Iowa State picked to finish 9th in Big 12

The Big 12 announced its preseason media poll on Wednesday and to nobody’s surprise, the Oklahoma Sooners were picked to be the league’s top team in 2016.

Iowa State was picked to finish ninth.

The Sooners picked up 24 first-place votes to earn the top spot followed by TCU, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Texas, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Kansas State and the Cyclones. Kansas was the overwhelming pick to finish last in the conference.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on this story later today.


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.

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