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Kansas State remains ranked in coaches poll, but falls to #25

The loss to Auburn hurt, but not enough to push the 'Cats off the ledge.

Hail CLANGA, this week's conquering heroes.
Hail CLANGA, this week's conquering heroes.
Wesley Hitt

It's that time of Sunday when we find out what the coaches thought of the weekend's action. K-State suffered for their narrow defeat at home to #5 Auburn, but managed to avoid sliding off the precipice as they hang on to the #25 slot in the poll. Their lead over Oklahoma State, however, is narrow.

The big winners with the coaches were Mississippi State, leaping 11 spots after their upset win in Baton Rouge last night, and East Carolina, who jumped 9 places following yesterday's utter destruction of North Carolina. The third unranked team to join the party was Duke, who didn't exactly do much to deserve it other than making it to 4-0 (not that this is a bad thing).

Falling: Missouri, Clemson, and North Carolina all tumbled out -- North Carolina receiving no votes at all, the equivalent of falling 20 places -- while LSU slid 10 spots. Missouri's fall was an 18-floor descent; Clemson only fell four places. K-State's fall was the sixth-largest of the week, with Florida and Virginia Tech also taking large tumbles from "also receiving votes" to "not".

The poll is back to its full complement of 62 coaches. The missing ballot last week was not, as I erroneously assumed, missing due to June Jones' resignation; it was just a missing ballot.

And on that note: your coaches' poll for September 21:

RANK TEAM POINTS FIRST LW DELTA
1 Florida State Seminoles 1494 36 1 0
2 Alabama Crimson Tide 1466 11 2 0
3 Oklahoma Sooners 1425 12 4 +1
4 Oregon Ducks 1403 3 3 -1
5 Auburn Tigers 1316 0 5 0
6 Baylor Bears 1213 0 6 0
7 Texas A&M Aggies 1197 0 7 0
8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1022 0 9 +1
9 Michigan State Spartans 920 0 11 +2
10 UCLA Bruins 899 0 10 0
11 Mississippi Rebels 875 0 12 +1
12 Arizona State Sun Devils 792 0 13 +1
13 Georgia Bulldogs 768 0 14 +1
14 Stanford Cardinal 657 0 15 +1
15 South Carolina Gamecocks 630 0 16 +1
16 Mississippi State Bulldogs 523 0 27 +11
17 Wisconsin Badgers 518 0 17 0
18 Louisiana State Tigers 514 0 8 -10
19 Nebraska Cornhuskers 433 0 22 +3
20 Ohio State Buckeyes 407 0 20 0
21 Brigham Young Cougars 381 0 23 +2
22 Southern California Trojans 309 0 21 -1
23 Duke Blue Devils 155 0 26 +3
24 East Carolina Pirates 153 0 33 +9
25 Kansas State Wildcats 128 0 20 -5
ALSO RECEIVING VOTES

Oklahoma State 110; Penn State 67; Clemson 63; Washington 62; Arizona 45;
Texas Christian 44; Marshall 31; Georgia Tech 27; Oregon State 20; Arkansas 17;
Cincinnati 13; Missouri 13; Utah 8; North Carolina State 7; Boston College 7;
Louisville 6; Boise State 5; Memphis 3; West Virginia 3; Iowa 1.