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Week 4 AP Poll: Kansas State Joins Oklahoma, Iowa State in Top 25

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The Big 12 Conference has three teams ranked in the Top 25 of the AP Poll in Week 4 of the 2021 college football season. The Kansas State Wildcats, coming off a win against Nevada on Saturday, are ranked No. 25 this week, joining the Oklahoma Sooners and Iowa State Cyclones.

The Wildcats, led by back up quarterback Will Howard, had one of the more impressive performances of the weekend rolling to a 38-17 win over Nevada on Saturday afternoon in Manhattan. Kansas State is now 3-0 on the season.

Meantime, the Oklahoma Sooners struggled against Nebraska and despite the win, OU fell from No. 3 to No. 4 this week. Elsewhere, Iowa State rolled UNLV in Vegas on Saturday night and held steady in the No. 14 spot this week.

Here’s a look at the full rankings.


AP Poll Top 25 Week 4

1. Alabama (59)3-0
2. Georgia (3)3-0
3. Oregon3-0
4. Oklahoma3-0
5. Iowa3-0
6. Penn State3-0
7. Texas A&M3-0
8. Cincinnati3-0
9. Clemson2-1
10. Ohio State2-1
11. Florida2-1
12. Notre Dame3-0
13. Ole Miss3-0
14. Iowa State2-1
15. BYU3-0
16. Arkansas3-0
17. Coastal Carolina3-0
18. Wisconsin1-1
19. Michigan3-0
20. Michigan State3-0
21. North Carolina2-1
22. Fresno State3-1
23. Auburn2-1
24. UCLA2-1
25. Kansas State3-0

Four other Big 12 schools ended up receiving votes, with TCU leading the way, just missing the Top 25 at No. 26. Oklahoma State, Texas and West Virginia all earned votes as well.


The Horned Frogs had the weekend off, while Oklahoma State held on against Boise State, Texas crushed Rice and West Virginia upset No. 15 Virginia Tech.

Around college football, it’s been a crazy first three weeks. Six ranked teams lost Saturday, though none in the top 10, raising to 19 the total number of ranked teams to lose through the first three weeks of the season.

That’s the most through three weeks of a season in the history of the poll, according to ESPN.

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