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Iowa State Picked 3rd in Big 12, 7th in Top 25 Polls

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TWENTY-NINE MORE DAYS UNTIL THIS MATTERS, IF YOU'RE COUNTING

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Two major 2015-16 men's basketball coaches' polls were released today, and Iowa State found itself sitting about where most expected in each.

Way up there.

Around 9:30 this morning the Big 12 published its preseason coaches' poll, where the Cyclones sit at No. 3, just two points behind Oklahoma. Kansas, as expected, was your top vote-getter. Iowa State did receive one 1st place vote.

And hey, good for you, Ribbit.

About 90 minutes later, USA Today released its first Top 25 Coaches' Poll, and the Cyclones found themselves at 7th, trailing Kentucky, North Carolina, Maryland, Duke, Kansas (who all received 1st place votes) and Virginia.

Fellow Big 12 brethren Oklahoma (8th), Baylor (21st) and West Virginia (23rd) also cracked the top 25. Texas received 29 votes, good for 34th.

The Cyclones, as it appears below, will have 13 games scheduled against opponents who received votes in the poll.

USA Today Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PREV CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Kentucky Wildcats 38-1 749 11 NR 0 -
1 North Carolina Tar Heels 26-12 749 12 NR 0 -
3 Maryland Terrapins 28-7 723 5 NR 0 -
4 Duke Blue Devils 35-4 686 3 NR 0 -
5 Kansas Jayhawks 27-9 675 1 NR 0 -
6 Virginia Cavaliers 30-4 667 0 NR 0 -
7 Iowa State Cyclones 25-9 541 0 NR 0 -
8 Oklahoma Sooners 24-11 520 0 NR 0 -
9 Villanova Wildcats 33-3 498 0 NR 0 -
10 Arizona Wildcats 34-4 477 0 NR 0 -
11 Gonzaga Bulldogs 35-3 468 0 NR 0 -
12 Wichita State Shockers 30-5 461 0 NR 0 -
13 Michigan State Spartans 27-12 386 0 NR 0 -
14 California Golden Bears 18-15 350 0 NR 0 -
15 Indiana Hoosiers 20-14 312 0 NR 0 -
16 Utah Utes 26-9 250 0 NR 0 -
17 Wisconsin Badgers 36-4 181 0 NR 0 -
18 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 32-6 172 0 NR 0 -
19 LSU Tigers 22-11 163 0 NR 0 -
20 Vanderbilt Commodores 21-14 153 0 NR 0 -
21 Baylor Bears 24-10 145 0 NR 0 -
22 Butler Bulldogs 23-11 132 0 NR 0 -
23 West Virginia Mountaineers 25-10 125 0 NR 0 -
24 Purdue Boilermakers 21-13 110 0 NR 0 -
24 Connecticut Huskies 20-15 110 0 NR 0 -
Others Receiving Votes

Michigan 108; Louisville 93; Texas A&M 58; UCLA 48; Georgetown 45; Cincinnati 43; North Carolina State 36; Oregon 33; Texas 29; Xavier 25; Florida State 25; Miami (Fla.) 11; San Diego State 10; Iowa 8; Davidson 5; Boise State 5; Providence 5; Stephen F. Austin 2; Belmont 2; Ohio State 2; Tulsa 1; Dayton 1; Old Dominion 1; Marquette 1.