being above No. 4 could help the loser of The Game get in the CFP with some conference championship weekend chaos. We’ll see how it all plays out.