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Kansas State moves up to 12 in AP poll, 11 in Coaches poll

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A couple of wins may be all it takes to secure a big bowl payday.

Well, K-State doesn't have a #11 anyway.
Well, K-State doesn't have a #11 anyway.
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Kansas State didn't quite slide back into the top ten, but they came close as today's AP poll and USA Today/Amway Coaches poll were announced. The Wildcats move up one spot, to #12, in the AP and two spots, to #11, in the coaches poll. In the AP, the difference between K-State and #11 UCLA is a mere 8 points; K-State's lead over UCLA in the coaches poll is only 18. May as well be a tie.

Georgia Tech, Wisconsin, and Utah were the big upwardly-mobile winners this week, each rising seven places in the coaches poll. Notre Dame and Clemson were the big losers. The Irish fell 11 spots in the AP and 10 in the coaches, while Clemson dove 9 in the AP and 10 in the coaches; both are now unranked.  Also falling out of both polls was LSU, taking an 8-place fall in the coaches poll and 10 in the AP. Nebraska suffered the same slide as LSU, but remains ranked because they had further to fall.

Returning to the AP poll are Missouri, USC, and -- after their long and miserable absence, they've finally regained respectability as a program -- Oklahoma. Missouri, Southern Cal, and Utah return to the coaches poll. The only team to receive votes this week which had not done so previously this season is Northern Illinois, who pocked up a couple of points in the coaches poll.

As is custom, we include the computer composite rankings as compiled by Kenneth Massey. This week, they're based on the 58 rankings which had been collated at the time of this post. Five teams who received top-25 votes this week or last are not in the computer top 40; four teams within the computer top 40 received no votes this week.

TEAM AP
RANK
AP
POINTS
AP
FIRST
AP
LW
AP
DELTA
CP
RANK
CP
POINTS
CP
FIRST
CP
LW
CP
DELTA
COMP
COMP
COMP
DELTA
Florida State 1 1476 43 2 +1 1 1518 39 2 +1 6 +1
Alabama 2 1439 16 4 +2 2 1494 17 3 +1 1 0
Oregon 3 1385 1 3 0 3 1434 6 4 +1 2 +3
Mississippi State 4 1289 0 1 -3 4 1296 0 1 -3 4 -2
Texas Christian 5 1237 0 5 0 5 1279 0 5 0 5 +1
Baylor 6 1232 0 6 0 6 1272 0 6 0 7 +1
Ohio State 7 1167 0 8 +1 7 1228 0 7 0 8 +1
Mississippi 8 1064 0 10 +2 8 1041 0 10 +2 3 0
Georgia 9 948 0 16 +7 10 981 0 14 +4 9 +1
Michigan State 10 941 0 12 +2 9 1030 0 12 +3 12 +4
UCLA 11 876 0 14 +3 12 862 0 15 +3 11 +2
Kansas State 12 868 0 13 +1 11 890 0 13 +2 13 0
Arizona State 13 720 0 7 -6 14 721 0 8 -6 16 -5
Wisconsin 14 707 0 22 +8 15 715 0 22 +7 14 +7
Arizona 15 695 0 17 +2 13 726 0 18 +5 21 +2
Auburn 16 531 0 9 -7 17 508 0 9 -8 10 -6
Georgia Tech 17 523 0 24 +7 16 511 0 23 +7 18 +6
Marshall 18 383 0 21 +3 18 427 0 21 +3 17 +3
Missouri 19 376 0 28 +9 20 406 0 26 +6 22 +5
Utah 20 349 0 25 +5 21 286 0 28 +7 24 +5
Nebraska 21 291 0 11 -10 19 409 0 11 -8 19 -5
Colorado State 22 281 0 23 +1 23 259 0 25 +2 30 +4
Oklahoma 23 206 0 26 +3 22 265 0 24 +2 15 +2
Southern Cal 24 195 0 29 +5 24 132 0 29 +5 23 +2
Duke 25 85 0 19 -6 25 130 0 19 -6 33 +1
Notre Dame 26 74 0 15 -11 26 118 0 16 -10 29 -11
Clemson 27 52 0 18 -9 27 69 0 17 -10 25 -6
Boise State 28 29 0 34 +6 29 32 0 32 +3 28 +4
Louisville 28 29 0 31 +3 31 19 0 31 0 31 -1
Louisiana State 30 26 0 20 -10 28 43 0 20 -8 20 -8
Minnesota 31 10 0 30 -1 30 29 0 27 -3 36 +1
West Virginia 32 8 0 32 0 39 1 0 38 -1 32 +1
Miami (FL) 33 3 0 34 +1 33 6 0 34 +2 27 -4
Texas A&M 33 3 0 34 +1 35 3 0 30 -5 26 -4
Arkansas 35 2 0 36 0 39 1 0 38 -1 34 +3
Stanford 36 0 0 33 -3 37 2 0 33 -4 42 -6
Georgia Southern 36 0 0 34 -2 39 0 0 38 0 63 -11
Texas 36 0 0 36 0 34 5 0 38 +4 38 +5
Iowa 36 0 0 36 0 32 7 0 38 +6 44 +5
Cincinnati 36 0 0 36 0 35 3 0 36 +1 50 +9
Northern Illinois 36 0 0 36 0 37 2 0 38 +1 60 +10
Florida 36 0 0 36 0 39 0 0 38 0 35 -4
Tennessee 36 0 0 36 0 39 0 0 38 0 37 +1
Memphis 36 0 0 36 0 38 0 0 38 0 39 +3
Louisiana Tech 36 0 0 36 0 38 0 0 38 0 40 -1