Athlon tabs Iowa State 66th; 8th in Big 12

If they aren’t already, a handful of preseason college football magazines will be on the shelves this week. 

One of the top publications on the market, Athlon, has already released its preseason projections for every team on its website. 

Where does Athlon have Iowa State? The answer is 66th overall and eighth in the Big 12. 

CLICK HERE to read Athlon’s preview of the 2014 Iowa State football roster.  

Notably, Big 12 foe West Virginia is ranked 67th, one spot behind the Cyclones. Kansas is the Big 12’s last ranked team at 78th. Oklahoma is the Big 12’s top ranked team at No. 4 with Baylor at No. 10. 

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.