Cyclones slide in the polls; Big 12 ties record

As expected, after losing three games in a row, the Iowa State men’s basketball program dropped in both major polls on Monday. 

Iowa State dropped eight spots in the AP Top 25, from eighth to 16th. The Cyclones slid from 10th to 17th in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll. 

NOTE from the Big 12’s Twitter account @Big12Conference: The latest @AP_Top25 is out and SIX #Big12MBB teams are in the poll, tying for most in league history.

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

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

Iowa State’s next opponent, Kansas State, is ranked 22nd in the AP Poll. The Wildcats are unranked in the coaches poll. The Cyclones will face the Wildcats on Saturday at 12:45 in Hilton Coliseum. 

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.