Idle Iowa climbs in AP poll
Who needs to play to move up in the polls?
Certainly unbeaten Iowa doesn’t. The Hawkeyes’ resume speaks for itself.
And it also helps when two top-10 teams fall. That opened up the door for Iowa to jump two spots into the top 10 in the latest Associated Press poll.
It marked the Hawkeyes’ highest ranking since the beginning of the 2010 season. That also happens to be the program’s first 7-0 start since it was 9-0 in the 2009 Orange Bowl season.
The Hawkeyes will presumably be the favorite in each of their remaining five games. They also hold the tiebreaker against Wisconsin, which improved to 3-1 in the B1G with a road win at Illinois.
Iowa could be without one of the B1G’s leading rushers, Jordan Canzeri, who went down with an ankle injury in the Hawkeyes’ 40-10 win against Northwestern. But they could be getting opening day LeShun Daniels back from his ankle injury.
If not, third-string tailback Akrum Wadley is coming off a four-touchdown day that earned him B1G Offensive Player of the Week honors, which Canzeri won the previous week.
The Hawkeyes will host Maryland next Saturday at 2:30 p.m.