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K-State 36th in AP, 28th in Coaches Poll, and 18th in Massey Ratings

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Once again, the human beings are dumb.

Sorry, Logan Thompson. We're sticking with 18 today.
Sorry, Logan Thompson. We're sticking with 18 today.
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

This week's AP Poll and Amway-USA Today Coaches Poll have been released, and Kansas State remains outside the wall. The coaches have K-State ranked 28th with 66 points, with only Michigan and Arizona separating them from the California-Oregon tie for 24th at 89 points. The writers, on the other hand, still have K-State buried at 36th, with only 12 points. Those 12 points are courtesy of only three writers: Gary Horowitz of the Salem, Ore. Statesman Journal has the Cats 24th; Keith Sargeant of NJ.com has K-State 21st; and the Reno Gazette-Journal's Chris Murry has the Wildcats 19th.

Michigan was the week's big winner, as they leapt back into the top 25 of both polls after receiving not a single vote in either last week. Disaster befell Georgia Tech, falling from the top 25 to no votes in the AP and only 6 points in the coaches' poll. The coaches still, inexplicably, have Auburn on their radar with 8 points; the most egregious such infraction on the part of the writers is Tennessee, who earned four points but also two points from the coaches. We'll get more into the details in this week's Unboxing.

Normally we include the Massey composite index as the third leg of the triangle, but that's not been compiled yet. So this week, our computer comparison is just the Massey Ratings themselves. Last week, there were two teams whose composite rating was 10 or more points higher than both of the two human polls. This week, there is only one, and we'll give you one guess which team that might be.

AP COACHES MASSEY
TEAM RK 1ST PTS LW CHG RK 1ST PTS LW CHG RK LW CHG
Ohio State 1 45 1482 1 1 61 1593 1 1 1
Michigan State 2 5 1397 2 2 2 1493 3 1 6 6
Mississippi 3 10 1349 3 5 1 1348 5 5 2 -3
Texas Christian 4 1254 3 -1 3 1401 2 -1 7 5 -2
Baylor 5 1196 5 4 1394 4 4 9 5
Notre Dame 6 1163 6 7 1114 8 1 14 12 -2
UCLA 7 1156 9 2 10 1076 11 1 9 13 4
Georgia 8 1147 7 -1 6 1256 6 2 3 1
Louisiana State 9 1075 8 -1 8 1106 9 1 8 7 -1
Utah 10 1 1034 18 8 12 893 17 5 11 24 13
Florida State 11 888 10 -1 9 1088 7 -2 13 11 -2
Clemson 12 853 11 -1 11 971 10 -1 10 10
Alabama 13 850 12 -1 13 867 12 -1 3 4 1
Texas A&M 14 776 14 15 786 15 12 14 2
Oklahoma 15 747 15 14 803 14 15 15
Northwestern 16 566 17 1 17 511 19 2 23 20 -3
USC 17 509 19 2 16 566 18 2 20 27 7
Stanford 18 486 21 3 20 401 24 4 16 16
Wisconsin 19 309 22 3 18 418 21 3 24 26 2
Oklahoma State 20 281 24 4 19 413 22 3 25 32 7
Mississippi State 21 211 26 5 22 145 31 9 17 22 5
Michigan 22 209 45 23 26 84 47 21 26 48 22
West Virginia 23 179 27 4 21 230 26 5 21 21
California 24 149 29 5 24 89 35 11 27 38 11
Florida 25 140 40 15 23 141 34 11 19 23 4
Toledo 26 68 30 4 37 15 45 8 38 43 5
Oregon 27 64 13 -14 24 89 13 -11 22 8 -14
Arizona 28 48 16 -12 27 72 16 -11 39 29 -10
Boise State 29 38 36 7 31 47 39 8 40 47 7
Iowa 30 37 38 8 32 44 38 6 30 31 1
Texas Tech 31 36 33 2 35 22 32 -3 35 35
Houston 32 23 32 42 5 42 44 50 6
Duke 33 18 45 12 32 44 47 15 33 49 16
Temple 34 17 33 -1 36 18 36 56 54 -2
Miami (FL) 35 14 37 2 29 61 28 -1 36 33 -3
Kansas State 36 12 39 3 28 66 30 2 18 18
Memphis 37 11 44 7 34 42 39 5 31 34 3
North Carolina State 38 10 41 3 30 52 36 6 41 46 5
Navy 39 9 45 6 46 1 47 1 51 58 7
Minnesota 40 5 42 2 39 6 41 2 47 45 -2
Brigham Young 40 5 22 -18 46 1 27 -19 43 30 -13
Tennessee 42 4 28 -14 44 2 29 -15 32 28 -4
Auburn 33 -10 38 8 25 -13 28 19 -9
Georgia Tech 20 -23 39 6 20 -19 29 17 -12
Missouri 25 -18 39 6 23 -16 37 25 -12
Kentucky 43 3 47 4 34 42 8
Indiana 44 2 47 3 60 65 5
Illinois 46 1 47 1 69 71 2
Arizona State 33 -14 45 37 -8
Virginia Tech 42 -5 54 36 -18
Arkansas 46 40 -6
Washington 53 39 -14