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Kansas State makes unscheduled arrival among college football elite
Kansas State makes unscheduled arrival among college football elite

The first thing we wondered after Kansas State's huge win at Oklahoma on Saturday was why Bill Snyder agreed to play Auburn in September. No. 14 Kansas State (5-1) took over sole possession of first place in the division-less Big 12 and appears to be one of the better, and unheralded, teams in the country. The Wildcats' only blemish is a hard-fought, six-point home loss to Auburn. Will that end up costing Kansas State a spot in the four-team playoff? Playing nonconference games against the likes of Southeastern Conference power Auburn is anathema to every working fiber of Snyder's scheduling philosophy. In 1998, Kansas State nearly made the first BCS title game...

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