Cyclones up to 11th in AP Top 25; 14th in USA TODAY Coaches Poll

After collecting wins over Oklahoma State (on the road) and TCU last week, the Iowa State basketball team moved up in both of America’s major polls Monday morning. 

The Cyclones jumped five spots from 16 to 11 in the AP Top 25. Iowa State was the biggest move in this week’s AP poll. 

Meanwhile, Iowa State saw a jump from 17 to 14 in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll. 

Iowa State (18-4, 5-4) will travel to West Virginia (14-10, 6-5) for a 6 p.m. tip later today. 


*** Iowa State is ranked 8th in this week’s poll.

*** ESPN currently has Iowa State at No. 8 in its RPI. The Cyclones are also No. 8 in ESPN’s BPI. 

*** ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has Iowa State tabbed as a 3-seed in the East in his latest Bracketology

*** CBS bracketologist Jerry Palm also has Iowa State as a 3-seed.

*** One more bracket projection, this one from USA TODAY, also has Iowa State as a 3-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.