In what is building up to be the most anticipated football season in Iowa State history, got another boost today. Iowa State is ranked #21 in the preseason poll. This is the first time since 1978 that Iowa State has been ranked in the preseason poll. The Cyclones entered that season at #20.
Oklahoma(#4) and Texas(#10) join Iowa State as the other Big 12 teams beginning the season in the poll. The team out east is also ranked #20 in the initial poll.
Iowa State opens the season on August 31st at 11am against Northern Iowa. The game will air on FS1.