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Sunday, October 18, 2009

KU football drops to 21st, 24th in polls

Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing gets rid of the football as Colorado defenders Marquez Herrod (90) and B.J. Beatty close in during the third quarter Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 at Folsom Field.

Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing gets rid of the football as Colorado defenders Marquez Herrod (90) and B.J. Beatty close in during the third quarter Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 at Folsom Field.

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The Kansas football team fell six spots to 21st in the USA Today coaches poll and seven places to No. 24 in the Associated Press poll. Both rankings were released Sunday.

The Jayhawks fell in the polls after suffering their first loss of the season — a 34-30 setback to Colorado — on Saturday in Boulder, Colo.

KU is the only Big 12 North team that remains in the top 25. Other Big 12 teams in the polls include Texas (No. 3 AP, No. 3 coaches), Oklahoma State (14, 12), Texas Tech (21, 24) and Oklahoma (25, NR). Big 12 teams receiving votes were Nebraska and Missouri in the AP and Oklahoma, Nebraska and Missouri in the USA Today coaches poll.

KU's game against OU on Saturday will be the sixth time in the last three seasons that the Jayhawks have played a game that has featured two teams ranked in the AP poll.

Click here to see how Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan voted in the AP poll.

The full rankings are below.

AP Top 25

  1. Alabama (39)
  2. Florida (20)
  3. Texas
  4. USC
  5. Cincinnati
  6. Boise State
  7. Iowa
  8. Miami (FL)
  9. LSU
  10. TCU
  11. Georgia Tech
  12. Oregon
  13. Penn State
  14. Oklahoma State
  15. Virginia Tech
  16. Brigham Young
  17. Houston
  18. Ohio State
  19. Utah
  20. Pittsburgh
  21. Texas Tech
  22. West Virginia
  23. South Carolina
  24. Kansas
  25. Oklahoma

Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 61, Mississippi 59, South Florida 57, Nebraska 52, Michigan 41, Central Michigan 39, Arizona 25, California 9, Arkansas 8, Oregon State 5, Missouri 4, Navy 4, Wisconsin 4, Idaho 4, Auburn 3, Boston College 3.

USA Today coaches poll

  1. Florida (49)
  2. Alabama (9)
  3. Texas (1)
  4. USC
  5. Boise State
  6. Cincinnati
  7. TCU
  8. Iowa
  9. Miami (FL)
  10. LSU
  11. Penn State
  12. Oklahoma State
  13. Georgia Tech
  14. Oregon
  15. Virginia Tech
  16. Brigham Young
  17. Ohio State (tie for 17th)
  18. Houston (tie for 17th)
  19. Pittsburgh
  20. Utah
  21. Kansas
  22. West Virginia
  23. South Carolina
  24. Texas Tech
  25. Mississippi

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 113, South Florida 104, Nebraska 84, Central Michigan 34, Notre Dame 31, Boston College 26, Wisconsin 26, Arkansas 19, Michigan 13, Georgia 12, Missouri 11, Oregon State 10, Idaho 8, Auburn 8, California 7, Arizona 7, Michigan State 5, North Carolina 1, Rutgers 1.

Comments

LeBo 10 years, 3 months ago

Thank God we did not fall down the mine shaft. But, enjoy the last 72 hours of beginning ranked for the next 2 years!

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