NCAA Football Rankings, Week 9: Kansas State stays near top of Coaches Poll

Justin K. Aller

With a statement win over West Virginia in the books, the Kansas State Wildcats are now No. 4 in the Coaches Poll. They switched places with Florida, who moved up one by crushing South Carolina.

Kansas State needed to win this weekend in Morgantown to stay atop the Big 12 standings and near the forefront of the National Championship picture. They did just that and more, going into West Virginia and beating the Mountaineers, 55-14.

With the win, the Wildcats are now 7-0 and are ranked at No. 4 in the newest USA Today Coaches Poll. They actually dropped a spot from last week because Florida, who now holds No. 3, beat South Carolina by 33.

Both the Gators and Wildcats are 7-0. They join Alabama (No. 1), Oregon (No. 2) and Notre Dame (No. 5) as the top five teams in the nation, all with identical records.

South Carolina took a hit by losing in such convincing fashion. They fell from No. 8 to No. 16.

The Wildcats are just one of six Big 12 teams in this week's Coaches Poll. Oklahoma (No. 7), Texas Tech (No. 17), Texas A&M (No. 21), West Virginia (No. 22) and Texas (No. 24) are the other five. The Longhorns returned to the polls by taking care of Baylor on Saturday.

The complete USA Today Coaches Poll can be found here:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK
1 Alabama 7-0 1475 59 1
2 Oregon 7-0 1403 0 2
3 Florida 7-0 1329 0 4
4 Kansas St. 7-0 1326 0 3
5 Notre Dame 7-0 1221 0 5
6 LSU 7-1 1164 0 6
7 Oklahoma 5-1 1084 0 7
8 USC 6-1 1014 0 9
9 Oregon St. 6-0 974 0 11
10 Florida St. 7-1 948 0 10
11 Georgia 6-1 850 0 12
12 Mississippi St. 7-0 800 0 16
13 Clemson 6-1 788 0 13
14 Louisville 7-0 720 0 14
15 Rutgers 7-0 637 0 17
16 South Carolina 6-2 598 0 8
17 Texas Tech 6-1 571 0 20
18 Boise St. 6-1 407 0 22
19 Stanford 5-2 401 0 23
20 Michigan 5-2 264 0 25
21 Texas A&M 5-2 229 0 19
22 West Virginia 5-2 173 0 15
23 Ohio 7-0 132 0 NR
24 Texas 5-2 109 0 NR
25 Wisconsin 6-2 104 0 NR

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