Iowa vs Top 25
(Updated through games of November 25, 2011)

The following rankings are based on the AP Poll, which has run continuously since 1936.

No. 1

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1941 L - 11-15-1941 #1 vs. Minnesota 13-34 -
1949 L - 11-19-1949 #1 @ Notre Dame 7-28 -
1953 T - 11-21-1953 #1 @ Notre Dame 14-14 -
1964 L - 10-31-1964 #1 vs. Ohio State 19-21 -
1964 L - 11-21-1964 #1 @ Notre Dame 0-28 -
1965 L - 11-06-1965 #1 vs. Michigan State 0-35 -
1973 L - 11-17-1973 #1 @ Ohio State 13-55 -
1975 L - 10-11-1975 #1 @ Ohio State 0-49 -
1992 L #23 09-05-1992 #1 vs. Miami (FL) 7-24 -
2000 L - 09-23-2000 #1 @ Nebraska 13-42 -
2006 L #13 09-30-2006 #1 vs. Ohio State 17-38 -


No. 2

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1936 L - 11-07-1936 #2 @ Minnesota 0-52 -
1942 W - 11-07-1942 #2 vs. Wisconsin 6-0 -
1945 L - 10-27-1945 #2 @ Notre Dame 0-56 -
1946 L #17 10-26-1946 #2 vs. Notre Dame 6-41 -
1947 L - 10-25-1947 #2 @ Notre Dame 0-21 -
1948 L - 10-23-1948 #2 vs. Notre Dame 12-27 -
1951 L - 11-10-1951 #2 @ Illinois 13-40 -
1953 L - 09-26-1953 #2 vs. Michigan State 7-21 -
1959 L #5 10-03-1959 #2 vs. Northwestern 10-14 -
1963 L - 10-19-1963 #2 vs. Wisconsin 7-10 -
1966 L - 11-05-1966 #2 @ Michigan State 7-56 -
1968 L - 11-16-1968 #2 vs. Ohio State 27-33 -
1985 W #1 10-19-1985 #2 vs. Michigan 12-10 -
1996 L #20 10-26-1996 #2 vs. Ohio State 26-38 -
1999 L - 10-09-1999 #2 vs. Penn State 7-31 -
2006 L - 10-21-2006 #2 @ Michigan 6-20 -


No. 3

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1939 W - 11-11-1939 #3 vs. Notre Dame 7-6 -
1955 L - 10-29-1955 #3 @ Michigan 21-33 -
1960 L #1 11-05-1960 #3 @ Minnesota 10-27 -
1960 W #5 11-12-1960 #3 vs. Ohio State 35-12 -
1971 L - 11-06-1971 #3 @ Michigan 7-63 -
1972 L - 09-16-1972 #3 @ Ohio State 0-21 -
1975 L - 10-04-1975 #3 vs. USC 16-27 -
1979 L - 09-15-1979 #3 @ Oklahoma 6-21 -
1979 L - 11-10-1979 #3 @ Ohio State 7-34 -
1982 L - 09-11-1982 #3 @ Nebraska 7-42 -
1983 W #7 09-24-1983 #3 vs. Ohio State 20-14 -
2008 W - 11-08-2008 #3 vs. Penn State 24-23 -


No. 4

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1943 L - 10-23-1943 #4 @ Purdue 7-28 -
1954 L #13 10-16-1954 #4 @ Ohio State 14-20 -
1954 L #19 11-20-1954 #4 vs. Notre Dame 18-34 -
1955 L - 11-19-1955 #4 @ Notre Dame 14-17 -
1958 W #13 10-18-1958 #4 @ Wisconsin 20-9 -
1972 L - 11-11-1972 #4 vs. Michigan 0-31 -
1974 L - 11-16-1974 #4 vs. Ohio State 10-35 -
1986 L #8 10-18-1986 #4 @ Michigan 17-20 -
1992 L - 10-03-1992 #4 @ Michigan 28-52 -
1995 L #25 10-28-1995 #4 @ Ohio State 35-56 -


No. 5

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1942 L #19 10-17-1942 #5 vs. Illinois 7-12 -
1953 L - 10-10-1953 #5 @ Michigan 13-14 -
1961 L #9 11-04-1961 #5 @ Ohio State 13-29 -
1961 L - 11-11-1961 #5 vs. Minnesota 9-16 -
1968 L - 10-05-1968 #5 vs. Notre Dame 28-51 -
1970 L - 11-14-1970 #5 @ Michigan 0-55 -
1973 L - 09-15-1973 #5 vs. Michigan 7-31 -
1977 L - 10-15-1977 #5 vs. Ohio State 6-27 -
1981 W #12 10-17-1981 #5 @ Michigan 9-7 -
1984 L #14 09-22-1984 #5 @ Ohio State 26-45 -
1990 W #13 11-03-1990 #5 @ Illinois 54-28 -
1995 L - 11-11-1995 #5 @ Northwestern 20-31 -
1997 L #15 10-18-1997 #5 @ Michigan 24-28 -
1999 L - 09-04-1999 #5 vs. Nebraska 7-42 -
2002 L #3 01-02-2003 #5 vs. USC 17-38 Orange Bowl
2009 W - 09-26-2009 #5 @ Penn State 21-10 -
2010 W #18 10-30-2010 #5 vs. Michigan State 37-6 -


