Kansas State Football: Why Wildcats Deserve Top Spot in BCS Rankings

Justin Welton@JustinWeltonAnalyst IINovember 11, 2012

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 10:  Jonathan Truman #21 of the Kansas State Wildcats celebrates his fumble recovery against the TCU Horned Frogs with Ryan Mueller #44 at Amon G. Carter Stadium on November 10, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

For weeks on end, we heard about how much better Alabama was compared to the rest of the country. Oh, how things can change in a few hours.

Texas A&M and its quarterback Johnny Manziel went into Alabama and defeated the Crimson Tide on Saturday to make the race for the top two spots open for the taking. 

With that being said, and the new BSC Rankings set to release on Sunday night, who deserves to be the new No. 1 team? Here are three reasons why it's clearly Kansas State.


Defeated More Quality Teams

Oregon's schedule up to this point is flawed. If you look at the schedule, it shows that it defeated three ranked teams this season: Arizona, Washington and USC. However, Arizona and Washington are not ranked in the recent BCS Rankings, as both have four losses. 

USC is a loss away from being out of the top 25, too. It was highly overrated to start the season.

Kansas State has defeated two teams (Texas Tech and Oklahoma) currently ranked in the BCS Rankings and Oklahoma State should be the third when the new rankings come out.

Who has the better road victory? Kansas State defeated Oklahoma in Norman and Oregon beat USC in Los Angeles by giving up 51 points. Not even Syracuse, Hawaii and every other team on their schedule allowed that many points to the Trojans.

Schedule-wise, Kansas State clearly has done more up to this point.


Kansas State Plays in Better Conference

70 percent of the teams in the Big 12 have a record of better than .500 compared to the PAC-12's 58 percent. 

Each league will most likely have four teams inside the BCS Rankings when they come out Sunday night.

While it isn't by a wide margin, and could easily be argued against, the Big 12 is slightly better than the PAC-12 this season. 


Complete Football Team

Kansas State is clearly a more complete football team in all three phases, especially on the defensive side of the ball. It only allows 17.7 points per game, 14th in the nation, compared to Oregon's 22.3 points per game, 30th in the nation.

The Wildcats offense is clearly less flashy and potent, but it isn't miles behind. It stills put up 42.2 points per game, which is eighth in the country.

Oregon allowed 34 points to Arkansas State to start the season. Let's be real here. Kansas State is solid all-around while Oregon solely relies on its offense to get it to the promised land. 

On November 11, the Kansas State Wildcats should be the No. 1 team in the country. However, Oregon could change things in a big way in the next two weeks when it plays ranked teams.

For now, though, Kansas State is the most deserving team in the country.