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Iowa State in Learfield Cup’s top-20 after fall seasons

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State finished 20th nationally and second in the Big 12 in the 2021-22 LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup Division I fall standings, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics announced Thursday. The Cyclones amassed 209 points in the fall sports season.

This marks Iowa State’s second-highest finish and point total through the fall standings in school history behind only fall 2017 when the Cyclones tied for 17th with 221 points.

The ISU men’s and women’s cross country teams were responsible for 90 and 69 points, respectively, thanks to Top 10 placements this season. The Cyclone men were national runners-up while the women placed ninth at the 2021 NCAA Championships.

Volleyball’s 15th NCAA Tournament appearance added 25 points to Iowa State’s total. On the gridiron, a season that saw football’s program-record fifth consecutive trip to a bowl game rounded out the Cyclones’ fall scoring.

Iowa State is off to a strong start this winter with its women’s basketball, men’s basketball, wrestling and gymnastics programs all ranked in the Top 25 nationally.

LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup Fall 2021 Standings
1. BYU – 368
2. Notre Dame – 360
3. Michigan – 354
4. Wisconsin – 339.50
5. Penn State – 298
6. North Carolina – 295.50
7. Washington – 283
8. Arkansas – 277
9. Florida State – 259
10. Pittsburgh – 248
11. Alabama – 247
12. Ole Miss – 243.50
13. Wake Forest – 243 
13. Minnesota – 243
15. Georgetown – 241
16. North Carolina State – 234  
17. Stanford – 223.50
18. Harvard – 221.50
19. Oklahoma State – 220
20. Iowa State – 209
21. Kentucky – 201
22. UCLA – 199
23. Villanova – 196
24. Texas – 186.50
25. Louisville – 186

Big 12 Standings
1. Oklahoma State – 220
2. Iowa State – 209
3. Texas – 186.50
4. West Virginia – 176
5. Baylor – 137.50
6. Kansas State – 70
    Texas Tech – 70
8. Oklahoma – 67.50 
9. Kansas – 64
    TCU – 64

Jared Stansbury

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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.

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