Where Vegas sees Iowa State stacking up in 2018

Gambling advice: Head to Vegas and slap 10 bucks down on the Cyclones now!

Following last night’s National Championship game where Bama edged Georgia in overtime, all of the “way too early” previews for 2018 are surfacing today online.

Let’s head to the desert for national title odds in 2018….

BOOM. There are the Cyclones at 200 to 1! So you’re telling me there’s a chance!

This means nothing but is fun to see. Iowa State rarely is even mentioned in football odds because, you know, the program has been nationally irrelevant for so long. Oddsmakers have taken note of the Cyclones, so that’s a plus.

If you’re into this sort of thing, Alabama is again the odds-on favorite for 2018 at 5/2. Rounding out the top five is Clemson at 6/1, Ohio State at 8/1, Georgia at 8/1 and Michigan at 10/1.

The Big 12 odds…

Oklahoma, 18/1
Texas, 25/1
West Virginia, 40/1
TCU, 60/1
Oklahoma State, 100/1
Kansas State, 100/1
Iowa State, 200/1
Texas Tech, 500/1
Baylor, 500/1
Kansas, 1000/1

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.