SLATE: Cats now looking up… at KU

Jayhawks a spot ahead of Cats in this week’s S+P, and soccer falls to Oklahoma

Well, ain’t that a kick in the teeth.

Our colleague Bill Connelly dropped this week’s rendition of the S+P rankings yesterday, and the terrible truth is laid bare for all to see: Kansas State is ranked 89th, and Kansas is ranked 88th.

This is a truly inexcusable situation, but on the bright side if someone will just inform Bill Snyder of this it will probably the the one thing that can make him mad enough to fix the mess at Vanier.

Of course, he probably doesn’t go in for that newfangled stuff, so he might be content with Paul Myerberg’s week four re-rank at USA Today, in which he slots the Cats at 71 while keeping the Jayhawks down at 107.

On the bright side, K-State recruiting is looking up! Yesterday, the Cats secured the commitment of the best JUCO player in the country at… kicker. Butler CC’s Tyler Zentner, late of Topeka-Shawnee Heights, gave his word a day after kicking the game-winning field goal in Butler’s 33-30 overtime win over Dodge City.

Soccer

Don’t miss AMS’s photo gallery and recap from last night’s 1-0 loss to Oklahoma at the K-State Soccer Complex. OU’s Erika Yost scored in the opening minute, and that was all it took. AMS did a fabulous job getting a ton of good shots, so please do go check it out.

Golf

At the Maui Jim Intercollegiate at the Mirabel Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., 14 teams showed up to compete. Unfortunately, the K-State men finished 14th, despite Roland Massimino — who was left out of the team’s opening tournament but got back in the rotation due to an injury to Kyle Vance — shooting a 2-under 208 on the weekend. Jeremy Gandon was a stroke behind Massimino, while the rest of the team had some issues.

It’ll be a long wait to wash the taste of this one out, too, as the Cats aren’t in action again until October 12-14 at the Big 12 Match Play Championship in Houston.

The women had a better go of it in Greenville, S.C., at the Lady Paladin Invitational. On Sunday, the Cats shot an even-par 288 as a team, tying for the best round of the day, and moved up to seventh place overall. Chloe Weir shot a 3-under 69 to pace K-State’s charge; Reid Isaac posted a top-10 finish for the weekend, tying for tenth with a 1-over 217.

Next up is the Illini Invitational at Medinah on October 8-9.

Tennis

K-State wrapped up play at the Big 5 Challenge in Fort Worth yesterday with singles wins by Maria Linares and Rosanna Maffei. Next weekend the team will be in Bloomington for the Hoosier Fall Classic.

Other

Kansas may be better at football than K-State now, but Money Magazine’s Kaitlin Mulhere says K-State is the best university in Kansas.

Well, she’s not wrong.

Source: Bring on the Cats