Iowa State men’s basketball: Cyclones move to eighth in AP poll despite Oklahoma loss


The Iowa State men’s basketball team moved up one spot to eighth in the Associated Press poll after defeating Baylor and losing to Oklahoma last week.

Jan 11, 2014; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners guard Jordan Woodard (10) reacts to a foul with Iowa State Cyclones guard Monte Morris (11) on the court in the scone half at Lloyd Noble Center. Oklahoma beat Iowa State 87-82. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Cyclones edged Oklahoma State by two votes with a total tally of 1,048 to claim the highest ranking for the Big 12 in the AP poll. Baylor now sits at 12th with 952 votes. In between all of that, San Diego State is at 10th and Ohio State is at 11th.

Kansas moved up three spots to 15th with 686 votes. Between them and the Bears are Kentucky at 13th and our in-state rivals, Iowa, at 14th after they beat the Buckeyes on Sunday afternoon.

Oklahoma made their debut on the poll at 25th, tied with UCLA with 103 votes. Kansas State drops out and sits (technically at 30th) with 25 votes.

Looking at the top of the list, Arizona still sits at first with 61 of the 65 first-place votes. Syracuse is at second with four first-place votes. Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Wichita State round out the top five.

Over on the Coaches poll, Oklahoma State is 8th, Iowa State is 10th, Baylor is 13th, and Kansas is at 18th. Oklahoma didn’t make that top 25 poll.

Over on the women’s side, the Cyclones also suffered their first loss of the season against Oklahoma State on Saturday night. They’re at 13th, dropping two spots, while the Cowgirls are now at 11th. The Coaches poll was not released at the time of the post.