Before this blog moved to SB Nation, I used to do a K-State "Week in Review" where I reviewed the occurrences of all the sports at K-State that I understand. That basically meant I covered everything except equestrian, tennis and rowing. But this fall, I've gotten away from doing that. So I'm going to do a quick review now because we're in midweek of a football game that looks bleak and basketball season is still in the early stages.
Last time I reviewed the volleybball program, they were finishing up a solid non-conference season. Currently, the Cats stand 21-7 (13-5) and third in the conference. That translates to a No. 12 ranking in the AVCA volleyball. Should be a pretty solid NCAA seed for K-State, and a Sweet 16 appearance is entirely possible.
Tonight, K-State continued its domination of KU in the volleyball version of the Sunflower Showdown. The victory gives the Cats a sweep of the season series over the 'beaks.
One home match remains for the Cats this season. Get out to Ahearn Fieldhouse on Saturday for senior day and send the Cats out in style against Colorado. First serve is at 7:30 p.m.
Although I had figured this would be a fairly difficult season for the men's golf team, they have played pretty well thus far. The Links Cats posted three top-three team finishes this fall, at the home Jim Colbert Intercollegiate and on the road at New Mexico State and Pacific.
The team finish at Pacific was especially impressive, as Joe Ida and Robert Streb tied for third at 13-under par (203 total). As a team, the Cats finished just two shots behind Charlotte, who is currently rated the No. 3 in the country. After completion of the fall season, the Cats are ranked No. 68 in the nation, and if they can continue the momentum of this fall, could make a push for an NCAA Regional appearance this spring. The Cats are the fifth-highest rated Big 12 team, trailing Texas, Baylor, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State.
Full fall results can be seen here.
Outside of one tournament, K-State's women's golf team had an impressive fall campaign. In five tournaments, the Cats finished third or better four times. The only exception was an anomylous 16th place showing (18 teams) at the Denver Ron Moore Intercollegiate.
The women posted top-five individual finishes at each tournament except Denver, with Michelle Regan finishing the fall stretch strong, placing tied for first in Boise and second in Kiawah Island, S.C. Kali Quick finished third in Lincoln, Neb., and at the home invite. All fall results can be seen here.
After the fall season, the women rank No. 57, and are also in position to make a push for an NCAA Regional this spring.
K-State saw a tough season end at the Midwest Regionals, as the men finished 17th and the women 11th. Not a lot of analysis here from me, despite my background in this sport. Full season results can be seen here.
That's a very, very short rundown of what's been going on in Manhattan this fall. Keep up with the Cats at K-StateSports.com.
Stay tuned for a Q&A with Rock M Nation later this week.