And that's precisely why rankings, at this point, mean a great deal. I can see a scenario whereby Kansas State wins the conference at 13-5 and gets a 3 or 4 seed in the tournament. If Iowa State, Kansas or Texas Tech wins conference at 13-5, they would get a 1 or 2 seed guaranteed. If Kansas State runs the table, they might get a 1 or 2 seed.
Look. I don't give a flying flip about rankings. I could care less about what the "experts" think. I'm only looking for bias. I guarantee you that KU's loss, at West Virginia, was just as bad as K-State's loss at Tulsa, but it doesn't really hurt them. By what process of logic, could you possibly rank KU ahead of K-State after K-State has beaten them head to head and has a better conference and road record? How could you possibly rank them ahead knowing that they are down 4 players and are playing a bunch of freshmen? I'm not saying that Kansas State will finish ahead of KU. K-State could fall apart and lose out. I'm simply saying that, as of now, logic tells you that you should rank K-State ahead of Kansas.
Once again, I emphasize that I really don't care if KU is ranked ahead of Kansas State. Rankings, from experts, mean nothing to me. Bias does mean something because, unfortunately, human bias does factor in to the selection process and seeding.