Iowa still among nation's best in Coaches Poll
For once, Iowa didn’t continue its climb.
That wasn’t a product of anything the Hawkeyes did on Saturday. A 31-15 win against Maryland improved Iowa to 8-0 for the first time in six years.
It was more a product of what the rest of the Coaches Poll top 10 did. They won, as well. Naturally, Iowa held true at the No. 11 spot in the Coaches Poll.
It’ll be the first time in the brief history of the College Football Playoff poll that the Hawkeyes enter it unbeaten. The poll drops for the first time at 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday.
The Hawkeyes were the lone B1G unbeaten that was in action on Saturday. Ohio State and Michigan State both retained their spots at No. 1 and No. 6, respectively after the bye week. Michigan stayed at No. 17 after escaping Minnesota with a 29-26 win.
Iowa is 4-0 in B1G play and holds the tiebreaker against Wisconsin, which improved to 4-1 after demolishing Rutgers 48-10.
The Hawkeyes will travel to Bloomington take on Indiana next Saturday.