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Idle Hawkeyes climb to 14th in college football polls

Iowa hits high-water mark of last 3 years

Iowa was 18th last week in the Amway Coaches Poll, but now it’s 14th. Here, the Hawkeyes’ Micah Hyde (18) celebrates as he runs off the field with quarterback John Wienke (14) following their 18-17 win over Northern Illinois on 9.1.12 at Chicago’s Soldier Field. (The Gazette)
Iowa was 18th last week in the Amway Coaches Poll, but now it’s 14th. Here, the Hawkeyes’ Micah Hyde (18) celebrates as he runs off the field with quarterback John Wienke (14) following their 18-17 win over Northern Illinois on 9.1.12 at Chicago’s Soldier Field. (The Gazette)

Taking a Saturday off was all it took for Iowa’s football team to move up four spots in the Associated Press and Amway Coiaches polls.

The 3-0 Hawkeyes rose to 14th in Sunday’s rankings thanks to others falling on Saturday. Iowa climbed ahead of weekend losers Michigan, Texas A&M, Utah and UCF.

The ranking is Iowa’s highest since the second week of the 2016 season.

The Hawkeyes play Middle Tennessee (1-2) Saturday at 11 a.m. in Iowa City.

AP TOP 25

1. Clemson (4-0)

2. Alabama (4-0)

3. Georgia (4-0)

4. LSU (4-0)

5. Ohio State (4-0)

6. Oklahoma (3-0)

7. Auburn (4-0)

8. Wisconsin (3-0)

9. Florida (4-0)

10. Notre Dame (2-1)

11. Texas (3-1)

12. Penn State (3-0)

13. Oregon (3-1)

14. Iowa (3-0)

15. California (4-0)

16. Boise State (4-0)

17. Washington (3-1)

18. Virginia (4-0)

19. Utah (3-1)

20. Michigan (2-1)

21. USC (3-1)

22. UCF (3-1)

23. Texas A&M (2-2)

24. Kansas State (3-0)

25. Michigan State (3-1)

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