For the first time in 12 years the Hawkeyes are ranked in the top 10.
They’re right on the cut line at 10th. You have to go back to the Reggie Evans, Luke Recker days to find the last time Iowa cracked the top 10.
So far the Hawks are living up to pre-season expectations as they rolled over Minnesota on Sunday by 21.
Hawkeyes are now 15-3 overall, 4-1 in the Big 10. They have another big game on Wednesday at Michigan.
The fortunes are different in Ames.
After two losses in the same week and three straight, the Cyclones make one of the biggest drops in the latest top 25 poll.
Iowa State now checks in at number 16.
The Cyclones have a huge four game stretch coming up starting Saturday at home against 22nd ranked Kansas State. It’s an early tipoff, 12:45 p.m. from Hilton Coliseum.