I hate having to keep pumping up one team at the expense of someone else… actually no, I don’t.
Why is Kansas State ranked ahead of Virginia Tech? Obviously, the quick answer is because the Wildcats sit undefeated, while the Hokies have one loss.
Despite the one-game difference in the standings, does anyone honestly believe Kansas State is the better team? Sorry, Wildcats fans—I’m still not buying your football squad. Yes, they’re 6-0, but they haven’t exactly gone through a gauntlet of opponents.
Kansas State began the year by beating Eastern Kentucky (no, not Kentucky or Western Kentucky—Eastern Kentucky) by three. Since then, K-State has followed that thrashing of Eastern Kentucky with a four-point win over three-loss Miami, a one-point win against overrated Baylor, and a seven-point victory over a defenseless Texas Tech squad.
Meanwhile, Virginia Tech has rebounded nicely from its bad loss to Clemson. They had a close win of their own against Miami and easily handled a solid Wake Forest team.
If Kansas State can remain unbeaten after facing Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, and Texas consecutively, then I’ll give them some props. But that’s simply not happening.