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Iowa State moves up to No. 20 in newest AP Poll

Nov 11, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Savannah State Tigers forward Jordan Gaines (14) defends Iowa State Cyclones forward Solomon Young (33) at James H. Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones beat the Tigers 113-71.  Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State’s streak of consecutive weeks in the AP Top 25 has reached 58. The Cyclones moved up four spots in this week’s poll to No. 20, one spot behind Big 12 rival West Virginia.

Kansas (No. 7) and Texas (No. 23) are the other Big 12 teams in the poll. Duke still sits on top of the ranking followed by Kentucky, Villanova, Oregon and North Carolina to round out the top five.

Future Iowa State opponent Cincinnati made its season debut in the poll at No. 24. Cal was the other new team to join the ranking at No. 25.

The Cyclones host Mount St. Mary’s tonight at 7 in Hilton Coliseum on Cyclones.tv.

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.