Football

Iowa State ranked 15th in CFP poll

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications. 

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State football team is ranked No. 15 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings of 2017.

It marks the first time since the College Football Playoff was instituted in 2014 the Cyclones appeared in the CFP rankings.

Iowa State, currently tied for first in the Big 12 standings at 4-1 and 6-2 overall, has been the talk of college football with its current four-game winning streak.

Two of Iowa State’s recent victories were against Oklahoma and TCU, who are ranked No. 5 and No. 8 in the first CFP poll, respectively.

Iowa State is one of four teams with two victories over teams rated in this week’s CFP poll: No. 2 Georgia, No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 6 Clemson are the others. 

Iowa State’s victories over Oklahoma and TCU both occurred when the teams were ranked in the AP top-5, more than doubling its career total of wins against top-5 opponents (ISU was 1-54-2 prior to the season).

The Cyclones’ 4-1 conference start is the best five-game start in school history.

Iowa State, ranked No. 14 in this week’s AP Top-25 poll, will travel to West Virginia (5-3, 3-2 Big 12) this weekend. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. CT on ESPN2.

College Football Playoff Rankings – Oct. 31

1. Georgia
2. Alabama
3. Notre Dame
4. Clemson
5. Oklahoma
6. Ohio State
7. Penn State
8. TCU
9. Wisconsin
10. Miami
11. Oklahoma State
12. Washington
13. Virginia Tech
14. Auburn
15. Iowa State
16. Mississippi State
17. USC
18. UCF
19. LSU
20. North Carolina State
21. Stanford
22. Arizona
23. Memphis
24. Michigan State
25. Washington State

Chris Williams

administrator

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 CycloneNation.com (Scout.com). He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, CycloneReport.com 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.