TCU stays No. 3, but Boise State closes in

The TCU Horned Frogs remained No. 3 in the latest BCS rankings released Sunday evening. After a bye week, they'll finish up the regular season Saturday at woeful New Mexico.

It could also be the week that No. 4 Boise State (10-0), which made up ground on the Frogs (11-0) after another blowout win -- 51-0 over Fresno State -- pass the Frogs. Boise plays at No. 19 Nevada on Friday night on ESPN.

The points gap between TCU (.8995) and Boise (.8860) is now razor thin. If the Broncos defeat the Wolf Pack handily it is widely presumed that Boise will overtake the Frogs at the No. 3 spot next Sunday. The Broncos finish the regular season at home Dec. 4 against Utah State.

Of course, both non-AQ schools continue to hold out hope that either No. 1 Oregon (10-0) or No. 2 Auburn (11-0) or both slip. The Tigers still must play at No. 11 Alabama on Friday and then against No. 18 South Carolina in the SEC Championship. The Ducks play at home against No. 21 Arizona on Friday and at Oregon State in the Civil War on Dec. 4.