Iowa State Men’s Basketball Receives a Vote in Coaches Poll

The top 25 rankings for week 11 were released on Monday, and Iowa State finally received some recognition after a solid start to the Big 12 season that almost saw the Cyclones take down Kansas.

Jan 9, 2013; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks center Jeff Withey (5) is called for a foul against Iowa State Cyclones guard Will Clyburn (21) in overtime at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won the game 97-89 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

It may be only 39th place and it was just one vote from a coach, but that’s where ISU sits. Should there be a little more praise for this team after almost upsetting the Jayhawks? Possibly, but that’s the difference between winning and losing. Assuming most of the country didn’t watch the whole game, they took it as Iowa State having a chance but squandering a lead and then letting Kansas control the overtime period.

Maybe it was Ben Jacobsen, Northern Iowa’s coach, who gave the Cyclones a vote to represent the state of Iowa. He’s one of the 31 coaches that votes in this year’s board.

No votes were received over in the AP poll.

The aforementioned Jayhawks are ranked fourth in both polls, including receiving a top 25 vote in the AP poll after both Duke and Michigan went down over the weekend. Kansas, along with four other teams, all received first place votes in the AP. Louisville, Indiana, and Duke round out the top 3 and all three of them received first-place votes in the AP and were the only ones to in the Coaches poll.

Kansas State moved up in both polls, reaching 16th in the AP and 18th in the Coaches. Other Big 12 teams receiving votes were Baylor in the AP poll and Oklahoma State in the Coaches poll.

Brian Spaen is the lead editor of Clones Confidential. Get more Cyclones coverage by following us on Twitter.

Topics: Basketball, Big 12, Iowa State Cyclones, Kansas Jayhawks

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