In the buildup to the most anticipated football season in Cyclone history, the hype train just got a big shot of nitrous oxide. Iowa State is ranked #21 in the preseason Associated Press poll. This is the first time since 1978 that Iowa State has been ranked in the preseason poll. The Cyclones entered that season at #20.
Oklahoma (#4) and Texas (#10) join Iowa State as the other Big 12 teams beginning the season in the poll.
Iowa State opens the season on August 31st at 11am against Northern Iowa. The game will air on FS1. Stay tuned to WRNL for anything football as we approach the season opener.