The Kansas St. Wildcats have moved up to No. 3 in this week's edition of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll after a series of highly-ranked teams lost over the weekend. The Alabama Crimson Tide and Oregon Ducks are still 1-2 in the poll, but a few teams saw their fortunes improve over the weekend.
The team previously ranked No. 3 in the poll, the Florida Gators, lost its first game of the season on Saturday to the Georgia Bulldogs, currently ranked No. 6 in the poll. In addition to Kansas State, the fourth-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish and fifth-ranked LSU Tigers also moved up in the rankings this week.
The Wildcats are coming off an impressive 55-24 blowout of the Texas Tech Red Raiders, then ranked No. 14 in the nation. If they can win out their remaining games and win the Big 12 Championship Game, there's a reasonable chance that the Wildcats could find themselves in the BCS Championship Game.
The other key losses in the top 10 this week were Oklahoma's 30-13 loss to Notre Dame and Oregon State's 20-17 loss to Washington.
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Dropped from rankings: Michigan, Ohio, TCU
Others receiving votes: Northwestern 135; Toledo 109; UCLA 85; Arizona 81; Tulsa 74; Northern Illinois 58; Kent State 54; Michigan 28; Ohio 25; TCU 19; Cincinnati 15; Louisiana-Monroe 11; Utah State 6; Arizona State 5; Wisconsin 5; Iowa State 4; Virginia Tech 3; Washington 2; Central Florida 1