With the CyHawk game of the century behind us, the aftermath was capped by the release of the Associated Press Top 25 poll on Sunday afternoon. Many expected the Hawkeyes to jump after their dominant showing, while many expected Iowa State to slide after their lackluster showing.
FULL AP POLL HERE: https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-college-football-poll
Both expectations were met as Iowa jumped from #10 up to #5, the first time Iowa has entered the Top 5 of the AP Poll since the 2015 Big Ten Championship Game, where they were ranked #4 prior to taking on Michigan State. Iowa rounds out a Top 5 lead by Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma and Oregon.
Iowa State slid from #9 to #14 following the loss, as they fall behind teams such as Florida, Notre Dame and UCLA.
The Cyclones travel west on Saturday to face off with the Runnin’ Rebels of UNLV at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas at 9:30 PM. The Hawkeyes are back at Kinnick Stadium to face off with Kent State at 2:30 PM.