Despite what happens in KC, Lunardi sees ISU as a 3-4 seed

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Kansas City, Mo — Apparently ESPN "bracketologist" Joe Lunardi had a conference call in Wednesday morning in which reporters grilled the NCAA Tournament guru about his thoughts on seeding and what not. 

Within it, Rob Gray from the Cedar Rapids Gazette chimed in and asked Lunardi about Iowa State. 

According to Gray’s blog (that you can read by CLICKING HERE), Lunardi sees Iowa State as a "likely" 3-4 seed regardless of what happens during the Big 12 Tournament this week in Kansas City. Lunardi said that even if Iowa State would rattle of three in a row and win the tournament, he doesn’t see the Cyclones jumping to the two-line. 

With a loss to Kansas State on Thursday morning, Lunardi said that he doesn’t see Iowa State dropping below the four-line, although the Cyclones could be a "high-five." 

Who really knows what this actually means? It is interesting though to think that a team that currently sits at No. 8 in the RPI could win the toughest conference in America’s tournament and be a three-seed. However, the selection committee has paid less and less attention to conference tournaments in recent years. 

Cheers to a fun week of hoops. 

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.