UPDATE: New Big 12 Tournament seeding scenarios

Baylor just beat West Virginia so with that, here are some updated Big 12 Tournament seeding scenarios for Iowa State.

Play around for yourself here. 

If Iowa State beats Oklahoma State and West Virginia…

Then no matter what, Iowa State will be the 2-seed in Kansas City vs. in a matchup likely vs. Texas Tech or Oklahoma.

If Iowa State beats Oklahoma State and loses to West Virginia…

Iowa State would be the 4-seed in Kansas City. If Iowa State plays as the 4-seed, it is all but guaranteed that it would be against Oklahoma State as the 5.

If Iowa State loses to Oklahoma State but beats West Virginia…

Then Iowa State would be the 2-seed likely vs. Kansas State or Texas.

If Iowa State loses both games…

The worst-case scenario is a 5-seed, assuming that Oklahoma State would beat Kansas on Saturday. Still, Oklahoma State would be the 4-seed so the Kansas City matchup wouldn’t change at all.

One other scenario to watch…

If Iowa State beats Oklahoma State but loses to West Virginia, the Cyclones can still be the 3-seed if Texas was to beat Baylor this weekend. The 3-seed matchups up with the 6, who I am projecting to be TCU.

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.