No. 6

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1940 L - 10-26-1940 #6 @ Minnesota 6-34 -
1950 L - 10-28-1950 #6 @ Ohio State 21-83 -
1956 W #15 11-10-1956 #6 @ Minnesota 7-0 -
1956 W #7 11-17-1956 #6 vs. Ohio State 6-0 -
1957 L #5 11-16-1957 #6 @ Ohio State 13-17 -
1958 W - 09-27-1958 #6 vs. TCU 17-0 -
1960 W #8 10-01-1962 #6 @ Northwestern 42-0 -
1962 L - 10-06-1962 #6 vs. USC 0-7 -
1964 L - 11-14-1964 #6 vs. Michigan 20-34 -
1965 L - 10-09-1965 #6 vs. Purdue 14-17 -
1967 L - 10-07-1967 #6 @ Notre Dame 6-56 -
1973 L - 09-29-1973 #6 @ Penn State 8-27 -
1974 L - 09-14-1974 #6 @ Michigan 7-24 -
1977 L - 10-29-1977 #6 @ Michigan 6-23 -
1980 L - 09-20-1980 #6 @ Nebraska 0-57 -
1981 W - 09-26-1981 #6 vs. UCLA 20-7 -
1994 L - 09-17-1994 #6 @ Penn State 21-61 -


No. 7

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1940 W - 11-16-1940 #7 @ Notre Dame 7-0 -
1944 L - 11-25-1944 #7 vs. Iowa Pre-Flight 6-30 -
1954 W #12 09-25-1954 #7 vs. Michigan State 14-10 -
1955 L - 10-21-1955 #7 @ UCLA 13-33 -
1967 L - 10-28-1967 #7 vs. Purdue 22-41 -
1968 L - 10-26-1968 #7 @ Purdue 14-44 -
1970 L - 09-26-1970 #7 vs. USC 0-48 -
1979 L - 09-22-1979 #7 vs. Nebraska 21-24 -
1980 L - 11-15-1980 #7 vs. Ohio State 7-41 -
1981 W - 09-12-1981 #7 vs. Nebraska 10-7 -
1991 L #9 10-05-1991 #7 vs. Michigan 24-43 -
1994 L - 10-01-1994 #7 vs. Michigan 14-29 -
1997 L #11 10-04-1997 #7 @ Ohio State 7-23 -
1998 L - 11-14-1998 #7 vs. Ohio State 14-45 -


No. 8

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1943 L - 10-09-1943 #8 vs. Iowa Pre-Flight 0-25 -
1945 L - 10-20-1945 #8 vs. Indiana 20-52 -
1951 L - 11-17-1951 #8 @ Wisconsin 7-34 -
1954 W - 10-30-1954 #8 vs. Wisconsin 13-7 -
1954 W #12 11-06-1954 #8 vs. Purdue 25-14 -
1958 W #7 10-25-1958 #8 vs. Northwestern 26-20 -
1968 W - 09-21-1968 #8 vs. Oregon State 21-20 -
1978 L - 11-04-1978 #8 vs. Michigan 0-34 -
1985 L #1 11-02-1985 #8 @ Ohio State 13-22 -
1989 L - 11-04-1989 #8 vs. Illinois 7-31 -
1990 L #17 01-01-1991 #8 vs. Washington 34-46 Rose Bowl
1993 L - 10-02-1993 #8 @ Michigan 7-24 -
2000 L - 08-26-2000 #8 vs. Kansas State 7-27 Eddie Robinson Classic
2001 L - 10-27-2001 #8 vs. Michigan 26-32 -
2002 W #13 10-26-2002 #8 @ Michigan 34-9 -
2003 L #9 10-18-2003 #8 @ Ohio State 10-19 -
2005 L #21 09-24-2005 #8 @ Ohio State 6-31 -
2010 L #21 11-20-2010 #8 vs. Ohio State 17-20 -


