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New Iowa State basketball coach Steve Prohm is set to take over a program that's earned the highest preseason ranking in school history. Iowa State was tabbed as the 7th ranked team in the Associated Press poll released on Monday.

Iowa State's previous preseason high mark came when the 1996-97 team opened the season ranked #9.

The Cyclones will start the year as the second highest ranked team in the Big 12. The Kansas Jayhawks picked up the #4 spot.

Iowa State opens the season against Colorado on November 13.

Associated Press Preseason Top 25

1.       North Carolina

2.       Kentucky

3.       Maryland

4.       Kansas

5.       Duke

6.       Virginia

7.       Iowa State

8.       Oklahoma

9.       Gonzaga

10.   Wichita State

11.   Villanova

12.   Arizona

13.   Michigan State

14.   California

15.   Indiana

16.   Utah

17.   Wisconsin

18.   Vanderbilt

19.   Notre Dame

20.   Connecticut

21.   LSU

22.   Baylor

23.   Purdue

24.   Butler

25.   Michigan

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