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BCS Standings 2012: Kansas State ranked No. 4 in first poll of season

The Kansas State Wildcats keep on rolling forward while their biggest competition falls around them in the Big 12.

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The Kansas State Wildcats keep on rolling forward while their biggest competition falls around them in the Big 12. The Wildcats went into Iowa State on Saturday and defeated the Cyclones 27-21, while their primary competition, the West Virginia Mountaineers, took a series tumble in the standings after being dominated by Texas Tech in the week's biggest upset. That means this week's BCS rankings reflect a higher standing for Kansas State than what most might expect.

K-State was given the No. 4 ranking in the first official BCS poll of the 2012 college football season. It's a place that that the Wildcats might not have expected so early in the year.

From the team's release, "The No. 4 ranking was tied for the highest for the Wildcats (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) in an opening BCS poll with the 1998 team, while it was the highest overall since sitting in third place for five-straight weeks to end the 1998 season. Earlier Sunday, Kansas State was slotted No. 3 in the USA Today Sports Coaches' Poll and No. 4 in the Associated Press Top 25."