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Kansas State 39th in AP Poll, 30th in Coaches... 21st in Computers

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No, there's nothing screwy going on here or anything.

We prefer this number to the other two.
We prefer this number to the other two.
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The new polls are out, and once again Ohio State sits atop both the AP Poll and the Amway/USA Today Coaches Poll -- although they're starting to lose support at the top after this week's desultory effort against Northern Illinois. Kansas State received 8 points in the AP Poll -- 480 fewer than Arizona, who we'll remind you struggled to beat UTSA at home a week before K-State demolished the Roadrunners on the road -- and 47 in the coaches' poll, 558 fewer than the other Wildcats.

But the computer rankings tell a vastly different story. Every team ranked in the top 25 of the composite computer ranking as complied by Ken Massey, with three exceptions, is ranked in the top 25 of both polls. The exceptions:

  • West Virginia, ranked 24th in the computers, 27th in the AP, and 26th in the coaches' poll. Obviously, that's not out of line.
  • Mississippi State, ranked 25th in the computers, 26th in the AP, and 31st in the coaches' poll. The coaches are a bit screwy here, but at least the writers are on point.
  • Kansas State, ranked 21st in the computers, but somehow 39th in the AP and 30th in the coaches' poll. Only one other team suffers a similar snub from the human voters this week: Florida, ranked 27th by the computers, 40th in the AP, and 34th in the coaches' poll.

Meanwhile, several teams are grossly overrated by the filthy Hu-Mans. California, Toledo, and Houston have done nothing to impress the transistors, but all received heavy support from the writers. To the coaches' credit, none of the three cracked the top 35, but then the coaches also still have Auburn 25th, so...

We'll analyze things further tomorrow when we Unbox the Polls. For now, here's the rankings, sorted by AP and including both the coaches poll and computer composite. All teams which received votes in either poll this week or last, or finished in the top 40 of the computer composite this week or last, are included.

AP COACHES COMPUTER
TEAM RK 1ST PTS LW CHG RK 1ST PTS LW CHG RK LW CHG
Ohio State 1 42 1490 1 1 61 1594 1 1 1
Michigan State 2 1415 4 2 3 3 1477 4 1 5 5
Texas Christian 3 7 1345 3 2 1482 3 1 6 3 -3
Mississippi 3 11 1345 15 12 5 1291 11 6 2 7 5
Baylor 5 1213 5 4 1364 5 1 9 6 -3
Notre Dame 6 1183 8 2 8 1109 10 2 11 17 6
Georgia 7 1162 7 6 1281 8 2 4 4
Louisiana State 8 1 1088 13 5 9 1085 14 5 8 13 5
Cal-Los Angeles 9 981 10 1 11 968 12 1 10 11 1
Florida State 10 953 9 -1 7 1119 6 -1 7 8 1
Clemson 11 903 11 10 1022 9 -1 12 12
Alabama 12 882 2 -10 12 886 2 -10 3 2 -1
Oregon 13 855 12 -1 13 855 13 15 14 -1
Texas A&M 14 798 17 3 15 745 18 3 14 16 2
Oklahoma 15 782 16 1 14 790 17 3 13 15 2
Arizona 16 488 20 "4 16 605 19 "3 22 26 "4
Northwestern 17 469 23 6 19 347 24 5 23 38 15
Utah 18 439 21 3 17 501 21 4 20 23 3
Southern California 19 367 6 -13 18 461 7 -11 18 9 -9
Georgia Tech 20 352 14 -6 20 338 16 -4 16 10 -6
Stanford 21 288 41 20 24 133 51 27 17 28 11
Brigham Young 22 174 19 -3 27 74 22 -5 28 24 -4
Wisconsin 22 174 24 2 21 274 23 2 19 18 -1
Oklahoma State 24 149 25 1 22 242 25 3 30 35 5
Missouri 25 135 22 -3 23 234 20 -3 26 22 -4
Mississippi State 26 52 28 2 31 46 29 -2 25 25
West Virginia 27 48 27 26 75 26 24 21 -3
Tennessee 28 45 29 1 29 49 27 -2 29 27 -2
California 29 38 39 10 35 20 40 5 40 43 3
Toledo 30 36 30 45 2 40 -5 44 41 -3
Arizona State 31 25 32 1 33 31 29 -4 37 37
Houston 32 22 33 1 42 4 46 4 52 51 -1
Auburn 33 20 18 -15 25 79 15 -10 33 19 -14
Temple 33 20 26 -7 36 15 31 -5 45 45
Texas Tech 33 20 46 13 32 36 48 16 39 54 15
Boise State 36 17 33 -3 39 8 33 -6 31 31
Miami (FL) 37 13 41 4 28 58 32 4 34 39 5
Iowa 38 10 39 1 38 13 42 4 38 44 6
Kansas State 39 8 31 -8 30 47 28 -2 21 20 -1
Florida 40 7 36 -4 34 24 36 2 27 30 3
North Carolina State 41 5 35 -6 36 15 34 -2 35 42 7
Minnesota 42 4 37 -5 41 6 36 -5 49 36 -13
Virginia Tech 42 4 43 1 42 4 51 9 36 40 4
Memphis 44 1 46 2 39 8 34 -5 32 32
Arkansas 38 -7 47 44 -3 47 29 -18
Western Kentucky 43 -2 47 48 1 60 52 -8
Duke 47 30 -17 46 34 -12
Northern Illinois 44 3 51 7 54 65 11
Boston College 46 1 51 5 62 53 -9
Nebraska 43 33 -10