The University of Iowa Hawkeyes football team is now ranked number 18 in the latest Associated Press college football top 25 poll released on Sunday.
Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa on Oct. 20, 2018 (Aaron Hepker/KCRG)
The Hawkeyes (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten) beat Maryland (4-3, 2-2 Big Ten) 23-0 on Saturday in a homecoming matchup in Iowa City with a suffocating defensive performance.
The increase in ranking comes after Iowa's debut in the poll at number 19 last week. They are joined by fellow Big Ten teams Michigan (5), Ohio St. (11), Penn St. (17), and Wisconsin (20).
Iowa was also ranked at number 18 in the USA Today/Amway Coaches Poll, up from number 22 in the previous week's ranking.
Iowa plays next on the road against Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2:30 p.m.