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IOWA HAWKEYES RANKED NO. 22 IN A.P. POLL, NO. 23 IN AMWAY COACHES POLL

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The five-year drought is finally over. Iowa is a top 25 team once again.

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After more than four years and 75 polls without being ranked, the longest period outside the top 25 in more than a decade, the Iowa Hawkeyes broke back into the AP and Amway Coaches polls Sunday.  Iowa was ranked No. 22 in the AP Poll and No. 23 in the Amway Coaches Poll, following Saturday's 10-6 win over Wisconsin.

The Hawkeyes are the second-highest ranked team in the Big Ten West in both polls, trailing only Northwestern, and one of five ranked teams in the Big Ten.  Northwestern is the only currently-ranked team on Iowa's schedule.

Coaches
1 Ohio State (50)
2 TCU (4)
3 Michigan State (1)
4 Baylor (5)
5 LSU (1)
6 Clemson
7 Utah (1)
8 Florida State
9 Oklahoma
10 Alabama
11 Texas A&M
12 Florida
13 Ole Miss
14 Northwestern
15 Notre Dame
16 Georgia
17 USC
18 Stanford
19 Oklahoma State
20 UCLA
21 Michigan
22 Cal
23 Iowa
24 Boise State
25 Memphis

Iowa was also No. 22 in ESPN's College Football Power Rankings this week, and ranked No. 23 in the Football Outsiders S&P+ rankings.

AP
1 Ohio State (38)
2 TCU (5)
3 Baylor (10)
4 Michigan State
5 Utah (7)
6 Clemson
7 LSU
8 Alabama
9 Texas A&M (1)
10 Oklahoma
11 Florida
12 Florida State
13 Northwestern
14 Ole Miss
15 Notre Dame
16 Stanford
17 USC
18 Michigan
19 Georgia
20 UCLA
21 Oklahoma State
22 Iowa
23 Cal
24 Toledo
25 Boise State

Iowa was last ranked prior to the penultimate game of the 2010 season, when the No. 24 Hawkeyes lost at Minnesota.  The 75-poll drought was just three weeks shorter than a 1997-2002 stretch, in which the Hawkeyes went unranked for 78 consecutive weeks.