Baylor has just now cracked in at #25 (unranked at the time that TCU played them), and will be unranked after they lose to Oklahoma next week. Ironically, their biggest win is probably over TCU. SMU is not ranked, and I don't believe has been ranked at all this year (I think they've "received votes" a couple of times). It's an interesting question as to where Boise State falls. I think they've done an amazing job with their program, and should get an invite into a BCS Conference. They've earned it (and have the requisite NCAA violations to prove it...). But I think the Utah-to-the-Pac12 move has given us good evidence as to just how good these "super mid major" teams are. Utah was 33-6 in 2008-2010 (Boise was 38-2 in the same span, with a win over Utah), and 6-4 in 2011 with a losing record in conference play (though they'll probably finish 5-4 in the conference, with wins in their last two games). If I had to objectively rank Boise, it would probably be in the low teens. If they played in a BCS conference, they'd have two, maybe three, losses. I think the real Bowl unfairness for them is that if they don't get a BCS invite, they end up in some fifth tier game instead of the Cotton Bowl, which they more rightly deserve.