Cyclones ranked 21st in the AP poll

For the first time since just before the Big 12 Tournament in 2012, Iowa State basketball is ranked in the AP’s top 25. After Sunday’s 77-70 victory over 7th-ranked Michigan, the Cyclones are ranked No. 21 in the fresh AP poll that was released on Monday morning. 

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Iowa State is not ranked in this week’s USA TODAY poll. The Cyclones are listed second in the "others receiving votes" category. 

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.