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SLATE: If it weren’t for the Big Ten and Pac-12, Kansas State would be ranked again

Poll shenanigans, golf hijinx, and a birthday

Hmm. Why is Tyler Lockett pictured?
Hmm. Why is Tyler Lockett pictured?
Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

It’s been a heck of a weekend for Kansas State, but there’s not a lot new to report on this chilly Monday morning. But “not a lot” is not “nothing”, so away we go.

At the Eagle, Kellis Robinett sums up Skylar Thompson‘s post-game comments and also points out that no other quarterback in K-State history has three wins over top-10 opponents. Seriously, he’s the first.

K-State returned to the Also Receiving Votes cohort in yesterday’s polls, checking in at pseudo-30th in the AP poll and 29th in the coaches’ poll. However, there were 11 AP poll voters who are declining to rank the Big Ten and Pac-12 until they take the field. Among those 11 voters, K-State was #22. That was absolutely aided by Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman, who planted the Wildcats on his ballot at #11. The Oklahoman’s Ryan Aber wasn’t as generous, giving the Cats the #25 spot as did the Star’s Blair Kerkhoff; Stadium’s Brett McMurphy placed K-State at #19.

Eric Bailey at the Tulsa World explains how Oklahoma, all by themselves, lost on Saturday.


The women were in action down in Norman at the Schooner Fall Classic, at least until high winds suspended play midway through the second round. Reid Isaac, who was on the 13th hole at the time of suspension, is currently tied for second at 3-under and just one stroke behind Texas Tech’s Sofia Garcia. Unfortunately, she’s the only player in the top 20 and as a result K-State sits at 9-over, 18 shots back of Baylor and tied for sixth.

The Wildcat contingent will tee off at 10:45 to complete the second round, followed by the third and final round in the afternoon.


As wildcat00 noted yesterday, it was Chris Klieman’s birthday. Today, another guy wraps up a weekend which saw his alma mater pants Oklahoma, saw him score three touchdowns himself last night, and now gets to celebrate all that and his own birthday today: Happy 28th, Tyler Lockett!