Iowa State No. 14 on CBS’ way-too-early top 25 for 2014-15

Still have hoops fever?

Here’s some good news. Being that the 2013-14 college basketball season ended on Monday night, it was both predictable and awesome that CBS and ESPN released their way-too-early top 25’s for the 2014-15 season on Tuesday morning. 

Iowa State was shownd some serious love. 

In CBS’s poll that was compiled by columnist Gary Parrish, Iowa State is ranked No. 14, notably behind two Big 12 teams in Kansas (4) and Texas (9). Parrish has Oklahoma at No. 16. 

ESPN’s poll was put together by Eamonn Brennan. He has the Cyclones ranked No. 16. Brennan has Iowa State as the second ranked Big 12 team behind Kansas at No. 9. Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas State are notably listed at 19, 20 and 24. 

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.