A recent loss to Texas Tech, one of the Red Raiders' 9 total wins on the season, definitely hurts the resume a bit, but then again, Iowa State's win over Kansas State should help cancel that out in the mind'' of the NCAA Selection Committee. So where do the Cyclones stand as of now?
Iowa State lacks the wins to bolster their profile- posting just 2 wins over RPI Top 50 opponents- BYU and Kansas State and their only other win against an RPI Top 100 team was West Virginia, who will likely fall from the Top 100 by season's end. By comparisons' sake, 3 of ISU's 5 losses on the year have come to RPI Top 25 foes (Cincinnati, UNLV, Kansas), all away from home.
While Iowa State's non-conference schedule was not great, they will surely get tested coming up with Baylor, Oklahoma State and Kansas State and then finishing the season with Kansas, Oklahoma, OK State and West Virginia again. They'll need a few Top 50 wins to advance.