Iowa: BCS's No. 20 Team

Nov. 11, 2003

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The nationally ranked Iowa Hawkeyes were one of six Big Ten Conference teams to earn a spot in this week’s Bowl Championship Series standings, checking in at No. 20.

The Hawkeyes’ total of 45.40 points was slightly better than that of this week’s opponent, Minnesota (47.52) and Michigan State (51.63). Ohio State (3rd), Michigan (8th) and Purdue (11th) paced the Big Ten.

Oklahoma and Southen Cal remained at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively.

Iowa and Minnesota will square off inside historic Kinnick Stadium Saturday at 11 a.m. The game will be televised live by ESPN. A limited number of tickets are still available for the annual battle for Floyd of Rosedale, the bronzed pig awarded to the winner of the annual game between the football teams of the two schools. It is also Senior Day and Fan Appreciation Day.

In addition to determining where Floyd lives for the next year, the game will impact national standings and invitations to post-season bowl games involving Big Ten teams. The winner on Saturday could still be in the hunt for a berth in one the league’s traditional New Year’s Day bowl games.