Now that we are two weeks into the 2021 college football season, the rankings are looking nothing like anyone thought they would, and for Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, a No. 5 ranking couldn’t have been in his plans — and he doesn’t care.

Thanks to the upset of then No. 3 Ohio State at the hands of Oregon, the top spot in the B1G is up for grabs, and the Hawkeyes dismantling of then No. 9 Iowa State in the Cy-Hawk Classic gave Iowa a big boost in the eyes of the AP voters.

The excitement among those in the Hawkeyes fan base hasn’t been this high since 2015, but there is a realistic anticipation that Iowa could end the season on the top of the B1G West.

First they have to look at one game at a time, with Mid-America Conference opponent Kent State on the slate first.

Ferentz took to the podium on Tuesday to discuss the matchup, give an injury update on offensive lineman Kyler Schott, and dis-spell any excitement about the new ranking in the polls.

Here is more of what Ferentz had to say.