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Iowa State Closes Regular Season Ranked No. 23

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In the final poll before the postseason, Iowa State gained one spot.

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A few days before Iowa State will try to win their third Big 12 Tournament title in four years, the Cyclones have been ranked 23rd in the country. Steve Prohm and company had a tough week playing some of the Big 12’s best in Oklahoma State and West Virginia. When the dust settled, they ended up in a three-way tie for second place and with the 4-seed in the Big 12 Tournament.

As for the rest of the conference, Kansas continues to have a hold on the #1 ranking in the country. Baylor is ranked 9th and West Virginia fell to 11th in the rankings. Meanwhile, Oklahoma State received 23 votes after their two losses this past week.

The power conferences will now begin their conference tournaments this week, which should supply fans with some great basketball to watch. The Big 12 Tournament kicks off on Wednesday night, with the first game being TCU vs Oklahoma.

Iowa State will take on Oklahoma State in the 4/5 game on Thursday morning at 11:30 a.m. You can watch the game on ESPN2.

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RK TEAM RECORD PTS
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kansas (59) 28-3 1,619
2 Villanova (2) 28-3 1,517
3 UCLA (3) 28-3 1,487
4 Gonzaga (1) 30-1 1,430
5 Oregon 27-4 1,364
6 North Carolina 26-6 1,291
7 Arizona 27-4 1,252
8 Kentucky 26-5 1,182
9 Baylor 25-6 1,084
10 Louisville 24-7 1,047
11 West Virginia 24-7 958
12 SMU 27-4 849
13 Purdue 25-6 839
14 Duke 23-8 667
15 Cincinnati 27-4 634
16 Florida State 24-7 631
17 Florida 24-7 617
18 Butler 23-7 538
19 Saint Mary's 27-3 456
20 Wichita State 30-4 401
21 Virginia 21-9 400
22 Notre Dame 23-8 394
23 Iowa State 20-10 147
24 Wisconsin 23-8 139
25 Maryland 24-7 47
Others Receiving Votes: Middle Tennessee (27-4) 28; Oklahoma State (20-11) 23; Minnesota (23-8) 22; Michigan (20-11) 16; Dayton (24-6) 11; Seton Hall (20-10) 9; Southern California (23-8) 6; Providence (20-11) 5; Vermont (27-5) 3; VCU (24-7) 2; Arkansas (23-8) 2; Wake Forest (18-12) 2; Miami (Fla.) (20-10) 2; Princeton (21-6) 1; Creighton (23-8) 1; UNC-Wilmington (28-5) 1; Michigan State (18-13) 1