Cyclones Move Up in AP Top 25 After Routing Kansas State


AMES, Iowa — After playing their most complete game of the season Saturday, the Iowa State Cyclones moved up two spots in the AP Top 25 football rankings.

The Cyclones are ranked No. 15 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll released on Sunday.

The Cyclones (6-2) cruised to their most-lopsided win over Kansas State in 77 years, beating the Wildcats 45-0 in Ames. Iowa State remains in first place in the Big 12 after improving to 6-1 in the conference and matching the school record for league wins.

Brock Purdy passed for 236 yards and three touchdowns in the victory. Breece Hall was Iowa State’s leading rusher with 135 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.

Iowa State plays at No. 20 Texas on Friday. The Cyclones can clinch a spot in the Big 12 championship game, but the Longhorns would be in prime position with a victory. Iowa State and Texas kick off at 11 a.m. on ABC.


  1. Alabama
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Ohio State
  4. Clemson
  5. Texas A&M
  6. Florida
  7. Cincinnati
  8. Brigham Young
  9. Oregon
  10. Miami (FL)
  11. Northwestern
  12. Indiana
  13. Georgia
  14. Oklahoma
  15. Iowa State
  16. Coastal Carolina
  17. Marshall
  18. Wisconsin
  19. USC
  20. Texas
  21. Oklahoma State
  22. Auburn
  23. Louisiana-Lafayette
  24. Tulsa
  25. North Carolina


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