This past weekend, the Kansas State Wildcats went into Norman, Oklahoma and pulled off an early season upset. The Wildcats ended up beating the Sooners with a final score of 24-19. Collin Klein had a nice game, but did most of his damage with his feet as he had one rushing touchdown and no passing touchdowns.
On Sunday, the weekly rankings came out and the Kansas State Wildcats moved up from #15 to #7 in the nation. Is this too low or is this #7 ranking the right one for KSU?
George: Kansas State should be ranked at six, so I believe the rankings are mostly correct. I like the top five how it is, with Georgia at five. But am not sold on South Carolina. They haven’t been as explosive as Kansas State this year. The Wildcats should be at six. I like Alabama, Oregon, LSU, Florida State and Georgia. The question mark is South Carolina.
Ricky: Rankings are always a hard thing to talk about early in the season. This is mainly because all the good power conference teams play their “cup cake” games and haven’t started the tough conference play yet. The best example of this would be South Carolina and Georgia. So far, neither the Gamecocks or the Bulldogs have played tough enough opponents to show if they “really” belong in the top ten in the nation.
Because of this, I would personally put KSU at #5 in the nation after their win against the Sooners. I believe Kansas State is going to be a top five team this year and they showed it on Saturday. Plus, I think that beating a tough opponent should get you more voting points. Just look at how Bama jumped USC after Week 1 because Bama beat Michigan. The same could be said here with Georgia and South Carolina.
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