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NCAA Football Rankings: Kansas State Rights The Ship, Rise To No. 17 In Coaches Poll

The Kansas State Wildcats epic victory in four overtime periods versus the Texas A&M Aggies puts them at No. 17 in this weeks coaches poll.

The Kansas State Wildcats have shown the resolve and focus needed to win games when they matter, which was evident against a team has shown they don't have the resolve and focus, the Texas A&M Aggies. The Wildcats 53-50 victory in four overtime periods over the Aggies caused this response from ESPN's Big 12 blogger David Ubben:

Kansas State is the exact opposite of Texas A&M. The Wildcats, though? They trailed in the fourth quarter against Eastern Kentucky, Miami, and tonight, and erased a second-half deficit against Texas Tech on the last play of the third quarter. K-State came back to win all of them. The Wildcats are rewarded with a gorgeous 8-2 record for a team picked to finish eighth in the Big 12. This team has guts and makes plays when the game is on the line. The fourth quarter and overtime only further proved that on Saturday.

The Wildcats rise five spots to No. 17 this week, as they begin to prepare for the Texas Longhorns next Saturday night.

Here is the USA Today coaches poll for week 11:

Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week's poll
1.
LSU (59)
10-0
1,475
1
2.
Oklahoma State
10-0
1,410
3
3.
Alabama
9-1
1,340
4
4.
Oregon
9-1
1,300
6
5.
Oklahoma
8-1
1,228
7
6.
Arkansas
9-1
1,170
8
7.
Virginia Tech
9-1
1,045
9
8.
Clemson
9-1
1,042
10
9.
Stanford
9-1
1,024
2
10.
Houston
10-0
927
11
11.
Boise State
8-1
831
5
12.
Michigan State
8-2
791
13
13.
Wisconsin
8-2
745
14
14.
South Carolina
8-2
727
15
15.
Georgia
8-2
698
16
16.
Nebraska
8-2
615
17
17.
Kansas State
8-2
501
22
18.
Michigan
8-2
477
21
19.
TCU
8-2
392
24
20.
Southern Mississippi
9-1
386
23
21.
Penn State
8-2
361
12
22.
Florida State
7-3
189
NR
23. (tie)
Georgia Tech
7-3
87
19
23. (tie)
West Virginia
7-3
87
NR
25.
Notre Dame
7-3
86
NR

Dropped out
No. 18 Cincinnati (7-2, lost to then-unranked West Virginia 24-21), No. 20 Texas (6-3, lost to Missouri 17-5), No. 25 Auburn (6-4, lost to then-No. 16 Georgia 45-7).

Others receiving votes
Cincinnati (7-2) 84; Baylor (6-3) 56; Texas (6-3) 27; Virginia (7-3) 24; Rutgers (7-3) 15; Tulsa (7-3) 10; Arkansas State (8-2) 5; Missouri (5-5) 5; Texas A&M (5-5) 5; Brigham Young (7-3) 4; Arizona State (6-4) 2; Northern Illinois (7-3) 2; Utah (6-4) 2.