The Gaels are 16-4 with losses to unranked Northern Arizona at home, unranked Boise State at home and unranked St. John's on the road. They have zero wins over ranked opponents, zero wins against top-50 RPI opponents, and their best win is a win over a seven-loss BYU team that's also lost to San Diego and Pepperdine.
The Buckeyes are still only still getting AP votes because they were getting them in the preseason, it seems. They've played 19 games and have zero so-called quality wins. They're 0-5 against top-50 RPI teams.
Kansas, Syracuse and Arizona are the only schools in the country with more top-50 RPI wins than Iowa State. And yet the Cyclones are 17th in one poll and 19th in the other. That just doesn't make much sense.