Iowa No. 24 in AP, USA Today and BCS Lists

Nov. 21, 2010

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Apparently, those who cast votes in the two national polls have done their homework and have agreed: A team that has lost three Big Ten Conference games by a total of eight points is deserving of a position in the Top 25.

The Hawkeyes will travel to Minnesota for their annual battle for Floyd of Rosedale – the bronzed pig that is the property of the team that wins the Iowa-Minnesota football game each year – as the No. 24 team in the Associated Press and USA Today Top 25 polls. The UI is also No. 24 in this week’s Bowl Championship Series standings.

Iowa and Minnesota square off at 2:30 p.m. , Iowa time, in Minneapolis. The game will be televised live to a national audience by the Big Ten Network.

Oregon, Auburn, Texas Christian, Boise State and LSU are Nos. 1 through 5.

This is Iowa’s 38th 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)

For more complete information about the BCS, visit Click HERE to review the full poll.

Here is the bowl line-up for the Big Ten Conference, by date of game – not order of selection:

  • Jan. 1 – Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO, Pasadena, Calif./Rose Bowl
  • Jan. 1 – Capital One Bowl, Orlando, Fla./Florida Citrus Bowl
  • Jan. 1 – Outback Bowl, Tampa/Raymond James Stadium
  • Jan. 1 – Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fla./Municipal Stadium
  • Jan. 1 – TicketCity Bowl, Dallas/Cotton Bowl
  • Dec. 29 – Texas Bowl, Houston/Reliant Stadium
  • Dec. 28 – Insight Bowl, Tempe, Ariz./Sun Devil Stadium
  • Dec. 26 — Little Caesars Bowl, Detroit/Ford Field