Cyclones tabbed ninth in Big 12 Preseason Poll


TCU or Baylor?

That’s been the hot debate of the offseason when it comes to the Big 12 Conference, which will host its annual media days event on Monday and Tuesday of next week in Dallas. 

On Thursday, the conference released its preseason media poll and the Horned Frogs were the overwhelming pick. Thirty-two of the 42 media voters picked Gary Patterson’s team to win the league in 2015. Baylor received the rest of the first place votes. 

Iowa State was picked ninth in the league ahead of only 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.