Kansas State improved four sports from last week and jumped to ninth in The Associated Press poll, giving the Sunflower State two teams in the top 10.
By BLAIR KERKHOFF
The Kansas City Star
Kansas is fourth.
The teams are tied for first in the Big 12 standings with 13-3 league records.
Missouri is receiving votes in the poll.
In the USA Today coaches poll, the Jayhawks are third, K-State No. 10.
The Wildcats improved to 24-5 with a last-second, 64-61 victory at Baylor on Saturday. K-State finishes the regular season with a home game against TCU on Tuesday and at Oklahoma State on Saturday.
If the Wildcats win out this week, they’ll do no worse than tie for the first. Kansas State hasn’t won a championship since winning the Big Eight in 1977.
“We’ve tried to focus on keep going 1-0,” K-State Coach Bruce Weber said Monday on the Big 12 coaches teleconference. “If we go 1-0 we’re going to stay tied for first place. That’s all we can worry about it.”
The Jayhawks, 25-4, play host to Texas Tech tonight and play at Baylor on Saturday.
Gonzaga is the No. 1 for the first time in school history. The rest of the poll: Indiana, Duke, Kansas, Georgetown, Miami, Fla., Michigan, Louisville, Kansas State, Michigan State.