KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports
10:37 PM CDT, October 14, 2012
Following its hard-fought 27-21 victory Saturday at No. 25 Iowa State to move to 6-0, Kansas State was ranked fourth in the initial BCS Standings released Sunday night on ESPN.
The No. 4 ranking was the highest for the Wildcats (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) in an opening BCS poll, while it was the highest overall since sitting in third place for five-straight weeks to end the 1998 season. Earlier Sunday, Kansas State was slotted No. 3 in the USA Today Sports Coaches' Poll and No. 4 in the Associated Press Top 25.
Kansas State, one of 10 unbeaten teams in the BCS Top 25, was joined by Big 12 members Oklahoma (ninth), West Virginia (13th), Texas Tech (17th), TCU (23rd), Iowa State (24th) and Texas (25th) in the first poll of 2012.
The Wildcats will travel to Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday to take on the Mountaineers in FOX's College Football Game of the Week.
Alabama and Florida are at the top of the season's first BCS standings, making another all-SEC top two, with Oregon and Kansas State close behind the Gators.
The Crimson Tide in first was no surprise. Alabama is an overwhelming No. 1 in both polls used in the BCS formula.
Florida in second was less anticipated. The Gators are No. 3 in the polls, but rated best by the computer rankings That gave them a slight edge over Oregon and Kansas State when the numbers were crunched. Florida's BCS average is .9092. Oregon's is .8993 and Kansas State's is .8963.
Notre Dame is fifth and not too far back at .8774.
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