Originally published October 4, 2009 at 07:45p.m., updated October 4, 2009 at 07:59p.m.

KU football moves up in both polls

Jayhawks ranked 15th in coaches poll, 16th in AP


Even after a bye week, the Kansas football team moved up two spots in the Associated Press poll and one spot in the USA Today coaches poll this week.

The Jayhawks are now ranked 15th in the coaches poll and 16th in the AP ranking.

KU (4-0) is one of 13 undefeated teams left in Division I.

Other Big 12 teams in the rankings are: Texas (No. 2 AP, No. 2 coaches), Oklahoma State (15, 13), Oklahoma (19, 21), Nebraska (21, 22) and Missouri (24, 18).

Click here to see how Lawrence Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan voted.

The full rankings are below.

Associated Press
1. Florida (54)
2. Texas (1)
3. Alabama (5)
4. LSU
5. Virginia Tech
6. Boise State
7. USC
8. Cincinnati
9. Ohio State
10. TCU
11. Miami (FL)
12. Iowa
13. Oregon
14. Penn State
15. Oklahoma State
16. Kansas
17. Auburn
18. Brigham Young
19. Oklahoma
20. Mississippi
21. Nebraska
22. Georgia Tech
23. South Florida
24. Missouri
25. South Carolina

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 157, Houston 142, Georgia 115, Stanford 50, Utah 31, Michigan 25, Boston College 12, Notre Dame 9, Pittsburgh 3, Arizona 2, West Virginia 2.

USA Today Coaches Poll
1. Florida (57)
2. Texas (1)
3. Alabama (1)
4. LSU
5. Virginia Tech
6. Boise State
7. USC
8. Ohio State
9. TCU
10. Cincinnati
11. Miami (FL)
12. Penn State
13. Oklahoma State
14. Iowa
15. Kansas
16. Mississippi
17. Oregon
18. Missouri
19. Auburn
20. Brigham Young
21. Oklahoma
22. Nebraska
23. Georgia Tech
24. South Florida
25. Wisconsin

Others receiving votes: Georgia 148, South Carolina 128, Notre Dame 57, Houston 52, Stanford 43, Michigan 33, Utah 31, Boston College 15, Pittsburgh 6, Arizona 2, Arkansas 1, West Virginia 1, Central Michigan 1.


Jared Grillot 12 years, 2 months ago

Not only do we move up on a BYE week, we are now the third highest ranked team in the Big XII! Nice.

adamjhwkfan 12 years, 2 months ago

You know.. if we beat Iowa St. and Colorado, we're going to be ranked higher than OU when we play them.

Dyrk Dugan 12 years, 2 months ago

UTEP's thrashing of Houston really help us. keep er goin Miners!

kansaspike 12 years, 2 months ago

Too bad the luster will be taken off of our win over OU!!!

After Texas beats them, they'll have 3 losses when they come to Lawrence and may not even be ranked.

I thought we'd beat them even when they were in the top 10. We need a win over one of the big boys, and this will be the one!

okiedave 12 years, 2 months ago

How we play in Boulder will tell the tale of whether or not we will be able to match Oklahoma's skill and talent. Oklahoma plays very physical football and we are going to have to be just as physical to have a chance to win. However, Kansas usually plays well against Oklahoma and Oklahoma fans and coaches know this. They are always nervous when the sooners roll into Lawrence for a game.

LAJayhawk 12 years, 2 months ago

OU is the first team since Florida in 2003 to be ranked in the top 25 with a 2-2 record (Florida was 25th). Clearly they are getting a bit of a break from the press due to losing Bradford and the fact that their 2 loses are versus ranked opponents. Either way, I just don't think they will beat Texas, even with Bradford back. They're just not as good this year.

So, that means we have a solid chance at 6-0 (knock on wood) and probably being close to the top 10 when we go against what could be an unranked OU team stuck at .500 (3-3 after beating Baylor and losing to Texas).

Now THAT would be weird.......

Kent Kossoy 12 years, 2 months ago

Come on. One game at a time. Don't need the jinx!!

gardenjay 12 years, 2 months ago

Just think...with eight more bye weeks we could be number one.

Dyrk Dugan 12 years, 2 months ago

just get ready for the 'Clones! we got a tough stretch coming up, no matter what.

MitchumMan 12 years, 2 months ago

Let's not forget how ISU almost pulled off an upset last year when they played us. I say we stomp them in the ground for making us break a sweat last year...and because it's homecoming. lol

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