Iowa No. 18 in BCS List

Oct. 24, 2010

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The nationally ranked Iowa Hawkeyes will square off against one of the nation’s last seven remaining unbeaten teams and the No. 5 squad in this week’s Bowl Championship Series standings when they entertain Michigan State in the fifth annual “Blackout Saturday.”

The Hawkeyes, the BCS’s No. 18 team, and Spartans will square off shortly at 2:30 p.m. Iowa time Saturday inside historic Kinnick Stadium. The game will be televised live by ABC and ESPN.

Iowa is one of four Big Ten Conference teams in the elite list: Michigan State (5th), Wisconsin (10th) and Ohio State (11th) are ahead of the Hawkeyes, who defeated Georgia Tech in last year’s FedEx Orange Bowl – Iowa’s second BCS game under Kirk Ferentz.

Auburn ascended to the No. 1 position after its victory Saturday over LSU, which fell from No. 6 to No. 12. Oregon, Boise State, Texas Christian, and Michigan State round out the top five. They are followed by Missouri, Alabama, Utah, and Oklahoma.

This is Iowa’s 34rd total appearance in the BCS poll which is now in its 13th season. This year’s BCS schedule is as follows:

  • The Rose Bowl, Jan. 1, 3:30 p.m. Iowa time (ESPN)
  • Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Jan. 1, 7:30 p.m. Iowa time (ESPN)
  • Discover Orange Bowl, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. Iowa time (ESPN)
  • Allstate Sugar Bowl, Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m. Iowa time (ESPN
  • Tostitos BCS National Championship Game, Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m. Iowa time (ESPN)

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