IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa women’s soccer team is ranked No. 23 nationally by Top Drawer Soccer. The ranking is Iowa’s highest by a major poll since the 2019 season, when the Hawkeyes reached a program-best No. 19 ranking in United Soccer Coaches Poll.
At 6-0-1 overall, Iowa is out to its hottest start since 2019, when the Hawkeyes won nine straight to start the year. The Hawkeye defense has been dominant, shutting out six opponents and allowing just one goal through seven contests. Iowa’s six clean sheets match last season’s total.
Iowa is one of three Big Ten programs ranked in the poll, alongside No. 3 Penn State (6-0-1) and No. 25 Nebraska (6-1-1). The Hawkeyes faced No. 10 Virginia on Sept. 7, resulting in a scoreless draw on the road.
Big Ten Conference play kicks off Sunday when Iowa hosts Illinois at 1 p.m. (CT) for Junior Hawk Day at the Iowa Soccer Complex.