POLLWATCHIN': Everyone agrees that Iowa is No. 15

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

After a week where Iowa only played once, the Hawkeyes don't see much movement in the polls or brackets.

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AP Top 25

After a quiet week in which Iowa only played one game, the Hawkeyes didn't see much movement in the Top 25 polls.  Iowa moved up one spot to No. 15 in the AP Poll.  Creighton and Virginia leapfrogged the Hawkeyes after big wins over Villanova and, uh, Clemson (?), respectively.  Iowa State, Kentucky, and Michigan fell back on losses.

Rank Team Record Pts Prev
1 Syracuse Orange (64) 25-0 1624 1
2 Florida Gators (1) 23-2 1543 3
3 Wichita St. Shockers 27-0 1489 4
4 Arizona Wildcats 23-2 1427 2
5 Duke Blue Devils 20-5 1296 8
6 San Diego St. Aztecs 22-2 1232 5
7 Cincinnati Bearcats 23-3 1157 10
8 Kansas Jayhawks 19-6 1129 7
9 Villanova Wildcats 22-3 1020 6
10 Saint Louis Billikens 23-2 1019 12
11 Creighton Bluejays 21-4 991 18
11 Louisville Cardinals 21-4 991 13
13 Michigan St. Spartans 21-5 788 9
14 Virginia Cavaliers 21-5 752 17
15 Iowa Hawkeyes 19-6 721 16
16 Wisconsin Badgers 21-5 609 21
17 Iowa St. Cyclones 19-5 597 11
18 Kentucky Wildcats 19-6 579 14
19 Texas Longhorns 20-5 577 19
20 Michigan Wolverines 18-7 421 15
21 Connecticut Huskies 20-5 382 24
22 Memphis Tigers 19-6 204 20
23 UCLA Bruins 20-5 169 NR
24 Ohio St. Buckeyes 20-6 133 22
25 Gonzaga Bulldogs 23-4 112 NR

Coaches Poll

Iowa stayed steady at No. 15 in the Coaches Poll, as well, under nearly the same circumstances.  Creighton and Virginia moved up, while Kentucky and Iowa State moved down.  The coaches already had Michigan ranked below Iowa, because coaches are smart.

Rank Team Record Pts Prev
1 Syracuse Orange (32) 25-0 800 1
2 Florida Gators 23-2 752 4
3 Wichita St. Shockers 27-0 747 2
4 Arizona Wildcats 23-2 679 3
5 Louisville Cardinals 21-4 618 8
6 Duke Blue Devils 20-5 611 9
7 San Diego State 22-2 591 5
8 Kansas Jayhawks 19-6 554 7
9 Cincinnati Bearcats 23-3 526 11
10 Saint Louis Bilikens 23-2 513 12
11 Villanova Wildcats 22-3 506 6
12 Creighton Bluejays 21-4 423 17
13 Virginia Cavaliers 21-5 416 16
14 Michigan St. Spartans 21-5 406 10
15 Iowa Hawkeyes 19-6 375 15
16 Kentucky Wildcats 19-6 302 13
17 Texas Longhorns 20-5 278 19
18 Wisconsin Badgers 21-5 255 21
19 Iowa State Cyclones 19-5 227 14
20 Michigan Wolverines 18-7 159 18
21 Connecticut Huskies 20-5 158 NR
22 Gonzaga Bulldogs 23-4 128 24
23 Ohio State Buckeyes 20-6 97 20
24 Memphis Tigers 19-6 85 22
25 UCLA Bruins 20-5 72 NR

Brackets!

ESPN's Joe Lunardi keeps Iowa at a No. 5 seed, though it is presumably the top No. 5: Iowa again gets the play-in game winner, now an intersaint battle between St. John's and St. Joseph's, with Cincinnati remaining on the other side of the 4/5 matchup.  The Big Ten got six team in, with Minnesota grabbing a No. 10 seed.

CBS' Jerry Palm has Iowa in a 5/12 matchup with MAC champion Toledo, with Virginia on the other side of the third round matchup.  After all, everyone has been clamoring for that rematch from last year's NIT.  Palm also has six Big Ten teams in the field, but cautions that Nebraska is getting close.

USA Today puts Iowa in a -- you guessed it -- No. 5 seed against the winner of the Tennessee/Georgetown play-in game.  As with Lunardi, Cincinnati is on the other side of the pod.  Like everyone else, Shelby Mast has six Big Ten teams in the field, though Nebraska is now in consideration.

Dave Ommen of NBC Sports puts Iowa on the No. 5 line with play-in participants BYU and Georgetown.  Virginia gets the opposing No. 4 seed. SIx Big Ten teams are in, with Minnesota playing [REDACTED] in a 6/11 game.

SB Nation's Chris Dobbertean puts out his brackets on Friday, meaning he doesn't yet have the Michigan and MSU losses (and that last week's bracket didn't have Iowa's clubbing of Michigan).  He remains bullish on Iowa, though, giving the Hawkeyes a No. 4 seed and pairing them with OVC champion Belmont.  Saint Louis is on the other side of that 4/5 matchup.

BONUS! Dobbertean has a new bracket out today although it's less friendly to Iowa; he has them dropping down to a 5-seed, with Virginia moving up to the 4-seed line.  In fact, he has Iowa and Virginia in the same pod, so they could see one another in the Sweet 16 if chalk held in that portion of the bracket.  Iowa's paired with North Dakota State in this bracket.

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