Williams Blog: More love from Dickie V

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Iowa State didn’t move off of the No. 17 line when this week’s updated AP Top 25 was released on Monday morning but Fred Hoiberg’s team did receive even more love from the most well known hoops commentator on the planet. 

ESPN’s Dick Vitale ranked Iowa State sixth in his ballot this week, up two spots from last week. That is higher than any other pollster. Kieran Carcy from ESPN New York voted Iowa State ninth. Every other pollster voted the Cyclones 10th or lower. 

The only voter from the state of Iowa, John Bohnenkamp of The Hawk Eye newspaper in Burlington, had Iowa State at No. 12 on his ballot. 

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Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.