Iowa State drops to No. 24 in newest AP Poll

Nov 4, 2017; Morgantown, WV, USA; Iowa State Cyclones running back David Montgomery (32) runs the ball during the fourth quarter against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State fell 10 spots to No. 24 in the newest Associated Press poll released on Sunday following its 20-16 loss on the road at West Virginia. The Cyclones also fell to No. 23 in the new edition of the USA Today Coaches Poll.

Oklahoma State fell one spot to No. 12, setting up another top-25 matchup in Ames as the Cowboys will visit Jack Trice Stadium next Saturday for an 11 a.m. kick. West Virginia reentered the poll at No. 23 with its win over the Cyclones.

The Big 12 has five teams ranked in this week’s poll with Oklahoma (No. 5) and TCU (No. 8) rounding out the group. Iowa also climbed back into the rankings at No. 25 following its dominant win over Ohio State on Saturday.

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