Iowa up to 19th in coaches poll

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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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