Iowa Climbs to No. 8

Sept. 6, 2005

The Iowa Hawkeyes, powered by their 56-0 victory over Ball State last Saturday inside historic Kinnick Stadium, have climbed to the No. 8 position in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 and USA Today’s Top 25.

The Hawkeyes are one of three Big Ten Conference teams in the top 10 of each list, joining league peers Michigan and Ohio State. Purdue is the only other Big Ten team to appear in either list. Iowa, the No. 8 team in the final college football polls a year ago, collected 1, 146 points in the AP poll and 1,120 in the USA Today list.

Iowa travels to Ames Saturday for a 2:30 p.m. date with instratstate rival Iowa State. That game will be televised live by ABC Sports to roughly 60 percent of the country. Iowa completes its non-conference schedule on Sept. 17 when it entertains Northern Iowa at Kinnick. Approximately 500 “single tickets” remain available for purchase for that contest.

Iowa State is listed among “Other Teams Receiving Votes” in both polls.

The Hawkeyes open defense of the 2004 Big Ten Conference championship against Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio on Sept. 24.

Click HERE for a look at the current Associated Press and USA Today college football polls.