Sept. 25, 2011
WACO, Texas – Baylor football continued to move up in the college football polls after Saturday’s 56-31 win over Rice. The Bears (3-0) moved up two spots to No. 15 in the AP Top 25 poll and advanced three spots to No. 16 in the USA TODAYCoaches Poll. Both polls were released Sunday.
At No. 15, Baylor has its highest AP ranking since the week of Oct. 7, 1991 when the Bears were ranked eighth. Baylor’s No. 16 ranking in the coaches poll is its highest since it had the same ranking on Oct. 14, 1991.
Baylor debuted at No. 20 in the AP poll after its season-opening upset of TCU; the Bears moved up to No. 19 the following week and climbed to No. 17 after beating SFA. With this week’s ranking, Baylor has been in four consecutive AP polls for the first time since the 1991 season when it was ranked in eight straight weeks. The Bears were ranked in two straight polls last year after wins against Kansas State and Texas.
Baylor has been ranked in the coaches poll for three consecutive weeks for the first time since being ranked three straight weeks during the 1995 season.
Baylor opens Big 12 Conference play Saturday when it travels to Kansas State. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. and the game will be televised nationally on ABC. The Bears return home to host Iowa State on Oct. 8. Tickets to all Baylor football home games can be purchased online at www.mygreenandgold.com/football/, by calling 254-710-1000 or at the Baylor Athletic Ticket Office at the Ferrell Center.