Eights have it
The Jayhawks' 8-0 start has unanimously elevated them into the top 10.
Kansas is ranked eighth in all three major polls - the Associated Press, the USA Today coaches and the Harris Interactive - and also came in eighth in the Bowl Championship Series rankings, which help determine who plays in the BCS National Championship Game.
In all, three Big 12 Conference teams are ranked in the top 10 in all the rankings. Oklahoma ranges from fourth to sixth, and Missouri is unanimously ranked ninth.
One of the computer formulas which help calculate the BCS rankings - the highly regarded Sagarin ratings - has Kansas as the No. 1 team in college football.
KU's 11:30 a.m. game Saturday against Nebraska figures to reach a wide television audience.
Fox Sports Net will not do a split-national telecast of two Big 12 games in that slot as originally pondered, meaning the Kansas-Nebraska game will be shown on most FSN affiliates, including Fox Sports Midwest (Sunflower Broadband channel 36).
FSN planned to show two conference games if ABC chose not to show two games Saturday. However, ABC decided Saturday night to pick up both Texas-Oklahoma State (2:30 p.m.) and Texas A&M-Oklahoma; (7 p.m.).
The game, KU's first at Memorial Stadium since Oct. 13, is a sellout.
Not a believer
Texas A&M; defensive end Michael Bennett didn't have any positive impressions of Kansas, even after the Jayhawks beat the Aggies, 19-11, on Saturday in College Station, Texas.
"I'm not impressed" Bennett told local reporters. "But I promise you, when we meet them in the Big 12 championship, we're going to win the game."
Nebraska is heading to Lawrence this week in shambles.
The Huskers (4-5 overall, 1-4 Big 12 play) have lost four straight, falling from ahead to drop a 28-25 game at Texas on Saturday. In addition, starting quarterback Sam Keller was injured in the loss, and his status is unclear for this week. Joe Ganz likely would start if Keller is unavailable.
Kansas opened Sunday night as a 171â2-point favorite.