The first USA Today Coaches Poll of the year is out, and Iowa State came in 8th, easily the highest preseason ranking in program history.
USA Today's preseason coaches poll pic.twitter.com/GGKivRnhjI— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) August 10, 2021
Oklahoma at #3 is the only higher-ranked Big 12 team. Texas at #19 and Oklahoma State at #22 round out the Big 12’s representation in the poll.
As of right now, CyHawk projects to be a top-20 matchup (not top-15 like many had originally projected), and will probably be the most important matchup in series history.
The preseason AP Poll is due out in a couple weeks, so we’ll see where Iowa State’s “official” ranking ends up.