The Wildcats are getting a lot of credit for surviving a tough BIg XII slate, highlighted by a supposedly strong conference middle of Texas (the only one of this group the Wildcats are yet to play), Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, TCU and West Virginia. If you take out the victories against each other, here are the wins from that group:
New Mexico (x2)
Iowa State (x3)
This list is a way of saying that maybe the value of some of Kansas State's conference wins are getting a little inflated by those in the media.