Iowa Climbs in National Polls

Oct. 3, 2010

IOWA CITY, IowaThe nationally ranked University of Iowa football team climbed a few rungs on the ladders of the two national polls following its 24-3 victory over previously nationally ranked Penn State Saturday evening inside historic Kinnick Stadium.

The Hawkeyes, 4-1 overall and 1-0 in Big Ten Conference play heading into their bye week, are ranked No. 15 in both the Associated Press and the Today Top 25’s. The move in AP list was two slots; the UI jumped three positions in the coaches poll.

Iowa is one of five Big Ten teams in the AP list and one of six in the USA Today poll. Ohio State is No. 2 in both, behind defending national champion Alabama and ahead of Oregon, Boise State and Texas Christian in each.

Interestingly, Southern Cal, Texas and Penn State – three programs synonymous with college football – fell out of the AP rankings after suffering losses in conference games last weekend. Texas and Penn State also fell out the coaches poll. USC is not eligible for that list due to NCAA rules violations.

Click HERE to review both polls.

Iowa’s next game is Saturday, Oct. 16, at Michigan. The Hawkeyes and Wolverines kick off shortly after 2:30 p.m. Iowa time. The game will be televised live by ABC.