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Sunday, October 11, 2009

KU football ranked 15th, 17th in polls

Kansas University defenders Drew Dudley (49), Justin Thornton (46), Arist Wright (41) and Jake Laptad (91) converge on Iowa State running back Alexander Robinson. Robinson rushed for a career-best 152 yards, and the Cyclones amassed 512 total yards, but the Jayhawks escaped with a 41-36 victory Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas University defenders Drew Dudley (49), Justin Thornton (46), Arist Wright (41) and Jake Laptad (91) converge on Iowa State running back Alexander Robinson. Robinson rushed for a career-best 152 yards, and the Cyclones amassed 512 total yards, but the Jayhawks escaped with a 41-36 victory Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

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Kansas University's football team slipped one spot in the Associated Press poll and did not move in the USA Today coaches poll this week.

The Jayhawks (5-0, 1-0 Big 12) are now ranked 15th in the coaches poll and 17th in the AP poll.

KU, which defeated Iowa State on Saturday, is one of nine undefeated teams remaining in the Football Bowl Subdivision (Division I-A).

Other Big 12 Conference teams appearing in the rankings are: Texas (No. 2 coaches, No. 3 AP), Oklahoma State (14, 16), Nebraska (17, 15), Oklahoma (18, 20), and Missouri (24, NR).

The full rankings are below:

Associated Press
1. Florida
2. Alabama
3. Texas
4. Virginia Tech
5. Boise St.
6. Southern Cal
7. Ohio St.
8. Cincinnati
9. Miami
10. LSU
11. Iowa
12. TCU
13. Oregon
14. Penn St.
15. Nebraska
16. Oklahoma St.
17. Kansas
18. BYU
19. Georgia Tech
20. Oklahoma
21. South Florida
22. South Carolina
23. Houston
24. Utah
25. Notre Dame
Others receiving votes: Pittsburgh 58, Auburn 55, West Virginia 46, Mississippi 28, Wisconsin 27, Missouri 25, Arkansas 16, Cent. Michigan 6, Arizona 5, Michigan 5, Oregon St. 2, Idaho 1, Navy 1, Stanford 1, Texas Tech 1.

Coaches poll
1. Florida
2. Texas
3. Alabama
4. Virginia Tech
5. Southern California
6. Boise State
7. Ohio State
8. TCU
9. Cincinnati
10. LSU
11. Miami (Fla.)
12. Iowa
13. Penn State
14. Oklahoma State
15. Kansas
16. Oregon
17. Nebraska
18. Oklahoma
19. Brigham Young
20. Georgia Tech
21. South Florida
22. South Carolina
23. Houston
24. Missouri
25. Notre Dame
Others receiving votes: Auburn 73, Mississippi 60, Pittsburgh 57, Utah 49, Wisconsin 37, West Virginia 13, Arkansas 12, Oregon State 8, Stanford 8, Central Michigan 7, Michigan 2, North Carolina 1, UCLA 1.

Comments

TKELuke 10 years, 3 months ago

We got jumped By NU... everyone has already crowned them North Champions. We might as well just pack it up since we had 1 bad game against an average team that played well. Ha... the polls are dumb.

90sHawk 10 years, 3 months ago

The polls are biased, but relevant, because they are apart of what makes up the BCS standings. However, as I look at the teams below KU in each poll, I have a hard time finding a team we could beat given how bad the defense has looked this year, especially against ISU.

Joe Baker 10 years, 3 months ago

I'm sick of the polls. One game at a time!

John Randall 10 years, 3 months ago

questions asked by simpletons: Why is Nebraska ranked even or above Kansas? Why is Missouri ranked at all?

answers from CFB observer and fan: Nebraska is as good, maybe better than Kansas. Missouri is a good team who played one bad quarter.

Let us now give thanks we play 'Huskers (and Sooners) in Lawrence, and prepare for the best. Also, hire a bus driver who knows the route to Arrowhead and won't cost MM the pre-game prep he is so good at. Winning those two (three?) games would vault this team above '07, considering the opponents.

MM has brought the Jayhawks from the days we cried about someone else's ranking to these days when we take care of our own . . . I kind of like the feeling.

ROCK CHALK! GO 'HAWKS!

okiedave 10 years, 3 months ago

This Saturday is where we are going to find out what kind of team we have. Colorado led Texas for over 1/2 of the game. Colorado has a defense that could give our high powered offense fits. Plus, Colorado's coach has finally fired his son, Cody Hawkins, as the starting quarterback and put highly regarded Red-Shirt Hanson in as his new replacement. The fans will be ecstatic over this move and is said to cause renewed optimism among the players that with Hanson they will win the Big XII North. The Hawks have their work cut out for them. Boulder is always a tough place to win.

djtjhawk 10 years, 3 months ago

Maybe the offense should be ranked 15th...and the defense should be ranked 17th?!

Kevin Heath 10 years, 3 months ago

I think it is interesting to watch how people voted. The voter who ranked KU highest is Scott Wolf who has Kansas ranked 7th. He is with the Los Angeles Daily News. He has USC ranked 9th. Interestingly he has Nebraska ranked between the two at 8th.

Now I am surprised that Keegan dropped KU a spot to 19th this week. He moved South Florida ahead of KU, and he still has Oklahoma State ahead of KU. I guess those two just kind of surprise me a bit. Maybe it shouldn't. Did South Florida really impress that much to be moved ahead of KU dropping them to 19th this week???

Also, I was interested that Kirk Herbstreit ranked KU this week for the first time this season coming in at #25.

adamwiz65 10 years, 3 months ago

KU just needs to win one game at a time and the polls will work themselves out. Finding some improvements on defense should be the priority, not a poll position. Also, some of the earlier comments talk about the importance of polls for BCS. The AP poll is not used by those rankings. The Harris Poll, USA Today Coaches, and a compilation of the computer rankings are used for BCS placement. I don't believe that the AP Poll goes into the computer rankings.

Also, @westcoast - I believe Herbstreit had us ranked last week at 18th.

To follow a previous poster, just beat Colorado.

lance1jhawk 10 years, 3 months ago

One game at a time folks. As long as we keep winning the rest will fall into place.

MrPilot 10 years, 3 months ago

You shouldn't drop if you won your game. That's ridiculous.

Doug Merrill 10 years, 3 months ago

Sort of reminds me of the BYU arguments over the previous years: if they are undefeated after five weeks of play, then you pretty much have to vote for them...even if you "know" they aren't that good.

I am guessing that Herbstreit and others have the Hawks on the list but presume that they will fall off this weekend or the next.

Hopefully we'll fool them.

GO HAWKS!

Scott Smetana 10 years, 3 months ago

Mr. Pilot.. if Florida wins by a last second field goal giving up 600 yards to Harvard at home, would you be upset if they dropped a position?

Billy Derringer 10 years, 3 months ago

the polls are crap---we will never get any respect until we can we in the south plain and simple--

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