Texas Christian University’s accomplishments on the football field this season were not enough to convince the selection committee to keep TCU ranked at No. 3 in the College Football Playoff.
Now, the team won't have a shot at the national championship that's going to be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
“It hurts,” said Trey Harrington. “I thought for sure we were in.”
But this year, TCU football will not be playing the inaugural College Football Playoff.
“I’m definitely, really disappointed in that,” said Jordan Talley, a sophomore at TCU. “I really want to be a part of history.”
On Saturday morning the team ranked third in the nation only to get knocked down to No. 6 a day after being named Big 12 co-champs with an 11-1 record.
“It's a great season, but we really want to be in the playoff,” said Guillermo Salena.
TCU’s stellar regular season comes to an end with some disappointment, knowing the Horned Frogs won't get a shot at a national championship title.
“It’s all very upsetting,” said James Bradshaw, whose daughter is a student at TCU. “But right now, it’s spilled milk and all you can do is look forward to next year
“If we do just as well next year, they [the selection committee] can’t cheat us out again,” Talley said jokingly.