Iowa State is ranked just outside of the AP top 25 this week. Tulane is the only school that is receiving more votes than Iowa State without being ranked slotting the Cyclones at 27. Even after a dominating performance in Morgantown, Iowa State is still on the outskirts of the polls.
Iowa State fans did sneak the Cyclones in at the 25 spot in their FanPulse poll, but were the only fanbase to do so. More importantly, Cyclone fans gave the program a 100% vote of confidence for the fourth time in six weeks (funny how that works). Across the Big 12, the undefeated Oklahoma Sooners are ranked top 5 consistently. Baylor, the only other undefeated team left in the conference, are the lowest ranked undefeated Power Five school.
Iowa State will almost be a lock to be ranked next week if they can seal the deal in Lubbock. That would be back to back road wins, and Texas Tech seems to be garnering more respect within the conference than most thought they would. They pushed Baylor to the breaking point in Waco this past weekend before losing double OT. It would be Iowa State’s first appearance in the poll since week 2.
FanPulse Heisman Voting
- Joe Burrow (LSU) - 35.2%
- Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma) - 24.4%
- Jonathan Taylor (Wisconsin) - 21.3%
- Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama) - 10.9%
- Justin Fields (Ohio State) - 6.2%
- Trevor Lawrence (Clemson) - 2%