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IOWA REMAINS 3RD IN COACHES POLL, DROPS TO 4TH IN AP POLL

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Steady(ish) as she goes.

Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

New week, new rankings from the Coaches Poll and the AP Polls.  The 12-0 Iowa Hawkeyes -- seriously, take a moment and let that sit in -- didn't move up in the rankings this week, although that was to be expected after the teams ahead of them -- Clemson and Alabama -- avoided losses on Saturday.  Iowa stayed at #3 in the Coaches Poll (where they're also still receiving that wonderfully weird first-place vote), but dropped down a spot to #4 in the AP Poll.  Oklahoma moved ahead of Iowa after the Sooners bludgeoned their in-state rivals, Oklahoma State, 58-23.

AP Coaches
1 Clemson (53) Clemson (58)
2 Alabama (8) Alabama (5)
3 Oklahoma Iowa (1)
4 Iowa Oklahoma
5 Michigan State Michigan State
6 Ohio State Ohio State
7 Stanford Stanford
8 North Carolina North Carolina
9 Notre Dame Florida State
10 Florida State Notre Dame
11 TCU TCU
12 Baylor Baylor
13 Northwestern Northwestern
14 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State
15 Oregon Florida
16 Ole Miss Oregon
17 Houston Ole Miss
18 Florida Houston
19 Michigan Michigan
20 Temple Utah
21 Utah Temple
22 Navy Navy
23 LSU LSU
24 USC USC
25 Wisconsin Wisconsin

As always, the AP and Coaches Polls don't particularly matter all that much, especially this late in the season.  The rankings that matter -- from the College Football Playoff committee -- will be released on Tuesday and odds are good that they'll be unchanged from what they were a week ago, when Iowa was fourth behind Clemson, Alabama, and Oklahoma.

But hey -- this has been a ridiculously enjoyable season and it's still a gas to see Iowa ranked so highly in so many polls.  Let's just keep enjoying it.