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Kansas State only slides a spot or two in AP (37) and coaches (30) polls

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No, K-State's not #75.
No, K-State's not #75.
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We're sorry we're so late with this today, but some other things were going on (hi, Big 12 officials!). But the Week Six AP Poll and Amway/USA Today Coaches' Poll have been released, and to what will probably be the shock and astonishment of everyone reading this... Kansas State wasn't really hurt by their loss to Oklahoma State yesterday.

The Wildcats did lose 11 of the 12 points they earned in the media poll last week, but that only resulted in a one-place drop in overall standing (from 36th to a tie for 37th) as a bunch of teams fell completely off everyone's ballot while Kansas State hung on thanks to one individual voter. The coaches also dropped K-State; the Wildcats had 66 points last week, and only 17 today. That was only worth a two-place drop from 28th to 30th.

Where K-State took a hit was in the Massey Composite Ranking, which hashes together all the available computer rankings (50 at this writing). The Wildcats were 24th last week, but slid six places this week to 30th.

The big winners this week: Florida, up 14 spots in the AP and 11 in the coaches' poll, and Arizona State, moving up 11 and 18. Navy also had a 12-spot jump with the coaches, 9 with the media.

Wisconsin took the biggest hit of the week, falling 20 places in both polls, and completely off all ballots in the case of the media. Miami and North Carolina State took 14- and 13-place hits in the coaches poll, but neither received votes last week in the AP anyway. Several other teams -- Mississippi, Georgia, UCLA, Mississippi State, West Virginia, and Arizona -- took 10 point dives in one poll or the other following losses yesterday.

The most amazing thing about today's rankings, however, is when we also mix in the Massey Composite. The top 22 teams in Massey's composite just happen to be the same top 22 teams in the AP poll. They're not in the same order -- not even close, really, as the MCR has Oklahoma at #1 and Michigan State at #17, just as examples -- but that level of overall correlation is still absolutely mind-blowing.

In the interest of time, we'll skip further analysis here and go straight to the rankings. The table is listed in AP order. All teams receiving votes either this week or last week are included, as are all teams in the Massey Composite top 40 either week. In the case of Minnesota and Tennessee, the AP poll delta (and coaches for the Volunteers) listed as zero; those two teams actually gained a place despite falling off the ballot, technically speaking, so we changed them to zero so as not to be completely stupid.

AP COACHES MASSEY
TEAM RK 1ST PTS LW CHG RK 1ST PTS LW CHG RK LW CHG
Ohio State 1 38 1444 1 1 50 1523 1 2 1 -1
Texas Christian 2 5 1371 4 2 2 4 1435 3 1 9 9
Baylor 3 10 1364 5 2 4 5 1408 4 8 10 2
Michigan State 4 1291 2 -2 3 1 1409 2 -1 17 11 -6
Utah 5 7 1254 10 5 7 1 1118 12 5 5 5
Clemson 6 1217 12 6 6 1196 11 5 6 13 7
Louisiana State 7 1212 9 2 5 1 1257 8 3 12 4 -8
Alabama 8 1026 13 5 10 990 13 3 4 6 2
Texas A&M 9 1 1009 14 5 11 983 15 4 3 16 13
Oklahoma 10 976 15 5 9 1009 14 5 1 8 7
Florida 11 935 25 14 12 755 23 11 7 21 14
Florida State 12 922 11 -1 8 1067 9 1 14 14
Northwestern 13 753 16 3 14 707 17 3 10 18 8
Mississippi 14 731 3 -11 13 727 5 -8 16 2 -14
Notre Dame 15 721 6 -9 15 674 7 -8 19 12 -7
Stanford 16 617 18 2 18 535 20 2 11 17 6
Southern California 17 498 17 17 540 16 -1 15 20 5
Michigan 18 452 22 4 21 322 26 5 13 19 6
Georgia 19 441 8 -11 16 562 6 -10 22 7 -15
Cal-Los Angeles 20 415 7 -13 20 401 10 -10 20 3 -17
Oklahoma State 21 332 20 -1 19 519 19 21 25 4
Iowa 22 254 30 8 23 243 32 9 18 28 10
California 23 233 24 1 22 311 24 2 29 27 -2
Toledo 24 87 26 2 29 24 37 8 25 32 7
Boise State 25 65 29 4 24 100 31 7 26 29 3
Oregon 26 39 27 1 26 64 24 -2 42 43 1
Duke 27 31 33 6 27 59 32 5 28 31 3
Houston 27 31 32 5 35 11 42 7 27 38 11
Temple 29 23 34 5 31 16 36 5 32 39 7
Memphis 30 19 37 7 25 68 34 9 33 34 1
Navy 30 19 39 9 34 12 46 12 24 35 11
Arizona State 32 15 43 11 31 16 49 18 36 63 27
Mississippi State 33 11 21 -12 33 14 22 -11 31 23 -8
West Virginia 34 8 23 -11 28 31 21 -7 23 15 -8
Texas Tech 35 4 31 -4 43 35 -8 46 37 -9
Brigham Young 36 3 40 4 43 46 3 35 36 1
Kansas State 37 1 36 -1 30 17 28 -2 30 24 -6
Missouri 37 1 43 6 38 4 39 1 39 52 13
Kentucky 36 6 43 7 41 42 1
Arizona 28 -11 37 5 27 -10 59 41 -18
Wisconsin 19 -20 38 4 18 -20 34 22 -12
North Carolina 38 4 49 11 38 44 6
Indiana 41 2 44 3 48 45 -3
Illinois 41 2 46 5 51 58 7
Miami (FL) 35 -4 29 -14 52 30 -22
North Carolina State 38 -1 30 -13 43 26 -17
Minnesota 40 39 -4 53 48 -5
Tennessee 42 44 44 33 -11
Georgia Tech 39 -4 54 40 -14
Auburn 38 -5 50 47 -3
Pittsburgh 37 51 14
Western Kentucky 40 50 10