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Cyclones drop one spot to No. 23 in CFP Poll

Sep 21, 2019; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Matt Campbell celebrates during their game against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones beat the Warhawks 72 to 20. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State’s closer than expected win over Kansas on Saturday was enough to keep the Cyclones in the latest College Football Playoff poll released on Tuesday, but it was not enough to keep them from falling one spot.

The Cyclones made their 10th appearance in the poll over the last three seasons when they were ranked No. 23 by the College Football Playoff Committee. Iowa State and Oklahoma State, which came in at No. 21 this week, are tied for the second-most appearances in the poll over the last three seasons, behind only No. 7 Oklahoma’s 16 appearances.

This week’s top-four remained the same, albeit in a slightly different order with Ohio State jumping LSU for the top spot followed by Clemson and Georgia.

Iowa State will be back in action on Saturday when they visit Kansas State for a 6 p.m. kick on FS1.

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.