Iowa Up, Down in Polls

Sept. 12, 2010

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa football team, 2-0 in 2010 after cruising to a 35-7 victory Saturday over intrastate rival Iowa State Saturday inside historic Kinnick Stadium, held firm in one Top 25 poll and slipped a notch in another Sunday.

The Hawkeyes were the No. 9 ranked team in the Associated Press’ Top 25 for the second straight week, but loss seven total points, collecting 1,037 this week compared to 1,044 a week ago. Iowa dropped on notch to 10th in the USA Today poll after the voters moved Oklahoma into the No. 9 position following the Sooners’ victory over Florida State.

The top three teams remained the same in both polls: Defending national champion Alabama came in at No. 1 followed by Ohio State and Boise State. TCU and Oregon were Nos. 4 and 5 in the AP poll; Texas and TCU completed the top five in the coaches poll.

The Big Ten Conference also had representation from Wisconsin (11/11) Michigan (20/22) and Penn State (22/20).

Iowa’s next opponent – Arizona next Saturday night in Tucson – is ranked 24th by Associated Press and 18th by USA Today. Like the Hawkeyes, the Wildcats have cruised to a pair of season-opening victories.