Cyclones at 16, 17 in latest polls

After going 1-1 this past week with a loss at Kansas and winning on Saturday vs. Oklahoma, the Cyclones stayed put in this week’s AP Top 25 at No. 16.

Meanwhile, Iowa State moved up one spot to 17th in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll. 

Elsewhere, the Cyclones currently sit at No. 10 in ESPN’s RPI rankings. The Cyclones are No. 6 in ESPN’s BPI. 

Gary Parrish of has Iowa State ranked ninth in his weekly top 25. 

Iowa State will travel to and take on Oklahoma State, who is ranked 19th in this week’s AP Poll, this evening at 8 on ESPN. 

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.