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Kansas State Moves up to #9 in AP and Coaches Polls

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The Wildcats were rewarded for not failing last night with a two-place bump in both polls.

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It's Sunday afternoon, and we all know what that means. Time to see who got ranked where by the AP poll and Amway-USA Today Coaches poll, even though they doesn't matter at all now -- other than possibly as an indication of what the Playoff Committee will present Tuesday night.

Kansas State has moved up two places in both polls, as well as in the Massey Rating system (which we'll now also offer up for your edification). Their gain is, in the case of the polls, at the expense of Mississippi and Georgia; in the Massey Ratings, it comes at the expense of Georgia and LSU, who maintained their position while being jumped by the 'Cats.

The version of the Massey Ratings we're using is the one which includes all Division I teams, enabling us to properly locate North Dakota State, who you'll see is at #29. Ignore them, and you can move all teams below #28 on the table up a notch.

Below, the rankings, presented in splendiferous sortable form -- with pretty colors that save us having to tell you things you can quite plainly see for yourselves! Note that the deltas for teams which did not receive votes don't reflect the "actual" deltas, because that would be silly. How can you drop two spots if you didn't receive votes last week or this week? Exactly. We've included as many teams in the Massey Ratings as appeared in each poll, even if the teams at the bottom end didn't receive any votes this week or last week; that's to compare against the few teams which got votes despite having sub-50 ratings in Massey's system (lookin' at you, Cincinnati and East Carolina).

TEAM AP
RANK
AP
POINTS
AP
FIRST
AP
LW
AP
DELTA
CP
RANK
CP
POINTS
CP
FIRST
CP
LW
CP
DELTA
MASSEY
RANK
MASSEY
DELTA
Mississippi State 1 1484 45 1 0 1 1526 40 1 0 3 0
Florida State 2 1452 15 2 0 2 1501 22 2 0 4 +1
Auburn 3 1345 0 4 +1 3 1355 0 4 +1 1 +3
Alabama 4 1281 0 3 -1 4 1349 0 3 -1 2 -1
Oregon 5 1275 0 5 0 5 1289 0 6 +1 6 +1
Texas Christian 6 1148 0 10 +4 7 1150 0 10 +3 9 +1
Michigan State 7 1120 0 8 +1 6 1241 0 5 -1 11 0
Notre Dame 8 1096 0 6 -2 8 1121 7 7 -1 16 -1
Kansas State 9 1049 0 11 +2 9 1087 0 11 +2 7 +2
Baylor 10 961 0 12 +2 10 957 0 12 +2 12 +2
Arizona State 11 831 0 15 +4 12 854 0 14 +2 13 0
Mississippi 12 828 0 7 -5 13 793 0 9 -4 5 -3
Ohio State 13 780 0 13 0 11 901 0 13 +2 19 +2
Louisiana State 14 717 0 16 +2 15 636 0 17 +2 8 0
Nebraska 15 680 0 17 +2 14 766 0 16 +2 17 0
Oklahoma 16 574 0 19 +3 16 601 0 20 +4 10 +2
Georgia 17 465 0 9 -8 17 508 0 8 -9 14 -8
UCLA 18 464 0 25 +7 18 438 0 25 +7 15 +7
Clemson 19 341 0 22 +3 19 394 0 21 +2 18 -2
Utah 20 327 0 18 -2 22 253 0 18 -4 26 -2
Arizona 21 325 0 14 -7 21 307 0 15 -6 24 -4
Duke 22 288 0 24 +2 20 320 0 24 +4 31 +2
Marshall 23 238 0 23 0 22 253 0 23 +1 32 -5
West Virginia 24 159 0 20 -4 25 130 0 22 -3 20 -1
Wisconsin 25 83 0 28 +3 24 146 0 26 +2 28 +6
Colorado State 26 67 0 29 +3 27 81 0 27 0 37 +2
Missouri 29 272 0 31 +9 26 82 0 29 +3 21 +2
Georgia Tech 28 272 0 31 +9 28 32 0 30 +2 33 +2
Southern Cal 27 356 0 27 +2 29 31 0 32 +3 22 +3
Minnesota 35 0 0 33 0 30 19 0 29 -1 47 0
Iowa 35 0 0 33 0 31 12 0 36 +4 41 +4
Louisville 30 7 0 30 0 32 7 0 34 +2 34 -6
Boise State 35 0 0 33 0 33 5 0 33 0 40 +3
Cincinnati 35 0 0 33 0 34 2 0 36 +1 61 +11
East Carolina 35 0 0 21 -14 34 2 0 19 -15 54 -18
Miami (FL) 35 0 0 33 0 36 1 0 36 0 27 +4
Texas A&M 34 1 0 33 -1 38 0 0 35 -3 23 -5
Florida 34 1 0 33 +1 38 0 0 36 0 25 +13
North Dakota State 31 4 0 32 -1 38 0 0 36 0 29 0
Stanford 34 4 0 29 -5 38 0 0 31 -7 30 -4
Tennessee 35 0 0 33 0 38 0 0 36 0 35 +6
Arkansas 35 0 0 33 0 38 0 0 36 0 36 -4
South Carolina 35 0 0 33 0 38 0 0 36 0 38 -8
Oklahoma State 35 0 0 33 -2 38 0 0 36 0 44 -7


So, what do you think? Anything ridiculous jump out at you? And while no rating system is perfect, Massey's usually one of the most reasonable when compared to common sense. How do you feel about the SEC's dominance there (as well as the Big 12's strong showing, with four of the top 12 teams in the nation)?