Kansas Football Makes First BCS Poll

Oct. 18, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football will host Oklahoma this week ranked in the Associated Press, USA Today and Harris Polls, as well as the first BCS Standings.

The Jayhawks are listed as the 24th-ranked team in the country according to the Associated Press poll and the 21st-best team in the nation according to the USA Today/Coaches Poll.

In addition Kansas has been ranked 21st in the Harris Poll and is one of three league schools in the first BCS Standings, which were released Sunday. Conference teams in the BCS listing include Texas at No. 3, Oklahoma State at No. 15 and Kansas at No. 25.

Kansas dropped from 17th in the AP poll after its 34-30 loss at Colorado, while falling from 15th in the USA Today listings.

Alabama took over the top spot in the AP poll, while Florida topped the USA Today poll. Big 12 teams in the polls include Texas (No. 3 AP/No. 3 USA Today), Oklahoma State (14/12), Texas Tech (21.24), Kansas (24/21) and Oklahoma (25/NR). Big 12 teams receiving votes include Nebraska and Missouri in the AP and Oklahoma, Nebraska and Missouri in the USA Today.

When Kansas hosts Oklahoma on Saturday, it will mark the sixth time in the last three seasons a Kansas game will feature both teams ranked in the AP poll. These two teams met last year when Kansas was 16th and Oklahoma fourth. The Sooners posted a 45-31 victory at Norman.

The BCS Standings list Florida, Alabama, Texas, Boise State and Cincinnati in the top five.

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