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The Mid-Morning Dump: Reviewing Expectations Edition

So, what exactly does last weekend’s close-call mean for the remainder of the season?

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IT’S A TIE The latest AP poll has the Cyclones tied with Nebraska at No. 25, the first time that’s happened since 2012. That drop may dash the hope for “College Ames Day,” at least for now. Sadly, Iowa State dropped from the coaches poll.

SO WHAT DOES IT MEAN? It’s too early to tell, but that doesn’t stop pundits from trying to predict game-by-game results, or potential bowl destinations.

OUR STOCK FELL A LITTLE, but while we may have been a bit too hard on the Cyclones, other outlets dropped them slightly, and some didn’t move them at all.

AND WHILE WE EYE THE PRESENT Uncle Randy catches a glimpse at the future of the team.

ELSEWHERE AROUND CAMPUS the volleyball team is off to a fast start, and former ISU golfer Chris Baker has earned is going pro.

MAKIN BANK Sources say Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys have come to terms on a six-year extension.

WINDING DOWN Roger Federer is starting to show signs that he’s actually human.

THE NATIONALS, MEANWHILE looked like a very youthful bunch in a historic comeback.