IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa’s unimpressive 14-7 win at Rutgers on Saturday failed to convince coaches (or their subordinates) that the Hawkeyes deserve to stay in the Coaches Poll.
Iowa (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) fell from No. 25 to unranked in the Coaches Poll on Sunday morning. In reality, it was a one-spot drop with unbeaten San Diego State (3-0) entering the rankings. The Hawkeyes received the most points among unranked teams.
In the AP Top 25, Iowa remained unranked with only 25 points.
Few teams can match the Hawkeyes’ chaotic ranking profile this month. In the Coaches Poll, Iowa opened the season at No. 15, moved up to 10th after a season-opening win against Miami of Ohio then slipped to the 11th spot after pounding Iowa State 42-3. The Hawkeyes then fell from 11th to 25th after losing 23-21 to FCS North Dakota State on Sept. 17.
As for the AP Poll, Iowa opened the season 17th, moved up to 16th after the opener then to 13th after the Iowa State win. The Hawkeyes dropped out of the poll following the North Dakota State loss.