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No. 4 TCU tries to avoid slipping up vs Cyclones; other playoff contenders face stiffer tests

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo, Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads reacts after a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. All signs indicate that Iowa State will give coach Rhoads another year to turn things around. The Cyclones appear headed for a 2-10 season and a winless Big 12 mark, but Roads believes the pieces are in place for improvement. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo, Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads reacts after a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. All signs indicate that Iowa State will give coach Rhoads another year to turn things around. The Cyclones appear headed for a 2-10 season and a winless Big 12 mark, but Roads believes the pieces are in place for improvement. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)  (The Associated Press)

Fourth-ranked TCU has it easy this weekend, relatively speaking.

All the other College Football Playoff contenders are playing ranked teams this weekend. The Horned Frogs (10-1, 7-1, No. 3 CFP), on the other hand, will wrap up their regular season Saturday at home in Fort Worth, Texas, against lowly Iowa State (2-9, 0-8).

They hope to hold onto their spot in the selection committee's top four and earn the right to play for the national championship.

TCU even gets an early kickoff at 11 a.m. CT. The Horned Frogs can take care of business and still have plenty of time to get in front of a big screen and watch the other big games on Championship Saturday.