Cyclones tabbed third in Big 12 preseason poll

The Big 12 released its preseason basketball poll on Thursday and according to the league’s coaches, Iowa State is being picked to finish third (see the poll above).

Kansas received nine of the 10 first place votes. Coaches cannot vote their own team first, so it’s safe to assume that Kansas coach Bill Self gave his first place vote to the Cyclones.  

The Big 12’s annual media day event will take place next Tuesday in Kansas City. As always, will provide full coverage. 

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.