It’s a very, very slow Monday here at World Headquarters, so we’ll make today’s Slate short and sweet and let you reprobates get on with having a random-stuff-welcome Monday open thread right from the jump.
Yesterday, your benevolent despot recapped week 3 around the nation and you’re going to be stunned when you discover which conference sits behind the SEC and Big 10 in the pecking order so far this year. Meanwhile, despot emeritus Tau Beta asked himself if a ranked team should automatically expect to beat North Dakota State. (Spoiler: LOL NO.)
K-State was ignored in the AP poll yesterday (which means K-State got 74 fewer votes than the Bison), but we got our revenge in the coaches poll because the Bison aren’t allowed there. The ‘Cats received four votes from the coaches, which is twice as many as undefeated Army. So we’ve got that going for us. The big winner yesterday was, as you’d expect, Louisville; the Cardinals leapt to number 3 in the media poll, number 4 in the coaches’.
One party which wasn’t impressed: ESPN’s Max Olson, who left K-State at 7th in his Big 12 power rankings.
Unfortunately left out of yesterday’s Slate: K-State volleyball (11-2) extended their winning streak to nine, taking down Southern Mississippi (11-4) in four sets to sweep the Arkansas Invitational. Bryna Vogel was named tournament MVP, and Katie Brand joined her on the all-tournament team. The 25th-ranked Cats should edge up another few places this week, but now things get serious as conference play begins Wednesday with Iowa State visiting Ahearn. The Cyclones are unranked, but they are receiving votes in the AVCA poll.
That’s it, kids. Go play, but use your inside voices and no fighting. Or else.