Iowa Men's Basketball

Iowa up to 17th in men's basketball coaches poll, Iowa State 22nd

2 Big Ten wins nudge Hawkeyes up 3 spots

Iowa guard Isaiah Moss (4) shoots over Northwestern's Anthony Gaines during the Hawkeyes' 80-79 win over Northwestern Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Iowa guard Isaiah Moss (4) shoots over Northwestern's Anthony Gaines during the Hawkeyes' 80-79 win over Northwestern Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

Iowa is 17th in the new USA TODAY men’s basketball coaches poll, up three spots from last week.

The Hawkeyes are in the poll for the 13th-straight week. Their high-water mark this season is No. 15.

Iowa (19-5) won at Indiana, 77-72, last Thursday, then defeated Northwestern at home Sunday, 80-79.

Iowa State dropped from 16th to 22nd. The Cyclones (18-6) were upset 92-83 by TCU at home last Saturday after beating winning 75-74 at Oklahoma last Monday.

In the NCAA’s own ranking system, the NET, Iowa State is 16th and Iowa is 26th.

Men's basketball coaches poll: Feb. 11, 2019

1. Tennessee (22-1)

2. Duke (21-2)

3. Gonzaga (23-2)

4. Virginia (20-2)

5. Kentucky (20-3)

6. Nevada (23-1)

7. Michigan (22-2)

8. North Carolina (19-4)

9. Houston (23-1)

10. Marquette (20-4)

11. Purdue (17-6)

12. Michigan State (19-5)

13. Villanova (19-5)

14. Kansas (18-6)

15. Texas Tech (19-5)

16. Virginia Tech (18-5)

17. Iowa (19-5)

18. Kansas State (18-5)

19. Florida State (18-5)

20. Louisville (17-7)

21. Louisiana State (19-4)

22. Iowa State (18-6)

23. Wisconsin (17-7)

24. Buffalo (20-3)

25. Maryland (18-6)

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