True they aren't foolproof and true that Ferentz and his staff have been known to turn lead into gold from time to time, but still - it would be nice to be ahead of the TEN, repeat TEN, BIG teams ahead of us. These lists might better reflect the direction the outside world sees our program headed rather than the actual quality of the personnel they claim to rank, but still - when we're only besting Minnesota in the rankings its safe to say all is most certainly not well in Hawkeye Football land. Hell, we finished behind Rutgers and Maryland in this ranking so its not as if their addition would have been any kind of emotional sedative. We're left, again, to hope that Iowa does what it seems to do best in recent memory defy expectations - hopefully for the better this year. Last year might have been the worst thing I have ever seen wear the black and gold.