Kansas State jumped up to No. 18 in this week's AP Top 25 poll, as their 75-59 beatdown on the previously unbeaten Missouri Tigers could've exploited a fatal weakness in Frank Haith's basketball team.
The Tigers relatively small, and things might get even tougher in conference play after a somewhat suspect non-conference schedule.
Kansas State is a difficult place to play and the Wildcats, despite getting smacked by Kansas in Lawrence earlier in the week, are a fringe Top 25 team. The Wildcats crushed Missouri in the paint.
Remember, Missouri has just one legitimate big man in Ricardo Ratliffe. Virtually no depth on the frontcourt.
K-State exploited its size advantage - and if Mizzou thought the Wildcats were big, strong and long, just wait until they see Kansas and Baylor.
Here are the updated rankings for each area team and upcoming games for Missouri, Kansas and Kansas State this week.
No. 9, Missouri Tigers: 14-1, previously ranked No. 7
Last Week: Def Oklahoma 87-49 (1/3), Lost to Kansas State 75-59 (1/7)
This Week: 1/11 at Iowa State (12-3), 1/14 vs. Texas (11-4)
No. 10, Kansas Jayhawks: 12-3, previously ranked No. 14
Last Week: Def Kansas State 67-49 (1/4), Def Oklahoma 72-61 (1/7)
This Week: 1/11 at Texas Tech (7-7), 1/14 vs. Iowa State (12-3)
No. 18, Kansas State Wildcats: 12-2, previously ranked No. 23
Last Week: Lost to Kansas 67-49 (1/4), Def Missouri 75-59 (1/7)
This Week: 1/10 vs. Baylor (15-0), 1/14 at Oklahoma (10-4)