TCU's huge victory over Iowa State on Saturday seemed to solidify their spot in the College Football Playoff, but the playoff committee dropped them from No. 3 in the rankings to No. 6, leaving them out of the College Football Playoff. Now that they're headed to one of the other "New Year's Six" Bowls, who are they most likely to face?
The Bulldogs are headed to either the Peach Bowl or the Orange Bowl, both of which are potential destinations for TCU. The Horned Frogs’ explosive offensive attack would challenge the Spartans’ excellent defense, creating a great matchup of a contrast in style.
Michigan State seems poised to end up in the Cotton Bowl, which is now TCU's prime target. This would be a great matchup pitting TCU's explosive offense against the Spartans' stingy defense, but everyone around the Horned Frogs program would be disappointed not to be in the top four.
The most likely destination for TCU is now the Fiesta Bowl, where Boise State is waiting. The Broncos clinched their spot in a "New Year's Six" bowl by being the highest ranked school from a non-power conference, which would create a rematch of the 2010 Fiesta Bowl. The Horned Frogs would rather play in the Cotton Bowl against a power conference opponent, but their drop to No. 6 behind Baylor makes that unlikely.
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