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Kansas State Moves into AP Top 25 as Oklahoma Falls

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Kansas State’s win over Oklahoma created change in the AP Top 25 as the Wildcats moved into the poll, the Sooners dropped and Oklahoma State is now the highest-ranked Big 12 team.

The new poll came out Sunday afternoon and included the results of Week 4.

The Kansas Jayhawks, who improved to 4-0 with a win over Duke, did not make the Top 25.


Kansas State’s 41-34 win over the Sooners impacted both teams. Kansas State, which was outside the Top 25 last week, moved into the No. 25 spot with the victory. Oklahoma, which was the Big 12’s highest-ranked team a week ago at No. 6, dropped 12 spots to No. 18 with the loss, the first under coach Brent Venables.

That set up the Oklahoma State Cowboys — who didn’t play in Week 4 — to become the Big 12’s highest-ranked team. The Cowboys remained at No. 9 entering their showdown with the Baylor Bears on Saturday in Waco, Texas.

Speaking of Baylor, the Bears moved up one spot to No. 16 after their 31-24 win over Iowa State.

The Cyclones will face Kansas on Saturday in Lawrence, Kan. The Jayhawks were hoping to move into the Top 25, but they ended up being the top team receiving votes. The Jayhawks had 125 votes in the poll.

Texas dropped out of the poll entirely. The Longhorns were No. 22 last week, but lost to Texas Tech, 37-34, in overtime. The Red Raiders aren’t ranked, but they received 11 votes.

TCU, which hasn’t played a conference game yet and hosts Oklahoma on Saturday, received one vote.

The Georgia Bulldogs remained the nation’s No. 1 team, followed by No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Ohio State, No. 4 Michigan, No. 5 Clemson, No. 6 USC, No. 7 Kentucky, No. 8 Tennessee, No. 9 Oklahoma State and No. 10 North Carolina State in the Top 10.

Penn State was No. 11, followed by Utah, Oregon, Ole Miss, Washington, Baylor, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, BYU and Arkansas to round out the Top 20.

The final five spots went to No. 21 Minnesota, No. 22 Wake Forest, No. 23 Florida State, No. 24 Pitt and No. 25 Kansas State.

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