Iowa Men's Basketball

Iowa Hawkeyes up to 17th in AP men's basketball poll

It's Iowa's highest ranking since November 2018

Players on the Iowa bench shout during the Hawkeyes' 72-65 men's basketball win over Illinois Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye A
Players on the Iowa bench shout during the Hawkeyes' 72-65 men's basketball win over Illinois Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette)

Iowa rose one spot to 17th in the new Associated Press men’s college basketball Top 25 rankings released Monday morning.

The Hawkeyes (16-6) lost 82-72 at current No. 9 Maryland last Thursday and defeated current No. 20 Illinois 72-65 Sunday in Iowa City.

This is Iowa’s third-straight week in the rankings. It’s the Hawkeyes' highest spot in the poll since they were 14th on the week of Nov. 26, 2018.

Northern Iowa (19-3) got the 31st-most votes.

The Hawkeyes’ next game is Wednesday at Purdue at 6 p.m. (CT).

AP men's basketball Top 25 — Feb. 3, 2020

1. Baylor (19-1)

2. Gonzaga (23-1)

3. Kansas (18-3)

4. San Diego State (23-0)

5. Louisville (19-3)

6. Dayton (20-2)

7. Duke (18-3)

8. Florida State (18-3)

9. Maryland (17-4)

10. Villanova (17-4)

11. Auburn (19-2)

12. Seton Hall (16-5)

13. West Virginia (17-4)

14. Oregon (18-5)

15. Kentucky (16-5)

16. Michigan State (16-6)

17. Iowa (16-6)

18. LSU (17-4)

19. Butler (17-5)

20. Illinois (16-6)

21. Creighton (17-5)

22. Penn State (16-5)

23. Arizona (15-6)

24. Colorado (17-5)

25. Houston (17-5)

Others receiving votes: Texas Tech, Marquette, Ohio State, Tulsa, Rhode Island, Northern Iowa, Wichita State, BYU, Rutgers, Stanford, Stephen F. Austin, Yale, Winthrop, Michigan, Virginia, Bowling Green

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