Iowa State’s 2023 win total opens at 5.5

The first college football win totals have arrived via DraftKings Sportsbook.

Iowa State has opened at 5.5 wins for the 2023 season after its 4-8 campaign last season. Only three teams in the Big 12 opened with a lower win total than the Cyclones.

Oklahoma and Texas both opened at 9.5 wins while Kansas State came in at 8.5. TCU, Texas Tech and Baylor all opened at 7.5 wins. Kansas, Oklahoma State and UCF are at 6.5 while BYU’s opening total is six.

Houston, Cincinnati and West Virginia rounded out the league at 4.5 wins.

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