Kansas ranked ahead of one of its FBS opponents in magazine rankings
Athlon Sports updates throughout the year its rankings of the 130 FBS football programs. Athlon ranked Kansas 107th in its most recent update, nine spots ahead of Central Michigan, which KU faces in a road game Sept. 8. Michigan transfer Shane Morris threw for 467 yards and five touchdowns without throwing an interception in last season's 45-27 victory vs. Kansas in Memorial Stadium, since renamed David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.
Morris is gone and this season's game will be played in Kelly/Shorts Stadium, which could spell the end of KU's 46-game road losing streak. The record doesn't count three losses to Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium, a neutral site.
A look at the Athlon rankings of the 11 FBS schools on KU's 2018 schedule:
result vs. KU
|21||West Virginia||L, 56-34|
|24||Kansas State||L, 30-20|
|33||Iowa State||L, 45-0|
|39||Oklahoma St.||L, 58-17|
|49||Texas Tech||L, 65-19|
|85||Rutgers||L, 27-14 (2015)|
|116||Central Michigan||L, 45-27|