Cats Check in at No. 11 in Initial BCS Standings

Collin Klein

Oct. 16, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Following its 41-34 win over Texas Tech on Saturday, Kansas State moved up in both national polls and found itself at No. 11 in the initial BCS Standings released Sunday night on ESPN.

The Wildcats (6-0, 3-0) checked in at No. 12 in this week’s AP poll and No. 16 in the USA Today Coaches poll. K-State has now made appearances in the rankings for three consecutive weeks for the first time since 2003, while the No. 12 ranking is the highest since checking in at No. 12 to open the 2004 season.

The No. 11 BCS rating is the second-highest after the Cats moved to No. 10 following its win over No. 1 Oklahoma back in 2003 at the Big 12 Championship.

The Wildcats travel to in-state rival Kansas on Saturday for the 109th edition of the Sunflower Showdown. The game, which kicks at 11 a.m., will be televised on Fox Sports Net.

Following its road trip to Kansas, K-State returns home October 29 to face No. 3 Oklahoma for homecoming. Tickets remain available and can be purchased online at and at the Athletics Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum.