Iowa State moves up two spots to No. 8 in the latest Associated Press poll


Iowa State tight end Charlie Kolar stiff-arms an Oklahoma defender after catching a pass during the game against Oklahoma on Oct. 3, 2020 at Jack Trice Stadium.

Zane Douglas

The Iowa State Cyclones earned another top 10 ranking in the latest Associated Press poll, this time improving two spots and checking in at No. 8, the highest ranking in program history.

The Cyclones surpassed previously No. 6 Florida, who lost 37-34 to LSU, and No. 9 Miami, who was blown out 62-26 to North Carolina.

The ranking is the highest all season for the Cyclones and is only the second game in the top 10.

Iowa State is also on a five-game winning streak, dating back to an Oct. 31 win over Kansas, with its last loss coming on Oct. 24 against Oklahoma State.

The No. 8 Cyclones will head down to Arlington, Texas, to take on No. 12 Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship on Saturday.