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Iowa State picked sixth in preseason Big 12 poll

Jan 27, 2018; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Steve Prohm looks on during the first half against the Tennessee Volunteers at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State has been picked sixth in the Big 12’s preseason coaches poll. The Cyclones received 41 points in the voting, seven points behind co-fourth place finishers Texas and TCU.

Kansas was picked to win the Big 12 for the eighth consecutive year while receiving nine first-place votes, which is basically a unanimous selection considering coaches cannot vote for their own team.

Kansas State and West Virginia rounded out the top three, receiving 72 and 61 points, respectively. The Wildcats received one first-place vote, presumably from Kansas’ Bill Self.

Texas Tech and Oklahoma are picked seventh and eight in the poll while Baylor and Oklahoma State were unanimously selected in ninth and tenth place.

2018-19 Big 12 Preseason Poll

Team (1st Place Votes) Points
1. Kansas (9)* 81
2. K-State 72
3. West Virginia 61
T4. TCU 54
Texas 54
6. Iowa State 41
7. Texas Tech 36
8. Oklahoma 21
9. Baylor 20
10. Oklahoma State 10

Jared Stansbury

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Jared is in his sixth year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He's the site's lead reporter for ISU recruiting. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as the full-time staff writer in May 2016. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.