Rankings Recap: Cyclones rise two spots in each poll

After going 2-0 last week with wins over Texas and at TCU, Iowa State (21-5, 9-5) move up in both of America’s major college basketball polls on Monday. 

The Cyclones improved two spots to No. 15 in the AP Top 25

Meanwhile, Iowa State went from 19th to 17th in the latest USA TODAY Coaches Poll. 


*** Gary Parrish from continues to be high on Iowa State. The Cyclones are ranked 8th in his weekly poll. 

*** Iowa State is currently ranked sixth in the RPI. Iowa State has played the sixth toughest schedule in America according to 

*** The Cyclones have dropped to 16th in ESPN’s BPI. 

*** ESPN has Iowa State as a 4-seed in its latest Bracketology

*** Jerry Palm, however, has Iowa State projected 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.