IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa picked up a win in its season-opening game, but didn’t pick up a spot in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, which was released Tuesday. The Hawkeyes received three votes in the poll.
The Hawkeyes outclassed Wyoming 24-3 on Saturday, containing quarterback Josh Allen, a projected first-round NFL draft pick. It was a strong showing by Iowa, but it wasn’t going to be enough to move the team into the polls. Iowa didn’t receive any votes in the preseason AP Top 25 poll.
Previous rankings (AP/Amway Coaches Poll): NR/NR
New rankings (AP/Amway Coaches Poll): NR/NR
What it means: Iowa is still a long way from true consideration for the rankings. That’s not a good thing or a bad thing. Poll voters will need to see plenty from the Hawkeyes before ranking them. This team may be a lot like the 2015 team in that regard. Iowa wasn’t ranked until it rattled off five straight wins to begin the season in 2015.
What’s next: Iowa (1-0) travels to Iowa State (1-0) on Saturday (noon CT, ESPN2).
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