https://cyclonefanatic.com/2018/06/stanz-too-early-big-12-mens-basketball-power-rankings/ 4 — Iowa State Cyclones Few teams have as wide of a range they can be placed in these rankings as the Cyclones. A path to topping Kansas and winning the league isn’t outside the realm of possibility to those of us who closely follow the program, while an outside observer could make a case for Iowa State entering the season as one of the league’s bottom-dwellers. Lindell Wigginton returns with a stated mission of being one of the best guards in college basketball. He has all the talent to do so and the supporting cast necessary to make some serious noise on the college basketball landscape this winter. Virginia transfer Marial Shayok gives Wigginton a highly-skilled and versatile running mate in the backcourt. Nebraska transfer Michael Jacobson will be a welcome addition of depth to the Cyclones’ frontcourt which is already pretty salty with Cameron Lard and Solomon Young returning. Throw in one of the best recruiting classes in school history, led by versatile four-star prospect Talen Horton-Tucker, a handful of other key rotational returners such as Nick Weiler Babb and it is hard to see the Cyclones missing the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row.