Cyclones back in AP Poll after win over OU

Oct 3, 2020; Ames, Iowa, USA; Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell argues a call during their football game at Jack Trice Stadium. Oklahoma takes a 17-13 lead over ISU into halftime. Mandatory Credit: Brian Powers-USA TODAY Sports

After a few weeks outside of the polls, the Cyclones are back.

Iowa State jumped back into the AP Top-25 on Sunday at No. 24 following the program’s 37-30 win over Oklahoma, which marked the first home win over the Sooners since 1960. Notably, the Sooners dropped out of the poll for the first time since late Sept. 2016 after OU’s first back-to-back conference losses since 1998.

Iowa State started the season at No. 23 in the preseason AP Poll, but dropped out following the team’s season-opening loss to Louisiana. The Ragin’ Cajuns currently sit at No. 23 in the ranking.

This is the Cyclones’ 53rd week in the AP Poll in program history — and the 13th time since 2017.

Only two other Big 12 teams are currently in the poll with Oklahoma State slated at No. 10 and Texas at No. 22. Kansas State is the first team outside of the rankings while TCU is fifth in the receiving votes category.

Iowa State will host Texas Tech next weekend for a 2:30 p.m. kick on ABC.

Jared Stansbury


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