K-State Remains in Top 25

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State earned a spot in the national polls for a seventh-straight week as the Wildcats were ranked No. 24 in the latest USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Top 25 released on Monday.

The distinction marks the most consecutive weeks the Wildcats have been ranked in the coaches' poll. Last season, Kansas State earned a spot in the final five regular season polls, as well as the final poll released after the conclusion of the College World Series.

K-State entered this season's coaches' top 25 on March 29 and moved to as high as 16th in the poll on April 19.

The Cats also checked in at No. 28 in Collegiate Baseball and were placed No. 29 by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).

Kansas State travels to Lawrence to begin the 2010 edition of the Sunflower Showdown against Kansas. The series opens with a 7 p.m. game at Hoglund Ballpark on Friday before the series shifts to Manhattan for the Saturday and Sunday contests.

Saturday's game, which is Senior Night at Tointon Family Stadium, is set for a 6:30 p.m. first pitch, while the series concludes Sunday at 2 p.m. The final two games of the series will be aired throughout the state of Kansas on Cox Communication's Kansas 22, as well the Kansas City area on MetroSports.