Cyclones drop to No. 21 in AP Top 25

Nov 20, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Steve Prohm talks with an official during their game with the Citadel Bulldogs at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State dropped one spot to No. 21 in this week’s AP Top 25, extending its streak to 59-straight weeks in the poll.

The Cyclones sit right behind Big 12 rivals West Virginia (No. 19) and Baylor (No. 20) then one spot ahead of Texas (No. 22) in the poll, which was released on Monday. Kansas (No. 5) is the highest ranked Big 12 team.

Kentucky is the nation’s new No. 1 team followed by Villanova, Indiana, North Carolina and the Jayhawks to round out the top five. Duke, Virginia, Arizona, Xavier and Louisville are the other five teams in the top 10.

Gonzaga, who the Cyclones potentially could meet later this week in the Advocare Invitational in Orlando, Fla., sit at No. 11. Iowa State will face Indiana State in the first game of the tournament on Thursday morning at 11:30.

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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