Iowa up to 19th in coaches poll

Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Tai Webster (0) gets double teamed by Iowa Hawkeyes guard Peter Jok (left) and Iowa Hawkeyes forward Jarrod Uthoff (right) during the first half of their NCAA Big Ten conference men's basketball game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa, on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.  (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Tai Webster (0) gets double teamed by Iowa Hawkeyes guard Peter Jok (left) and Iowa Hawkeyes forward Jarrod Uthoff (right) during the first half of their NCAA Big Ten conference men's basketball game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa, on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

Iowa moved up four spots to No. 19 in this week’s USA TODAY coaches poll following its 77-66 win over Nebraska to move to 3-0 in the Big Ten.

The Hawkeyes (12-3) are one spot behind Iowa State, which fell four notches after a 94-89 loss to Baylor on Saturday.

Michigan State (16-1), Iowa’s opponent Thursday, is fourth, one behind Maryland (15-1). Purdue (14-3) and Indiana (14-3) are Nos. 24 and 25.

Kansas (14-1) and Oklahoma (13-1) hold the top two rankings after the Jayhawks’ triple-overtime victory over the Sooners a week ago.

Coaches Poll

1. Kansas (14-1)
2. Oklahoma (13-1)
3. Maryland (15-1)
4. Michigan State (16-1)
5. North Carolina (15-2)
6. Duke (14-2)
7. Villanova (14-2)
8. Xavier (14-1)
9. Miami (Fla.) (13-1)
10. West Virginia (14-1)
11. Virginia (12-3)
12. Providence (14-2)
13. Kentucky (12-3)
14. Texas A&M (13-2)
15. South Carolina (15-0)
16. Arizona (13-3)
17. Pittsburgh (14-1)
18. Iowa State (12-3)
19. Iowa (12-3)
20. Louisville (13-3)
21. Gonzaga (13-3)
22. Baylor (12-3)
23. Butler (12-4)
24. Purdue (14-3)
25. Indiana (14-3)

The Hawkeyes are ranked 16th by the Associated Press. Iowa State is No. 17.

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