Four from the Big 12 ranked in preseason USA Today poll


Honestly, who doesn’t love a preseason college football poll?

The USA Today released its first poll today and four Big 12 programs are ranked in the top 25. 

Oklahoma, the media’s pick to win the Big 12, is ranked third. Last year’s league champion, Baylor debuted at No. 10. Kansas State is at No. 21 and Texas is at 24. 

That means that should Kansas State get past Stephen F. Austin on college football’s opening weekend, a top 25 opponent should enter Jack Trice Stadium in week 2 when the Cyclones battle the Wildcats on Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. 

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.