Iowa Makes Prestigious List

Sept. 21, 2005

The University of Iowa football program has been ranked the 36th “Greatest College Football Program of All Time” according to Street & Smith.

The publication, which will be available for purchase in October, profiles its top 50 football programs. Each ranked football program received at least two pages in the book that feature a history of the program, key figures, as well as photos of highlights and stars.

Iowa boasts 19 consensus all-Americans, including 1939 Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick. The Hawkeyes have appeared in 20 bowl games and have won outright or shared 11 Big Ten titles, including two conference titles in the last three years. Iowa has played 1,067 games since beginning football in 1889. Iowa’s overall record is 543-486-39 (.527).

Iowa is one of eight Big Ten schools ranked. Michigan is ranked sixth, followed by No. 8 Ohio State, No. 12 Penn State, No. 15 Minnesota, No. 24 Michigan State, No. 36 Iowa, No. 37 Illinois and No. 43 Wisconsin. Notre Dame is the top-rated program, while Southern California is second.