The Kansas State Wildcats are undefeated but the latest NCAA basketball rankings have penalized them. After ranking third in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' poll in week one, K-State now sits at No. 4. The Wildcats were leapfrogged by the Ohio State Buckeyes, who were No. 5 last week.
The Wildcats went 2-0 on the week including an impressive 16-point victory over then-No. 24 Virginia Tech in a game that saw Kansas State go with a limited Jacob Pullen (foul trouble) and no Curtis Kelly. K-State also had a nine point victory over Presbyterian last week. Ohio State made the leap with an 18-point victory over Florida and a 40-point victory over UNC Wilmington.
The Kansas Jayhawks were No. 6 in the USA Today Coaches' poll last week and they remain there this week. The Jayhawks week included a 35-point victory over Valparaiso and a 33-point victory over North Texas.
The Missouri Tigers were ranked No. 14 in the USA Today Coaches' poll last week and they hop up two spots to No. 12 this week. Mizzou squeaked by Western Illinois, 66-61, this week and dominated North Florida, 96-58.
Kansas State is playing in the CBE Classic this week so their ranking will more than likely change next week. They've got No. 18 Gonzaga on Monday evening and then either Marquette or No. 1 Duke on Tuesday. So someone in the top five will see some movement.