K-State Wildcats on the prowl for BCS title birth - KCTV5

K-State Wildcats on the prowl for BCS title birth

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(AP Photo/LM Otero). Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein (7) and teammates celebrates with fans in the stands after the NCAA college football game against TCU, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero). Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein (7) and teammates celebrates with fans in the stands after the NCAA college football game against TCU, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in Fort Worth, Texas.
MANHATTAN, KS (KCTV) -

History was made Sunday, and all eyes are fixed on Kansas State football, which for the first time in 14 years has a home in the No. 1 spot in the BCS standings.

However, the Wildcats have to watch their back. Oregon and Notre Dame are also vying for the No. 1 spot.

Fans and sports analysts have known all along that K-State would be good this year, but didn't think they would have a spot on the coveted BSC standings.

"These teams are in their order, and the only way that order changes is if somebody gets beat," said Jerry Palm, of CBS Sports and collegebcs.com.

K-State is second in both BCS polls - the coaches' and Harris - and in the computer rankings. The Wildcats have two games left, at Baylor on Saturday and home against Texas on Dec. 1, the day of most of the conference championship games.

"I think a lot of people are excited about it, but right now, it doesn't matter where they are ranked.  If they're ranked No. 1 or No. 2 at the end of the year, that is all that matters, and they are going to play for a national championship," said Bob Fescoe with 610 Sports Radio.  "The best part about K-State right now is they control their own destiny, which I think it is pretty cool."

Sports analysts and talk show hosts, like Fescoe, believe the Wildcats are the most sound fundamental team right now in college football. 

"(They have) one of the best offenses, one of the best defenses, (and) they are outstanding on special teams.

It also helps that they have a Heisman-contending quarterback, and Fescoe believes they have one the greatest coaches ever in Bill Snyder.

Fescoe believes K-State will play Oregon in the national championship game Jan. 7 in Miami.

"I think that's one a lot of people are going to like to see," he said.

However, K-State doesn't really have to worry about the other teams right now, they just worry about themselves.

Copyright 2012 KCTV (Meredith Corp.)  All rights reserved.  The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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