MANHATTAN, Kan. — For the first time in school history, Kansas State is No. 1 in the BCS as the latest standings were unveiled Sunday night on ESPN.
The Wildcats, who earned their highest-ever mark of No. 2 on October 28, are No. 1 in a college football poll for the first time since 1998 when they earned the school’s first No. 1 ranking from Nov. 8-29 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.
K-State, which was fourth in the initial BCS standings this season, moved to No. 3 on October 21 before sitting at No. 2 for the last two weeks. Earlier Sunday, the Wildcats were placed No. 2 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Sports Coaches’ polls.
Kansas State is one of three unbeaten teams and one of five Big 12 members in the newest BCS Top 25 as the Wildcats were joined by Oklahoma (12th), Texas (15th), Texas Tech (23rd) and Oklahoma State (24th).
The Wildcats will make their second trip to Texas in as many weeks as K-State takes on Baylor at 7 p.m., Saturday, at Floyd Casey Stadium. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN and can be heard on the K-State Sports Network.