After a 13-day “break,” Iowa State traveled to Lubbock and brought home a victory to end the 2022 calendar year. The Cyclones hadn’t seen much movement in the AP Poll in recent weeks, but they rise four spots this week up to No. 11.
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Indiana’s loss to Michigan State shook up the top-5 for the first time since November, as they fall to 6th with Notre Dame and UConn jumping the Hoosiers.
Iowa State saw the biggest rise in the poll, as North Carolina fell the farthest, dropping 9 spots from 13th to 22nd.
The Cyclones remain the highest-ranked Big 12 team, Oklahoma not far behind at 17th, Kansas goes up to 21st, and Baylor sits still at 23rd. Texas also received votes.
ISU is in action twice this week, hosting West Virginia (Jan. 4, 6:30 pm, ESPN+) before heading to Norman to face Oklahoma (Jan. 8, 2 pm, ESPN2).