“So you’re telling me there’s a chance”

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Rosters are far from being set. Heck, schedules aren’t even out. Who cares?

How about a little gambling on the 2014-15 Final Four?

All joking aside, the experts in Las Vegas have slowly been trickling out their odds to win the 2015 college hoops national title as of late. Truth be told, they are giving the Cyclones a puncher’s chance.

According to, Iowa State has a 30-1 shot to win the Big Dance next season. 

Meanwhile, the folks over at Bovada have the Cyclones at 33-1

Notably, the "experts" have Iowa State with better odds to win the title than national powers such as: Michigan State, Syracuse, Ohio State, UCLA and UConn. 

Only nine programs in the country were giving better odds to win the title than Iowa State. 

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.