The Mid-Morning Dump - 3/6/12

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RANKED AT LAST! Iowa State makes a return to the AP Poll at #25 after a 130 week absence. The news was released hours after Scott Christopherson said he thinks ISU not being ranked yet this season has been good for them. Has kept the team "extremely hungry". (h/t to Dan Tracy)

MORE BIG 12 HONORS! Chelsea Poppens was one of three players to be unanimously named to the 10 player (what?) All Big-12 First Team while Nikki Moody made the undermanned 5 player All-Freshman Team. - Big 12 Conference

LOVE FOR BABB. After getting left off the Big 12's All-Defensive Team, Fred Hoiberg lays a ton of praise on Chris Babb in his Monday press conference.

WE'RE GAINING ON TCU. TE Pierce Richardson was apparently tased and arrested after being awoken from being passed out in the hallway of a campustown apartment complex. He has been suspended indefinitely.

STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES. With all the buzz about the tournament and next year's roster, Kirk Haaland would like us to step back and enjoy the season the Cyclones are having.

PURDUE PALMS! SB Nation's updated Bracketology has us squaring off against Jerry Palm's alma mater in our first/technically second round.

BASKETBALL TRUMPS FOOTBALL. As it turns out, three basketball only members of the Big East voted down a motion to invite Penn State back in 1989.

TIRED OF SPORTS CRAZES? Matt Ufford and Dan Rubenstein look at past sports crazes in hilarious fashion.

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