Probably, but not necessarily: AKs is probably in that range. Technically, 99 is ahead of AK.
Also, I've had card-dead runs MUCH longer than 70 hands. Consider that 99 might not even be in this villain's usual 3-bet range, but the villain is so bored with folding that they decided to take a stab.
Also, ranges have 'fuzzy edges' like clouds. Ranges are not the same for every position and every betting round. Consider raising UTG w/ AKs, then there's a 3-bet, a call and a 4-bet shove before the action gets back to you. Are you really thinking your AKs is good here?