KU, MU share No. 15 ranking in AP poll

LAWRENCE | The intrigue around the Kansas-Missouri game at Arrowhead Stadium continues to build.

As if it wasn’t enough that the two teams have to share a neutral field on Nov. 24, for the next week, the rivals have to share the No. 15 ranking in The Associated Press poll. When the votes were tallied, the Jayhawks and Tigers each had 664 points.

In the coaches’ poll, KU had No. 15 all to itself with 705 points, while Missouri dropped from 11th to 17th.

After No. 11 Missouri lost 41-31 at No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 20 KU pasted Baylor 58-10 on Saturday, the two teams met in the middle. Missouri fans will likely find it hard to fathom how their Tigers dropped as far as they did after leading in the second half in a tough road environment.