MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State earned its highest-ever BCS ranking Sunday night as the Wildcats checked in at No. 2 in the latest standings announced on ESPN.
K-State, which was fourth in the initial poll this season, tied its previous best ranking last week by checking in at No. 3 before moving up one spot on Sunday. The Wildcats were also ranked third in the BCS standings five-straight weeks to end the 1998 season. Earlier Sunday, Kansas State was slotted No. 3 in the both the USA Today Sports Coaches’ Poll and Associated Press Top 25.
Kansas State is one of five unbeaten teams and one of six Big 12 members in the newest BCS Top 25 as the Wildcats were joined by Oklahoma (12th), Texas Tech (18th), West Virginia (21st), Texas (23rd) and Oklahoma State (24th). The Big 12 has had at least 50 percent of its teams ranked each week in the BCS standings.
The Wildcats will face their fourth-straight ranked opponent on Saturday as K-State takes on the 24th-ranked Cowboys in a nationally-televised game on ABC. The sold-out contest at Bill Snyder Family Stadium is set for a 7 p.m., kickoff and can also be heard on the K-State Sports Network.