Iowa State falls six spots to No. 25 in this week’s AP Poll

Dec 1, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; The Iowa State Cyclones react during the second half against the Cincinnati Bearcats at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Cincinnati won 55-54. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Despite losing to Cincinnati last Thursday, the Iowa State Cyclones are in the AP Top 25 for the 61st-consecutive week. The Cyclones fell six spots from No. 19 to No. 25 in this week’s poll.

The previously unranked Bearcats climbed to No. 22 after the win at Hilton Coliseum. Villanova is the nation’s new No. 1 team followed by UCLA, Kansas, Baylor and Duke to round out the top five.

West Virginia at No. 15 is the only other Big 12 school in this week’s ranking. TCU did make an appearance in the receiving votes category after getting 33 points in the poll.

The Cyclones will take on Omaha on Monday at Hilton Coliseum in a 7 p.m. tip on


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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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