Iowa State ranked in AP Poll for the first time since 2005

The stage is officially set for a top-25 matchup next weekend at Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa State has entered the AP Top 25 for the first time since 2005 at No. 25.

The Cyclones, who have won three straight games, will host No. 4 TCU next Saturday at 2:30 p.m. for homecoming in Ames. The Horned Frogs moved to 7-0 with a 43-0 win over Kansas Saturday night.

This will be the first game pitting a ranked Iowa State up with a top-five team at home since Nov. 11, 1973 when the Cyclones tied with No. 3 Nebraska at Clyde Williams Field.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for plenty more coverage leading up to the game.

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.