Wildcats Remain Steady in National Polls

MANHATTAN, Kan. Following its 3-2 record last week, Kansas State held steady in its rankings in all five national polls this week as the publications released their rankings on Monday.


The Wildcats, who earned their first top-10 ranking in school history last week at No. 10 in Baseball America, fell just one spot to No. 11 in this week’s poll.


K-State was ranked No. 18 in three other polls as the Cats retained their ranking in the Rivals.com Top 25 and the USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ Top 25 from a week ago. Collegiate Baseball placed Kansas State No. 18, a one-spot drop from last week, while the Cats fell two spots to No. 23 in the NCBWA Top 30.


Kansas State remained consistent in each poll after a two-game sweep of BYU last Monday and Tuesday before a series loss to Texas Tech this past weekend. The Cats lost the first two games to the Red Raiders, but were able to salvage the final game of the series, thanks in part to senior starting pitcher Todd Vogel, in a 9-5 Sunday win.


Kansas State concludes its regular-season schedule this weekend against in-state rival Kansas. The first game of the series is scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. first pitch on Friday at Tointon Family Stadium. Friday is Senior Day as the six Wildcat seniors will be honored prior to the contest.


The series will then shift to Hoglund Ballpark in Lawrence, Kan., with a 6 p.m. first pitch on both Saturday and Sunday. The Sunday contest will be televised nationally on FSN.