IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa football team did not pick up any votes in the inaugural 2017 Associated Press rankings, which were released Monday.
The Hawkeyes ended the 2016 season unranked after climbing as high as 10th in the USA Today/Coaches Poll and 13th by The Associated Press. Iowa returned to the AP rankings at No. 25 after routing Nebraska 40-10 in the season finale. The Hawkeyes fell out after a 30-3 loss to Florida in the Outback Bowl.
Previous rankings (AP/Amway Coaches Poll): NR/NR
New rankings (AP/Amway Coaches Poll): NR/NR
What it means: Not much. Iowa received votes in the coaches poll, which shows it’s not totally forgotten. But the Hawkeyes might need to be 4-0 with a win against Penn State to crack the rankings this season. Iowa was 5-0 in 2015 before it entered the poll.
What’s next: Iowa plays host to Wyoming on Sept. 2 (11 a.m. CT, BTN).
Here’s a link to the AP poll.
Here’s a link to the Amway Coaches Poll.