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Hawkeyes reach new heights with #3 AP ranking


This news story was published on January 25, 2016.
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Player of the year candidate Jarrod Uthoff slams it home for the Hawkeyes (Twitter screenshot of game action)

Player of the year candidate Jarrod Uthoff slams it home for the Hawkeyes
(Twitter screenshot of game action)

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa men’s basketball team vaulted six spots from ninth to third in the newest Associated Press Poll released Monday. Iowa notched a pair of victories last week over Rutgers on the road (90-76) and No. 22 Purdue at home (83-71). The Hawkeyes also received a ranking of fourth in the USA Today Coaches Poll released today.

Iowa’s No. 3 ranking is its highest during the Fran McCaffery era and highest since earning a No. 3 ranking in the Associated Press poll on Dec. 8, 1987.

Iowa’s win over Purdue improved its conference record to 7-0, marking the first time the Hawkeyes won their first seven league games since the 1969-70 campaign.

The Hawkeyes take their nine-game overall win streak to the East Coast later this week for a Thursday game at No. 7 Maryland (17-3, 6-2). Tipoff is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. CT (ESPN) at the XFINITY Center.

The full poll:

1. Oklahoma (16-2)

2. North Carolina (18-2)

3. Iowa (16-3)

4. Kansas (16-3)

5. Texas A&M (17-2)

6. Villanova (17-3)

7. Xavier (17-2)

8. Maryland (17-3)

9. West Virginia (16-3)

10. Providence (17-3)

11. Virginia (15-4)

12. Michigan State (17-4)

13. SMU (18-1)

14. Iowa State (15-4)

15. Miami (15-3)

16. Louisville (16-3)

17. Baylor (15-4)

18. Arizona (16-4)

19. Indiana (17-3)

20. Kentucky (15-4)

21. Purdue (17-4)

23. Wichita State (14-5)

23. Oregon (16-4)

24. Duke (15-5)

25. Notre Dame (14-5)

Out: USC, Butler, South Carolina

In: Wichita State, Oregon, Notre Dame

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    John Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Maryland will be a true test for Iowa playing an away game there. Go Hawks!