Greg Woods got us started yesterday with the news that both the Women’s and Men’s Basketball team are ranked in the latest AP basketball poll.
Gracey Terrill followed that story with the news that Reggie Walker earned Freshman All-American honors.
The Wildcats have won a total of 4 road games over the past 3 season. That’s it. 4. With a brand spanking new 25th place ranking in the AP, the Wildcats will need to play much better on the road if they hope to maintain their status in the AP poll. (Ken Corbitt, Capital Journal)
The road tests begin tonight as the 25th ranked Wildcats travel to the plains of Texas to take on Texas Tech who just toppled the 7th ranked Mountaineers. (FoxSports.com)
The Wildcats have a great chance to make a huge splash prior to next weeks sunflower showdown, as the number 1 ranked Baylor Bears will travel to the Octagon of Doom on Saturday. (Tim Bisel, Capital Journal)
Maybe the biggest factor in Kansas State pulling off a sweep this week will be the play of sophomore forward Dean Wade. Wade has been playing his best basketball of late scoring 18 points against Texas, 20 against Kansas, and 12 against Oklahoma. That high level of play will need to continue if the ‘Cats hope to compete for the top half of the Big 12. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)
The men’s team isn’t the only team ranked this week, as the Women’s team hung onto their 25th ranked position. Should the Wildcats beat KU at home and OSU on the road this week, it’s likely the ‘Cats will improve their ranking. (Staff Reports, Capital Journal)
Technically the Wildcats finished the 2016 season unranked, however they finished with the most “receiving votes” in the final AP poll meaning unofficially they are 26th. Hopefully this will serve as the DISRESPECT Wildcats crave heading into next season. (AP Poll)
They’ll need to feast on that DISRESPECT, because the “Way to early 2017 Poll” provided a TON of respect to the Wildcats, ranking them 17th and ahead of teams like Louisville and Florida. (Mark Schlabach, ESPN.com)