IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s basketball team is ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press Top 25 released on Monday.
The Hawkeyes were ranked No. 2 in the final AP Poll last season. Iowa has spent 14 total weeks at No. 2 in program history.
The Hawkeyes were ranked No. 3 in the AP/WBCA Preseason Polls, which tied its program best. Iowa got off to a hot start winning three games in seven days against, FDU, No. 8 Virginia Tech, and Northern Iowa.
Iowa has 316 appearances in the AP Poll and the Hawkeyes rank 23rd for all-time appearances.
The Hawkeyes were also tabbed as the Big Ten preseason favorite. Senior Caitlin Clark was voted 2023-24 Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year, while being a unanimous First Team All-Big Ten selection.
The second-ranked Hawkeyes are set to host Kansas State on Thursday. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. (CT) inside a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The contest will air on FS1 and broadcast on the Hawkeye Radio Network.