Cyclones move up in both polls

After winning last week’s Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii, the 11-0 Iowa State men’s basketball team moved up in both major polls on Monday afternoon. 

Prior to Tuesday night’s non-conference finale vs. Northern Illinois, Iowa State is now ranked 12th in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll and 13th in the AP Top 25. The Cyclones moved up one spot in each poll this week. 

Iowa State will close out its non-conference schedule vs. Northern Illinois on New Year’s Eve at 6 p.m. The game can be seen on 

CLICK HERE to view this week’s AP Top 25. 

CLICK HERE to view this week’s USA TODAY Coaches Poll. 

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.