Iowa State is NOT in the Blue Ribbon Top 25

It’s time to start thinking about hoops season. Preseason magazines are on the shelves and believe it or not, media days are just around the corner.

The first legitimate preseason top 25 I have seen was released on Wednesday and Steve Prohm’s Cyclones were not included.

The annual Blue Ribbon yearbook is a Bible of sorts to hoops junkies. Think of what Phil Steele does with college football – this is essentially basketball’s version.

Iowa State is not ranked in the top 25 by Blue Ribbon.

Expectations tend to drop when you lose a player like Georges Niang. Still I think that Iowa State is very much in the top 25 conversation and suspect you will see the Cyclones popping up in preseason rankings before too long.

Plus, the Big 12 is going to be down so wins are going to be there. Blue Ribbon only has two Big 12 teams in the top 25, Kansas at No. 3 and West Virginia at No. 21.