Kansas is back in The Associated Press Top 25 for the first time in 11 years, and the 20th-ranked Jayhawks are determined to stick around for a while.
A 30-24 come-from-behind win at Kansas State impressed the voters enough to move Kansas into the poll for the first time since September 1996.
The Jayhawks were ranked by 61 of the 65 voters and were ranked
as high as 14th by one voter and 15th by three others.
It's also the first time since October 1995 that Kansas has been ranked higher than Texas, which is 23rd. It's a gratifying turnaround for a team that has been a longtime laughing stock of the Big 12.
Kansas hosts Baylor this Saturday, so the Jayhawks are hoping to
improve to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big 12 -- and perhaps climb
higher in the rankings.