In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a lot of great football being played in the state of Kansas right now in the small-college ranks, with eight ranked teams in the latest assortment of polls busting heads from the east coast to the west coast of this beautiful Sunflower State that I like to call home.
Here’s how it breaks down:
NCAA Division II
Pittsburg State entered the top 10 at No. 7, all the way up from No. 14 after a huge road win over Chadron State. The Pittsburg Colgan-bred duo of Mark Smith and Caleb Farabi are tearing it up again this year, and Smith is making his case right now as the best player in the MIAA. Washburn jumped up to No. 18 in the latest poll from No. 22 after upsetting Division I-AA Missouri State. That’s FCS if you’re being picky. Washburn coach Craig Schurig, no doubt, is going to have to make an appearance on Sunflower Slate here in the next couple of weeks for a Q&A.