Rankings Recap: Cyclones drop to 17, 19 in major polls

As expected, Iowa State dropped in both major polls on Monday. 

After going 1-1 last week (a 25-point road loss to West Virginia and a six-point home win over Texas Tech), the Cyclones fell six spots to No. 17 in the AP Top 25. Iowa State dropped from 14th to 19th in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll. 

Up next for the Cyclones is a Tuesday night (6 p.m.) home date with the Texas Longhorns (No. 19, 17). 


*** As of Monday morning, Iowa State is 10th in the RPI.

*** The Cyclones are 17th in ESPN’s BPI.  

*** Iowa State still sits at No. 10 in Gary Parrish’s top 25 at 

*** CBS "Bracketologist" Jerry Palm has Iowa State as a four-seed in his latest projections.

*** ESPN "Bracketologist" Joe Lunardi also has the Cyclones as a four-seed. 


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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.