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Athlon tabs Iowa State as No. 2 in the Big 12

Preseason basketball magazines are starting to hit newsstands.

Athlon is high on the Cyclones.

The annual publication has picked Iowa State to place second in the Big 12 (behind Kansas) this season and has the Cyclones ranked 19th in its preseason top 25.

Also worth mentioning: Monte Morris is tabbed as a second-team All-American and in the Big 12 section, senior Matt Thomas is listed as the league’s most underrated player.

Athlon’s Big 12 predictions

1 – Kansas
2 – Iowa State
3 – Texas
4 – Baylor
5 – West Virginia
6 – Oklahoma
7 – Texas Tech
8 – Kansas State
9 – Oklahoma State
10 – TCU

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