Sometimes all you need to do to rise in the college football polls is take a week off. That's exactly what the Iowa Hawkeyes did thanks to some other teams loses this past weekend.

The 3-0 Hawkeyes jumped up four spots to #14 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll. Not bad for a team that didn't play this week. Iowa can thank teams like Michigan, Texas A&M, Utah, and UCF for losing on Saturday. The ranking is Iowa's highest since the second week of the 2016 season.

Here is the latest AP Top 25.

 

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Georgia
  4. LSU
  5. Ohio State
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Auburn
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Florida
  10. Notre Dame
  11. Texas
  12. Penn State
  13. Oregon
  14. IOWA
  15. California
  16. Boise State
  17. Washington
  18. Virginia
  19. Utah
  20. Michigan
  21. USC
  22. UCF
  23. Texas A&M
  24. Kansas State
  25. Michigan State

Iowa looks to continue it's winning ways this Saturday as they host Middle Tennessee at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m.

 

[via Gazette]