KU football moves up to 16th, 18th in national polls

Originally published September 27, 2009 at 12:18 p.m., updated September 27, 2009 at 1:54 p.m.

The Kansas football team moved up the national rankings this week, jumping three spots to No. 16 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and two spots to No. 18 in the Associated Press poll.

KU snapped Southern Mississippi's eight-game winning streak with a 35-28 victory Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

The other Big 12 teams ranked in the polls are: Texas (second AP, second Coaches), Oklahoma (eighth, eighth), Oklahoma State (14th, 12th), Nebraska (23rd, 24th), and Missouri (NR, 23rd). Texas A&M also received a vote in the Coaches poll.

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

AP Top 25
1. Florida (55)
2. Texas (1)
3. Alabama (4)
4. LSU
5. Boise St.
6. Virginia Tech
7. Southern Cal
8. Oklahoma
9. Ohio St.
10. Cincinnati
11. TCU
12. Houston
13. Iowa
14. Oklahoma St.
15. Penn St.
16. Oregon
17. Miami
18. Georgia
18. Kansas
20. BYU
21. Mississippi
22. Michigan
23. Nebraska
24. California
25. Georgia Tech
Others receiving votes: Missouri 175, Auburn 171, South Carolina 154, South Florida 145, UCLA 41, Utah 25, Wisconsin 20, Notre Dame 7, Arizona St. 4, North Carolina 2, Stanford 2.

USA Today Coaches Poll
1. Florida (58)
2. Texas (1)
3. Alabama
4. LSU
5. Boise State
6. Virginia Tech
7. Southern California
8. Oklahoma
9. Ohio State
10. TCU
11. Cincinnati
12. Oklahoma State
13. Penn State
14. Georgia
15. Houston
16. Kansas
17. Iowa
18. Mississippi
19. California
20. Michigan
21. Miami (Fla.)
21. Brigham Young
23. Missouri
24. Nebraska
25. Oregon
Others receiving votes: Georgia Tech 186; South Florida 117; Auburn 103; South Carolina 92; Wisconsin 53; Utah 40; UCLA 27; Notre Dame 23; Stanford 20; North Carolina State 8; North Carolina 7; Florida State 4; Arizona 2; Minnesota 2; Rutgers 1; Texas A&M 1.