Hawkeyes Sit at No. 9 in BCS Standings

Nov. 29, 2009

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa Hawkeyes climbed in the weekly Associated Press and USA Today Top 25 college rankings, moves that resulted in Kirk Ferentz’s squad elevating to No. 9 in this week’s Bowl Championship Series standings.

Iowa, which completed its 2009 regular season with a 10-2 record that included six wins against bowl eligible teams – most notably wins at Penn State, Wisconsin and Michigan State – is one of three Big Ten Conference teams included in the most recent BCS standings. The Hawkeyes rank behind Big Ten champion Ohio State (8th) and ahead of Penn State (11th).

The UI is eligible to participate in either the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, the FedEx Orange Bowl, or the Allstate Sugar Bowl as an at-large BCS selection. The official announcement of the pairings for the 2010 BCS games will be made next Sunday at 6 p.m.

Iowa jumped from 13th to 9th in this week’s Associated Press Top 25. The Hawkeyes also moved up in USA Today’s weekly elite list, jumping from 13th to 10th.

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Sunday’s BCS standings close a good week for the Hawkeyes. Last Monday, Ferentz was named Big Ten Coach of the Year for the third time in his career, junior Bryan Bulaga was named Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year, and 18 Hawkeyes were named all-Big Ten including Bulaga, Adrian Clayborn, Pat Angerer and Tyler Sash, who were consensus first-team selections.