Football Cracks National Polls Following 4-0 Start

Arthur Brown

Oct. 2, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State’s 4-0 start and 36-35 comeback win over No. 15 Baylor have catapulted the Wildcats into the national rankings this week as K-State checked in at No. 20 in this week’s AP poll and No. 21 in the USA Today Coaches poll.

K-State last made an appearance in the Top 25 back in 2007 when it was ranked 25th in the AP poll following a win against Colorado on October 13, while this week’s rankings were the highest by a Wildcat team since it checked in at No. 13 back in 2004. It also marked the first time since 2004 that a K-State team appeared in both polls during the same week.

Following Saturday’s win over Baylor, K-State improved to 4-0 for the second straight season and the 11th time in head coach Bill Snyder’s 20 seasons.

A total of six Big 12 teams appeared in one or both national polls this week with a seventh team just outside the rankings and receiving votes.

The Wildcats will make their second straight appearance on ABC Saturday as they host Missouri at Bill Snyder Family Stadium for Harley Day. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.

Fewer than 3,500 tickets remain available for as little as $40 as fans with a Baylor game ticket can receive $10 off the price of admission for this week’s contest. Tickets can be purchased online at www.k-statesports.com and at the Athletics Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum.