Coming into this weekend everything was sunshine and lollipops for the TCU Horned Frogs, they had a sizable lead on Boise in the BCS rankings, were in the on deck circle for the title game, and were a virtual lock for the Rose Bowl. Then this Saturday everything that could go wrong, did go wrong.
The Frogs let SDSU come roaring back late and only beat the Aztecs by 5 in a game that Vegas had as a 25 plus point spread. In addition to their own shortcomings on the field the Frogs strength of schedule took a beating thanks to losses Utah, Baylor, and Oregon State. However the Utah loss was the death knell for the Frogs, TCU was hanging their hat on an impressive road win over the Utes that doesn't look like anything special today after Utah went into South Bend and took a dump on the field then left with their tails between their legs. Thanks for the great parting gift Utah, don't let the door hit you in the arse on your way to the Pac 12.
While everything was coming up bust for the Frogs the Boise State Broncos were bogarting the blackjacks. Coming off an impressive victory that was played in a barn over a pathetic Idaho team, Boise's opponents did exactly what they needed them too. Virginia Tech beat UNC on the road and solidified their path to the ACC championship game and for good measure Nevada pulled out a close one over Fresno to retain their top 25 ranking.
The hard truth of the matter is that TCU is now going to be behind Boise for good in the BCS rankings unless the Broncos lose to Fresno or Nevada in the coming weeks, which is unlikely. At this point TCU's dream season is now at the mercy of the BCS bowl selection committees and it is very likely that the Maaco Las Vegas Bowl is going to be the Frogs postseason destination. This is what happens when you have a corrupt system that relies on opinion polls and opponents performances instead of letting it be played out on the field, playoff anyone?