Cyclones eighth in Big 12 coaches poll

By Chris Williams, Publisher

The Big 12 basketball coaches preseason poll is in and the Cyclones are ranked eighth.

Kansas received five first place votes to top the poll, with Texas A&M grabbing two first place votes. Baylor received two and Missouri got one.


Team (First-place Votes)  Points

1. Kansas (5) 73 Texas A&M (2) 73 3. Baylor (2) 63 4. Missouri (1) 61 5. Texas 51 6. Kansas State 39 7. Oklahoma State 33 8. Iowa State 27 9. Oklahoma 15 Texas Tech 15

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.