Found this article in the Sports Illustrated website with multiple analysts gushing about Iowa State this early in the season: https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2018/12/04/surprise-teams-wisconsin-iowa-state-michigan Found this other one on ESPN. If you scroll down to the Kansas section you'll read some good things about Iowa State. http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/25453041/real-fake-month-college-basketball-season "Iowa State seems to be the most dangerous challenger to Kansas right now. The Cyclones are playing top-20 offense and defense right now. And that's without Lindell Wigginton, who has been sidelined because of a left foot injury after averaging 16.1 points and connecting on 40 percent of his 3-pointers last season. Some NBA scouts believe the Cyclones have four pro prospects (Wigginton, Talen Horton-Tucker, Marial Shayok and Tyrese Haliburton). This is a fascinating, small-ball squad."