Preseason Publication Tabs Iowa No. 17

May 6, 2004

Athlon Sports, publisher of America’s Premier Sports Annuals, is releasing its preseason Top 25 at Iowa checks in at No. 17.

Athlon Sports predicts Iowa to finish 3rd in the Big Ten.

OL Peter McMahon, DE Matt Roth and LBs Abdul Hodge and Chad Greenway are named preseason First-Team All-Big Ten.

DL Jon Babineaux and DB Jovon Johnson are named preseason Second-Team All-Big Ten.

OL Mike Jones is named preseason Third-Team All-Big Ten.

Iowa’s linebackers is rated No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 2 in the nation.

Iowa’s defensive line is rated No. 2 in the Big Ten.

Kyle Williams is rated the No. 5 incoming freshman in the Big Ten.

Magazines will hit newsstands on June 7. The Big Ten regional cover will feature Iowa’s Matt Roth. Magazines are available for pre-order at