The main thing I took away from this: Kansas State checked in at No. 22, a minus-7 drop from the previous preseason poll that reflects the changing national sentiment.
But we were fourth-highest in standard deviation, a statistical measure of the degree of disagreement among voters as to where an individual team should be ranked.
That means some voters, like me, have the Cats as high as No. 12 or so, while others have them not ranked altogether.
All of which is to say: Nobody has a darn idea how good we can be — precisely what I expect from a preseason poll.