K-State Debuts at #4 in First BCS Standings

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Following its hard-fought 27-21 victory Saturday at No. 25 Iowa State to move to 6-0, Kansas State was ranked fourth in the initial BCS Standings released Sunday night on ESPN.

The No. 4 ranking was the highest for the Wildcats (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) in an opening BCS poll, while it was the highest overall since sitting in third place for five-straight weeks to end the 1998 season. Earlier Sunday, Kansas State was slotted No. 3 in the USA Today Sports Coaches’ Poll and No. 4 in the Associated Press Top 25.

Kansas State, one of 10 unbeaten teams in the BCS Top 25, was joined by Big 12 members Oklahoma (ninth), West Virginia (13th), Texas Tech (17th), TCU (23rd), Iowa State (24th) and Texas (25th) in the first poll of 2012.

The Wildcats will travel to Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday to take on the Mountaineers in FOX’s College Football Game of the Week. Kickoff from Milan Puskar Stadium is set for 6:05 p.m., with Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Charles Davis (analyst) and Julie Alexandria (sidelines) calling the action. The game can also be heard on the K-State Sports Network, as well as Sirius channel 137 and XM channel 195.

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