Ten Iowa State sports have begun play in 2013 or are nearing completion of their championship seasons.
Six of those Cyclone teams – women’s cross country, men’s cross country, volleyball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and wrestling – are ranked in the nation’s Top 25.
The only schools nationally with more ranked programs among the 10 sports at Iowa State that have their started seasons are: Stanford (8), Michigan (7) and North Carolina (7). The Cyclones’ six ranked sports equal the number at Florida State, Notre Dame and Wisconsin.
ISU is keeping keen company.
Here are the number of Top 25 programs each school has (among the sports of football, wrestling, men’s & women’s basketball, men’s & women’s cross country and women’s volleyball, soccer, swimming and tennis):
7: Michigan, North Carolina.
6: IOWA STATE, Florida State, Notre Dame, Wisconsin.
5: Duke, Florida, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Texas A&M, UCLA, Virginia.
4: Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Louisville, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, USC.
3: Arkansas, Auburn, California, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Marquette, Missouri, New Mexico, South Carolina, Syracuse.
2: Alabama, BYU, Clemson, Colorado State, Cornell, Creighton, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, LSU, Maryland, Mississippi, Northwestern, Portland, Princeton, Providence, Purdue, Tennessee, Texas Tech, UCF, UConn, Virginia Tech, Washington, West Virginia.
1: Bloomsburg, Boise State, Boston University, Butler, Central Michigan, Columbia, Dartmouth, DePaul, Denver, Eastern Kentucky, Edinboro, Fresno State, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Hawaii, Iona, Iowa, Lehigh, Memphis, Miami, Northern Arizona, Northern Illinois, Oregon State, Pitt, Rice, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Tulsa, UNI, Utah, Vanderbilt, VCU, Villanova, Washington State, William & Mary, Wichita State.
Note: Polls used for this data are those posted at ncaasports.com (as of 11/19/13)