Rankings Recap: Cyclones No. 16 in both polls this week

AMES — Heading into this week’s Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City, Iowa State (23-7, 11-7) is the 16th ranked team in both of America’s major college basketball polls. 

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

CLICK HERE to view the USA TODAY Coaches Poll. 


*** The Cyclones dropped to No. 13 in this week’s Gary Parrish poll over at 

*** ESPN’s RPI has Iowa State slotted at No. 8.

*** According to CBS bracketologist Jerry Palm, Iowa State will be a 4-seed in the NCAA Tournament.

*** Iowa State is No. 17 in ESPN’s BPI.

*** Joe Lunardi has Iowa State as a 3-seed in his latest ESPN bracket projections.  


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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.