Iowa State jumps to No. 17 in new AP Poll

Iowa State men’s basketball continues to rise on the national scene.

The Cyclones checked in at No. 17 in the new AP Top-25 poll released on Monday, up two spots from their 2021-22 debut position last week.

Iowa State went 2-0 last week with wins over Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Creighton, moving the Cyclones to 8-0 on the season for the first time since 2015-16.

The Cyclones are one of four Big 12 teams in the ranking along with Baylor (No. 2), Texas (No. 7) and Kansas (No. 8). Oklahoma and Texas Tech each received votes for the poll, as did Iowa, which will visit Hilton Coliseum on Thursday to renew the annual Cy-Hawk rivalry in an 8 p.m. tip on ESPN2.

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.