Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 8/6/13
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- The first sports-information-directors' poll, better known to the general public as the "Coaches' Top 25," came out late last week, and Kansas State, the defending Big 12 champions, got the usual showering of summer love. If by "love" you mean, "a swift kick to the cojones." But they're in the picture. Well, maybe not so much in the picture as dangling from the corner of the frame. Top 15? Lower. Top 25? Lower. Wait. What? Hang on! Hang on! Found 'em.Fine print. "Others receiving votes." 'Others receiving votes?' Well, they're first in that group, if it makes you feel any better. Yeah. Thought not. "We see that," Wildcat quarterback Daniel Sams said Monday during K-State's annual Football Media Day. "We just look at that as motivation. "Coach (Bill) Snyder tells us -- last year, we were (picked) seventh in the Big 12?" Sixth, dude. This year, same deal. "Every day when we come out on the field and work, we say, 'Let's go guys, we're No. 6.'" You d...
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