The Iowa State Cyclones have gotten off to a very good start this season. They are currently 10-0 and are ranked as high as No. 13. With that in mind, the Cyclones’ hot start should not surprise anyone.
Iowa State definitely lost its fair share of talent over the offseason, but players like Melvin Ejim and Georges Niang were expected to return and they did. Both players are averaging 15 or more points per game, so you could say that they have been pretty good so far.
This is a team that made the dance last year and fell three points short of upsetting the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes. A victory would have led to a Sweet 16 appearance, but that unfortunately did not happen for Iowa State.
The Cyclones may have lost some talent, but great players were set to return.
Many Big 12 teams lost a lot over the offseason, but the Cyclones were one of the teams that were still expected to compete for a conference title. Yes, Kansas and Oklahoma State entered the year with the most hype for obvious reasons, but the Cyclones weren’t expected to be too far behind.
Well, this team is the only undefeated one left in the Big 12 and their schedule has not been the easiest–already played and beat two ranked opponents.
Who knows if Iowa State will win the conference or not, but it certainly has the talent to do so. The Cyclones are off to a very hot start and no one should be surprised by that.