POLL WATCH: Iowa Moves Up in AP, Coaches Poll Rankings

"You guys know we're still gonna be ranked ahead of you even if you beat us, right?" - Ryan Young

How far did Iowa move up in the polls after their win over Ohio State? Read on.

After a brief hiatus, POLL WATCH returns! Did you miss us? Probably not. Anyway, on with the show...

AP Top 25 Poll -- January 13, 2014

Rank Team Record Pts
1 Arizona Wildcats (61) 17-0 1,621
2 Syracuse Orange (4) 16-0 1,560
3 Wisconsin Badgers 16-0 1,482
4 Michigan St. Spartans 15-1 1,442
5 Wichita St. Shockers 17-0 1,300
6 Villanova Wildcats 15-1 1,289
7 Florida Gators 13-2 1,205
8 Iowa St. Cyclones 14-1 1,048
9 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 14-2 1,046
10 San Diego St. Aztecs 14-1 1,020
11 Ohio St. Buckeyes 15-2 979
12 Baylor Bears 13-2 952
13 Kentucky Wildcats 12-3 912
14 Iowa Hawkeyes 14-3 831
15 Kansas Jayhawks 11-4 686
16 UMass Minutemen 14-1 579
17 Memphis Tigers 12-3 536
18 Louisville Cardinals 14-3 525
19 Cincinnati Bearcats 15-2 405
20 Creighton Bluejays 14-2 329
21 Colorado Buffaloes 14-3 328
22 Pittsburgh Panthers 15-1 299
23 Duke Blue Devils 12-4 193
24 Saint Louis Billikens 15-2 148
25 Oklahoma Sooners 13-3 103
25 UCLA Bruins 13-3 103

Iowa moves up from 20th to 14th in the new AP poll, a 6-spot move that ties them with Creighton for the second-biggest jump in that poll this week. (Cincinnati had the biggest jump this week, going from unranked to 18th.) Yes, Iowa remains behind an Ohio State they just beat by 10 on the road, presumably because reasons. Iowa is the second-highest ranked 3-loss team in the poll (behind #13 Kentucky), so yay.

In other news, Duke remains ranked despite suffering their fourth loss of the year and looking kind of pitiful against Clemson, presumably because a poll without Duke included would cause the Matrix to explode.

USA Today Coaches Poll Top 25 -- January 13, 2014

Rank Team Record Pts
1 Arizona (30) 17-0 798
2 Syracuse (1) 16-0 766
3 Wisconsin 16-0 724
4 Michigan State (1) 15-1 718
5 Wichita State 17-0 666
6 Villanova 15-1 598
7 Florida 13-2 573
8 Oklahoma State 14-2 517
9 Ohio State 15-2 516
10 Iowa State 14-1 495
11 San Diego State 14-1 481
12 Kentucky 12-3 424
13 Baylor 13-2 413
14 Louisville 14-3 393
15 Massachusetts 14-1 330
16 Iowa 14-3 297
17 Memphis 12-3 274
18 Kansas 11-4 272
19 Creighton 14-2 216
20 Duke 12-4 163
21 Pittsburgh 15-1 144
22 Colorado 14-3 103
23 Cincinnati 15-2 87
24 Gonzaga 14-3 82
25 UCLA 13-3 74

Iowa is ranked lower in the Coaches Poll -- 16th -- but they were also starting from a lower spot in the previous poll (23rd). Their 7-spot jump in the rankings was the biggest move upwards for any team in the Coaches Poll this week. They're the third-highest ranked 3-loss team in this poll, behind Kentucky (#12) and Louisville (#14); damned Bluegrass State.

Meanwhile, Iowa's 5th in the new KenPom rankings:

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YAY COMPUTERS.

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