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Kansas Ranked Below Electoral College in Latest CFP Rankings

Have things hit rock (chalk) bottom for the Jayhawks?

Lawrence Journal-World

Electoral College was the talk of the nation Tuesday night. Known for throwing popular opinion aside and leaving their own mark on history, Electoral College did something they had never done before Tuesday night. Make an appearance on the College Football Playoff Rankings.

Not only did Electoral College make an appearance on the rankings, they were slotted ahead of perennial Big 12 cellar dweller, Kansas.

Kansas has rarely been good at football and this year is no exception, so it should come as no surprise that they would be ranked awfully low in this week’s College Football Playoff rankings. What did surprise many was they were even slotted behind Electoral College. Is this rock (chalk) bottom for the Jayhawks?

Electoral College historically hasn’t made much noise in college football. However, every four years or so they send shock-waves throughout the country. They’ve always sparked controversy, but have never been ranked above a Power 5 football program.

In a way, Kansas and Electoral College are polar opposites. The Jayhawks haven’t won a game against a Big 12 opponent in over two years. Electoral College? Well, they’ve never lost to a Big 12 team. Not even Oklahoma.

Kansas v West Virginia Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Will the recent rise in relevance make them a candidate for Big 12 expansion? It wouldn’t appear they are tremendously eager to play Big 12 conference teams.

Baylor, known for their incompetence in a lot of areas, including non-conference scheduling, has made multiple advances towards Electoral College to get them on their schedule.

Immediately after appearing on the CFP rankings, Electoral College became flooded with resumes. Art Briles, Mark Mangino and Les Miles have been saturating schools nationwide looking for work, but no one thought they’d go this far. It’s a bit of a long shot for any of them though, as any one of them would be Electoral College’s first ever head football coach.

Things won’t get much easier for the the Jayhawks this weekend as they find themselves an 11.5 point underdog to Iowa State (who has never been ranked behind Electoral College) on Saturday.

Basketball season can’t come soon enough for the little guys in Lawrence.