Iowa State ranked 14th in first USA Today Coaches Poll

The first USA Today Coaches Poll of the 2014-15 basketball season was released on Thursday and the Cyclones came in strong at No. 14. 

Iowa State is one of four Big 12 teams ranked in the poll, with Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma coming in at five, 10 and 19 respectively. 

The Kentucky Wildcats are the nation’s top-ranked team with Arizona, Duke, Wisconsin and Kansas rounding out the top five. 

The Big Ten led the way with six ranked teams. The ACC has five teams in the poll. The Big 12 has four. 

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.