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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa football team will carry a perfect 3-0 record into Kinnick Stadium Saturday for its 2:30 p.m. date with North Texas. A win Saturday will undoubtedly nudge the Hawkeyes closer to cracking the national polls as one of the nation’s best college football teams in 2015.
The Hawkeyes did, however, enter Saturday as one of the nation’s “25 most dominant football programs,” according to Business Insider, an award-winning an American business, celebrity and technology news website that you can visit HERE.
Business Insider writer Cork Gaines, a graduate of the University of Iowa and Fordham University, who was a contributor at MLB Trade Rumors, and he has written for Yahoo Sports, Deadspin, and The Hardball Times, wrote the BI staff “used Niche’s college rankings — found HERE with the UI’s found HERE — (50% of score), games and championships won in the last 15 years (25%), and athletic department revenue generated by the football team (25%; provided by the NCAA).
Iowa checked in at No. 21 on the list. The Hawkeyes were one of six Big Ten Conference programs included in the list.
“Niche’s rankings are designed to give prospective students an idea of which schools have the best football atmosphere and are based on a number of factors that can be considered different ways to measure a program’s dominance (e.g. attendance, BCS wins),” Gaines added.
Iowa checked in at No. 21 on the list. The Hawkeyes were one of six Big Ten Conference programs included in the list. The Southeastern Conference boasted the nation’s top two programs and seven programs overall.
The PAC-12 Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference each had three teams noted while the Big 12 Conference had two. Notre Dame headed a list of four other programs to be included in this particular Top 25.
The common denominator? Twenty-one of the 25 programs had at least 200 student-athletes who advanced to the NFL as part of their history.
You can read the full story HERE.