Cyclones ninth in Big 12 preseason media poll

According to the media the covers the Big 12, the forecast for the 2014 Iowa State football season is mostly cloudy. The league’s preseason poll that is voted on by the scribes was released on Thursday morning and the Cyclones landed ninth on the list, in front of only the Kansas Jayhawks.

Oklahoma, to the surprise of nobody, is the favorite to win the league. The Sooners gathered 47 first place votes. The 2013 champion, Baylor, was picked to finish second, accumulating nine first place votes along the way. Kansas State, Texas and Oklahoma State rounded out the top five. 

The Big 12’s annual football media days will take place next Monday and Tuesday in Dallas. Of course, will be on hand for complete coverage of the event.

2014 Big 12 Football Media Preseason Poll

1.     Oklahoma (47)

2.     Baylor (9)

3.     Kansas State

4.     Texas

5.     Oklahoma State

6.     Texas Tech

7.     TCU

8.     West Virginia

9.     Iowa State

10. Kansas 

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.