Iowa cracks top 25 for first time
In case there was any doubt, Iowa is a top-25 team.
The Hawkeyes showed that much in the first month of the season and solidified that notion with a 10-6 win against No. 19 Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium.
On Sunday, the polls reflected Iowa’s 5-0 start. The Hawkeyes moved all the way up to No. 23 in the Coaches Poll for their first appearance in the top 25 this season. They replaced Wisconsin as the fifth B1G team in the poll.
It marked the first time Iowa cracked the poll since 2010. The 5-0 start is Iowa’s first since the 2009 Orange Bowl season.
Iowa got to that point by beating its first ranked opponent in four years. The six points allowed marked the first time in two years in which the Hawkeyes held an opposing offense without a touchdown.
Desmond King fueled the Hawkeyes with two interceptions, to give him a nation-leading five on the season. Those were two of four turnovers the Hawkeyes forced.
The Hawkeyes will look to continue their fast start when they host Illinois.