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Kansas State also lands at #25 in the Week 5 AP Poll

As before, so again. K-State remains ranked in the writer's poll too.

Hey, look who got a vote!
Hey, look who got a vote!
Ed Zurga

Second verse, same as the first, as the Wildcats also slid to the bottom of the AP Poll released this afternoon.

In contrast to the coaches' poll, however, there's a good cushion between K-State and the last team out (Duke), and a mere single vote separates the 'Cats from #24 Oklahoma State.

As with the coaches' poll, the big winners were Mississippi State and East Carolina; the losers were LSU, Clemson, and Missouri. The patterns were similar for all five teams, though Clanga's rise in the AP was a whopping 13 places and LSU's fall only 9.

Only one new team received votes this week: Indiana, which landed in 25th place on the ballot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Doug Lesmierises. Kyle Ringo of the Boulder Daily Camera has the Wildcats 14th on his ballot, highest of all voters; Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesmen has K-State 15th, Seth Emerson of the Macon Telegraph 16th, and Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is among those who have them at 19th. Kellis Robinett placed the 'Cats 20th, as did Tommy Deas of the Tuscaloosa News. Everyone else who had the Wildcats on their ballot had them between 21-25, but K-State was left off the following writers' ballots entirely:

  • Bob Asmussen (Champaign News-Gazette)
  • Brent Axe (Syracuse Post-Standard)
  • Steve Batterson (Quad City Times)
  • Nick Baumgardner (Grand Rapids Press)
  • Daniel Berk (Arizona Daily Star)
  • Chadd Cripe (Idaho Statesman)
  • Doug Doughty (Roanoke Times)
  • Garland Gillen (FOX 8, New Orleans)
  • Tim Griffin (San Antonio Express-News)
  • Harold Gutmann (Herald-Sun of Durham)
  • Eric Hansen (South Bend Tribune)
  • Donald Heath (Savannah News)
  • Gary Horowitz (Salem OR Statesman-Journal)
  • Ed Johnson (Albuquerque Journal)
  • Adam Jude (Seattle Times)
  • Joey Knight (Tampa Bay Times)
  • Doug Lesmerises
  • Iliana Limon (Orlando Sentinel)
  • Rob Long (WJFK, Washington DC)
  • Chuck McGill (Charleston Daily)
  • Scott Nulph (Laramie Boomerang)
  • Bill Rabinowitz (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Nate Sandell (KSTP-AM, Twin Cities)
  • Keith Sargent (Newark Star-Ledger)
  • John Silver (Manchester CT Journal Inquirer)
  • Gary Smits (Florida Times-Union)
  • Mike Sorensen (Deseret News)
  • Adam Sparks (The Tennesseean)
  • Scott Wolf (Los Angeles Daily News)
  • Larry Vaught (Danville Advocate-Messenger)
  • Adam Zucker (CBS)

And now, the September 21 AP poll:

RANK TEAM POINTS FIRST LW DELTA
1 Florida State Seminoles 1439 34 1 0
2 Oregon Ducks 1400 12 2 0
3 Alabama Crimson Tide 1377 6 3 0
4 Oklahoma Sooners 1343 4 4 0
5 Auburn Tigers 1268 0 5 0
6 Texas A&M Aggies 1232 4 6 0
7 Baylor Bears 1143 0 7 0
8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 967 0 9 +1
9 Michigan State Spartans 905 0 11 +2
10 Mississippi Rebels 889 0 10 0
11 UCLA Bruins 806 0 12 +1
12 Georgia Bulldogs 789 0 13 +1
13 South Carolina Gamecocks 764 0 14 +1
14 Mississippi State Bulldogs 706 0 27 +13
15 Arizona State Sun Devils 702 0 15 0
16 Stanford Cardinal 564 0 16 0
17 Louisiana State Tigers 541 0 8 -9
18 Southern California Trojans 459 0 17 -1
19 Wisconsin Badgers 451 0 19 0
20 Brigham Young Cougars 376 0 21 +1
21 Nebraska Cornhuskers 296 0 24 +3
22 Ohio State Buckeyes 196 0 23 +1
23 East Carolina Pirates 180 0 31 +8
24 Oklahoma State Cowboys 132 0 25 +1
25 Kansas State Wildcats 131 0 25 -5
ALSO RECEIVING VOTES

Duke 86; Penn State 81; Clemson 48; Texas Christian 35; Marshall 33; Utah 31; Washington 30;
Georgia Tech 22; Boston College 19; West Virginia 15; Cincinnati 11; Arizona 9; Arkansas 9;
Missouri 5; Oregon State 5; North Dakota State 3; Indiana 1; Pittsburgh 1.