Women's Basketball

WBB: Cyclones start season No. 15 in AP Top-25

Ashley Joens

The NCAA Women’s basketball season kicks off in 15 short days, and the Cyclones will tip-off with their highest ranking since 2001.

Iowa State, on Tuesday, was tabbed at No. 15 in the initial AP Poll – its highest start since they were No. 8 nearly 20 years ago.

The intrigue to start the year will be sky high for the Cyclones, who last hit the floor in February to upset Baylor in their final game of the 2019-20 season.

Iowa State is one of two Big 12 programs ranked in the poll, joining No. 4 Baylor.

Only one Big 12 school was tabbed under the receiving votes category in Texas, who was the first team out.

Iowa State will face No. 1 South Carolina when the Gamecocks come to town on December 6.

The Cyclones will begin their season against Omaha before the end of the month on Wednesday, November 25. The game is scheduled to tipoff at noon.


Connor Ferguson


Connor will be covering women’s basketball for Cyclone Fanatic during the 2018-19 season. He is currently a junior enrolled at Iowa State and is studying journalism at Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism. Connor also covers a variety of sports around the state of Iowa, including Indoor football and motorsports for Last Word on Sports. He also appears on-air four times a week covering high school football for 1460 KXnO, college football for his own podcast, and professional sports for 88.5 KURE – Iowa State’s student radio station.

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