CBT puts Iowa State fourth in Big 12 power rankings

Rob Dauster from (a product of NBC Sports) released his early Big 12 basketball power rankings on Thursday afternoon. 

He has the Cyclones at No. 4 behind Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma. Not that Iowa State can’t do better than that, but it is hard to argue with Dauster’s logic. 

Go ahead and pick anyone in this league to dethrone Kansas. We all saw how that worked out last year with Oklahoma State. Texas is a legitimate preseason No. 2 in the league and argument can be had regarding Iowa State and/or Oklahoma at No. 3. 

CLICK HERE to read Dauster’s mid-May report on the Big 12. 

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.