Iowa State ranked 13th & 17th in the two major polls

After defeating Iowa by three on Friday night, Iowa State moved up three spots in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll on Monday afternoon. The Cyclones, who were ranked 16th last week, now sit at No. 13 and are the second highest Big 12 team after Oklahoma State at No. 7. Baylor is ranked 15th while the Kansas Jayhawks dropped to No. 19. 

Meanwhile in the AP poll, Iowa State stayed still at No. 17. 

In one other note, ESPN’s Joe Lundardi released his updated "Bracketology" today as well, where he has the Cyclones listed as a 5-seed. 

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.