Are Horned Frogs a top-four team?

Each week during the college football season, Mel Kiper and Todd McShay kick off the week by settling a debate, looking at emerging NFL prospects and peeking ahead to next week.

The big question: Is TCU one of the four best teams in the country?

Todd McShay: No, but the Horned Frogs are close -- and they'll certainly be in the playoff mix if they can keep winning.

Here's how I'd break down TCU, after studying two coach-copy tapes on the Horned Frogs during my flight home from Columbus, Ohio.

1. The Horned Frogs' personnel probably ranks in the top 10 to 20 nationally. They have gotten better every year, but they aren't a top-four team in terms of front-line talent or depth.