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The Mid-Morning Dump: Top Ten, Baby

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The Cyclones have earned their best-ever preseason ranking

THATS TOPS The Cyclones came in at No. 8 in the USA Today AFCA poll yesterday, marking the program’s best-ever preseason ranking.

KICKING AND SCREAMING Iowa State may have a kicking battle on its hands, with Connor Assalley competing with Drake Nettles and Andrew Mevis for a full-time role this fall.

THERE’S A CHANCE Four-star wide receiver Bryson Rodgers, ranked 61st overall in the state of Florida, has included the Cyclones in his top-10. Other finalists include Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Penn State.

YOU CAN BET ON IT According to Yahoo Sports, the time is now to place your unwavering support with Iowa State.

LOL REALLY? As of right now, there’s four hours left on the below poll. Not surprisingly, the Cyclones are kicking the tar out of the Volunteers.

EXTENDED Colts coach Frank Reich and GM Chris Ballard each agreed to contract extensions, taking them through the 2026 season.

A BOLD STRATEGY Guard Dennis Schroder has agreed to a one-year, $5.9 million contract with Boston, after reportedly turning down a four-year, $80 million deal from the Lakers last season. Whoops.

DON’T BE SALTY So ... guess who loves their sodium? Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who was shown adding MORE SALT to a McGriddle in last night’s Hard Knocks premiere.