Iowa State drops to No. 21 in College Football Playoff poll

Jack Macdonald

On Tuesday, the College Football Playoff committee sent out the second edition of the College Football Playoff poll. Iowa State dropped to No. 21 in the poll after its loss to West Virginia last Saturday. 

Last week the Cyclones made their first ever appearance in the poll when they were slotted at No. 15. The ranking came after they went 4-0 in the month of October and defeated then-No. 3 Oklahoma and then-No. 4 TCU in that span. 

The 20-16 loss at West Virginia dropped them to No. 24 in the AP Poll after they were slotted at No. 14 last week. 

Iowa, who beat the Cyclones 44-41 in overtime earlier this season, made their debut in the ranking at No. 20 after defeating then-No. 3 Ohio State last Saturday.

The Cyclones will take on Oklahoma State, who is ranked No. 15 in the College Football Playoff poll, this Saturday in Ames for their final home game of the season. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. on ABC/ESPN2.