Iowa Holds Steady in Polls

Sept. 26, 2010

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa football team pretty much held steady in the eyes of the voters after Week 4 of the 2010 college football season was finally put into the books.

Iowa moved up one position to 17th in the weekly poll by Associated Press after waltzing to 45-0 victory Saturday over Ball State inside historic Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes held steady at No. 18 in the USA Today poll of college football coaches.

Kirk Ferentz’s squad will entertain Penn State Saturday night at 7 in the team’s Big Ten Conference season opener that will be televised live to a national audience by ESPN. The Nittany Lions are ranked 22nd by AP and No. 20 by USA Today.

Iowa and PSU are two of six Big Ten teams included in the polls. That list includes Ohio State – which sits at No. 2 in both – Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State.

Alabama, Ohio State, Boise State, Oregon and Texas Christian ranks No. 1 through No. 5 in each Top 25.

Saturday night’s game at Kinnick has been designated Black and Gold Spirit Nights. Fans are encouraged to wear black or gold, depending on the seat location. Click HERE for the map.