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Iowa State ranked No. 24 in the preseason AP Top-25

Iowa State will officially start the 2016-17 men’s basketball season as a top-25 team for the third straight season. The Cyclones checked in at No. 24 in the preseason AP Top-25 released Monday morning.

Iowa State extended its streak of 57 consecutive weeks in the Top-25, the longest run in the polls in school history. Kansas and Arizona are the only two teams with longer streaks.

The Jayhawks came in at No. 3 while the Wildcats are No. 10.

Duke led the poll followed by Kentucky, Kansas, Villanova and Oregon to round out the top five. West Virginia (No. 20) and Texas (No. 21) were the other two Big 12 teams to make the poll.

Iowa State will host Sioux Falls in an exhibition at Hilton Coliseum Sunday night at 6.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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