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Iowa Ranked #24 in College Football Playoff

For some reason

NCAA Football: Iowa at Penn State Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Your Iowa Hawkeye football team is counting its blessings two days before the day we all pretend to like turkey, earning the #24 spot in 2020’s inaugural College Football Playoff rankings.

Obviously the committee was impressed by Iowa’s three game win-streak over conference behemoths Michigan State, Minnesota, and Penn State.

Unfortunately for Iowa, its more or less run out of road to climb to a ranking of serious consequence. The cancellation of Paul Bunyan’s Axe earlier today seals the deal for Northwestern in the West, while Indiana and the loser of Ohio State-Northwestern will likely earn whatever the equivalent of a New Year’s six bowl is this year.

So thanks, Gary Barta, for Iowa’s first ranking of the year.