Kansas Football Reaches Top 15 Of National Polls

Oct. 14, 2007

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />LAWRENCE, Kan. – A perfect 6-0 record has helped Kansas football earn a spot in the top 15 of four different college football polls that were released on Sunday.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

A week after cracking the top 25 with a ranking of 20th on Oct. 7, the Jayhawks have been listed 13th in the season’s first Bowl Championship Series (BCS) standings, as well as 15th in the Associated Press, USA Today and Harris Interactive polls.

The BCS standings take into account the Harris Poll, USA Today poll and a combined computer ranking to form a BCS average. OhioState leads the poll with a .9416 average, followed by South Florida (.9200), BostonCollege (.8906), LSU (.8400) and Oklahoma (.7623).

Kansas is 13th at .5170 behind 12th-place California (.6000). The Jayhawks score high in the computer rankings tying for eighth among those six ranking systems.

The ranking of 15th in the AP poll is the highest KU has been listed in that poll since finishing the 1995 season ninth. KU also finished that year listed 10th by UPI as well as 10th in the CNN/USA Today poll.

Kansas will look to match its best season start since 1995 when the Jayhawks play at Colorado on Saturday in a 4:45 p.m. Central time kickoff which will be televised by ESPN.