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Football Reaches Highest AP Top 25 Ranking Since 1991

Bryce Petty

Oct. 13, 2013

WACO, Texas - After a 35-25 road win over defending Big 12 champion Kansas State, Baylor football is ranked No. 12 in both the AP Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches polls released on Sunday.

The AP rank is the program's highest since being No. 8 in October 1991. The previous high mark for the Bears in the Art Briles era was the No. 13 ranking that BU attained at the end of the 2011 season.

Meanwhile, the current No. 12 rank in the coaches poll ties the highest of the Briles era as Baylor was also ranked 12th in the final poll of the 2011 campaign.

This week, Baylor is the highest ranked Big 12 Conference team in both polls for the first time in league history.

BU (5-0, 2-0) is 5-0 for the first time since 1991 and 2-0 in Big 12 play for the first time since 2006, after its first-ever win on Saturday in Manhattan, Kan.

Baylor leads the country in total offense with 715.4 yard per game and scoring offense with 63.4 points per game. The Bears rank second in passing offense (414.2 ypg.) and fourth in rushing offense (301.2 ypg.).

BU earned 849 points from voters in the AP poll, after ranking at No. 15 last week with 681 points.

Baylor's 890 points in the USA Today Coaches Poll were up from 698 points and a No. 15 ranking last week.

The Bears now return to Floyd Casey Stadium for a Homecoming contest vs. Iowa State on Saturday at 6 p.m. That game will be televised nationally by ESPNU.

To purchase single-game tickets visit, the Baylor Athletics Ticket Office or call (254) 710-1000.

For the latest news on the Baylor football team follow its official Twitter account: @BUFootball.



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