All that Kansas State can do now is try to achieve perfection. That's all the third-ranked Wildcats control.
The rest of their fate belongs in the hands of other teams, their coaches who vote in the polls, and some whirring computers that will crunch a bunch of numbers and spit out what they believe are the best two teams to play for a national championship.
Kansas State has already beaten three ranked teams on the road in Oklahoma, West Virginia and Iowa State, and blitzed then-No. 15 Texas Tech 55-14 on Saturday to remain undefeated.
The problem is that top-ranked Alabama, No. 2 Oregon and fourth-ranked Notre Dame are also perfect, and all of them have strong cases to play for the BCS championship - and that means a lot of scoreboard watching as the Wildcats play out the easiest four-game stretch of their season.
No. 3 Kansas State and No. 4 Notre Dame each moved up a spot in The Associated Press college football poll, setting up a final four of sorts for the last month of the regular season.
Alabama is No. 1 for the ninth straight week and it is unanimous. The Crimson Tide received all 60 first-place votes. Oregon is No. 2 for the sixth straight week.
Florida's 17-9 loss on Saturday to Georgia dropped the Gators five spots to No. 8 and allowed Kansas State and Notre Dame each to move up a spot after victories.
Now the top four are all undefeated and none will play any other the rest of the way.
LSU is No. 5, followed by Ohio State and Georgia, which moved up five spots.