Wildcats Return to BCS Standings

Tysyn Hartman and the Wildcats jumped back into the BCS standings on Sunday.

Nov. 7, 2010

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Following a 39-14 win over Texas and securing bowl-eligibility for the first time since the 2006 season, Kansas State checked in at No. 24 in this week's Bowl Championship Series standings released Sunday by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.

The BCS ratings are calculated by averaging the percentage totals of the Harris Interactive Poll, USA Today Poll, and computer rankings. K-State (6-3, 3-3 Big 12), which has collected non-conference wins over UCLA and UCF to go along with its 3-3 Big 12 record, checked in at No. 28 in this week's USA Today Coaches' poll and No. 32 in the AP poll. The Wildcats' average in the computer polls was No. 20 this week, boosting K-State into the BCS standings.

This is the second time this season K-State has appeared in the BCS standings. The Wildcats made their first appearance in the 2010 debut standings at No. 22, following K-State's 59-7 win at Kansas.

K-State was one of six Big 12 schools to make the list as Nebraska came in at No. 8, while Oklahoma State rounded out the top-10 at No. 10. Oklahoma was No. 16, while Missouri was one spot back at No. 17 and Texas A&M trailed K-State at No. 25.

The BCS is a five-game arrangement for post-season college football that is managed by the 11 Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) conferences and institutions. Its purpose is to match the top two teams a bowl game and to create exciting matchups in four other games.

K-State will begin the first of three road contests on Saturday when it travels to Columbia, Mo., to face the Missouri Tigers (7-2, 3-2 Big 12). Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m., at Faurot Field.