Oct 27, 2018; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones linebacker Marcel Spears Jr. (42) celebrates with defensive back Brian Peavy (10) after returning an interception for a touchdown against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones beat the Red Raiders 40-31. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports
The Iowa State football team’s status keeps trending upward.
Case in point: The results of the Big 12 preseason media poll — which were revealed today.
And it wasn’t very close in terms of separation from TCU, which was projected to finish fourth.
The Sooners received 68 of a possible 77 first-place votes. The Longhorns received the remaining eight. Coach Matt Campbell’s Cyclones obviously didn’t garner any first-place votes, but did accrue 589 total points — 115 more than the Horned Frogs.
Oklahoma tallied 761 points and Texas totaled 696.
— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) July 10, 2019