No. 9

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1942 L - 11-28-1942 #9 @ Michigan 14-28 -
1952 L - 11-22-1952 #9 vs. Notre Dame 0-27 -
1957 W #8 11-23-1957 #9 @ Notre Dame 21-13 -
1963 L - 11-02-1963 #9 @ Ohio State 3-7 -
1974 L - 10-05-1974 #9 @ USC 3-41 -
1998 L - 10-24-1998 #9 vs. Wisconsin 0-31 -
1999 L - 11-13-1999 #9 @ Wisconsin 3-41 -
2003 W #23 10-04-2003 #9 vs. Michigan 30-27 -
2004 W #17 11-20-2004 #9 vs. Wisconsin 30-7 -
2007 L - 09-22-2007 #9 @ Wisconsin 13-17 -
2009 W #10 01-05-2010 #9 vs. Georgia Tech 24-14 Orange Bowl


No. 10

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1950 L - 11-11-1950 #10 vs. Illinois 7-21 -
1955 L #20 11-12-1955 #10 @ Ohio State 10-20 -
1956 W #3 01-01-1957 #10 vs. Oregon State 35-19 Rose Bowl
1960 W #19 09-24-1960 #10 vs. Oregon State 22-12 -
1960 W #1 10-22-1960 #10 vs. Purdue 21-14 -
1962 L - 10-20-1962 #10 @ Wisconsin 14-42 -
1962 L - 11-10-1962 #10 @ Minnesota 0-10 -
1964 W - 10-03-1964 #10 vs. Washington 28-18 -
1976 L - 10-09-1976 #10 vs. Ohio State 14-34 -
1983 L #12 10-22-1983 #10 @ Michigan 13-16 -
1990 L - 09-29-1990 #10 @ Miami (FL) 21-48 -
1990 W #23 10-20-1990 #10 @ Michigan 24-23 -
1992 L - 09-26-1992 #10 @ Colorado 12-28 -
1996 W - 10-19-1996 #10 @ Penn State 21-20 -
2009 L #15 11-14-2009 #10 @ Ohio State 24-27 -
2010 L #13 10-23-2010 #10 vs. Wisconsin 30-31 -


No. 11

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1937 L - 11-20-1937 #11 @ Nebraska 0-28 -
1944 L - 10-21-1944 #11 vs. Purdue 7-26 -
1946 L - 11-02-1946 #11 vs. Illinois 0-7 -
1948 W - 10-09-1948 #11 @ Ohio State 14-7 -
1971 L - 09-11-1971 #11 @ Ohio State 21-52 -
1976 W - 09-25-1976 #11 @ Penn State 7-6 -
1983 L #10 12-30-1983 #11 vs. Florida 6-14 Gator Bowl
1987 W - 10-31-1987 #11 vs. Indiana 29-21 -


No. 12

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1938 L - 11-05-1938 #12 @ Minnesota 0-28 -
1940 L - 11-09-1940 #12 @ Nebraska 6-14 -
1950 W - 09-29-1950 #12 @ USC 20-14 -
1952 L - 10-18-1952 #12 vs. Wisconsin 13-42 -
1957 T #3 11-02-1957 #12 @ Michigan 21-21 -
1960 W #2 10-15-1960 #12 vs. Wisconsin 28-21 -
1971 L - 09-25-1971 #12 vs. Penn State 14-44 -
1974 W - 09-21-1974 #12 vs. UCLA 21-10 -
1975 L - 09-27-1975 #12 vs. Penn State 10-30 -
1981 L #13 01-01-1982 #12 vs. Washington 0-28 Rose Bowl
1984 L #5 09-15-1984 #12 vs. Penn State 17-20 -
2000 W - 11-11-2000 #12 vs. Northwestern 27-17 -
2002 W - 09-28-2002 #12 @ Penn State 42-35 -
2004 W #11 01-01-2005 #12 vs. LSU 30-25 Capital One Bowl


No. 13

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1949 W - 10-22-1949 #13 vs. Northwestern 28-21 -
1954 L #9 11-13-1954 #13 @ Minnesota 20-22 -
1957 W - 10-19-1957 #13 vs. Wisconsin 21-7 -
1960 W #3 10-08-1960 #13 @ Michigan State 27-15 -
1972 L - 09-30-1972 #13 @ Penn State 10-14 -
1976 L - 10-02-1976 #13 @ USC 0-55 -
1985 L #4 01-01-1986 #13 vs. UCLA 28-45 Rose Bowl
1991 W #15 10-19-1991 #13 vs. Illinois 24-21 -
1991 W #11 11-02-1991 #13 @ Ohio State 16-9 -
2011 W - 11-05-2011 #13 vs. Michigan 24-16 -
2011 L - 11-12-2011 #13 vs. Michigan State 21-37 -


No. 14

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1937 L - 11-06-1937 #14 vs. Minnesota 10-35 -
1944 L - 10-14-1944 #14 @ Illinois 6-40 -
1948 L - 11-13-1948 #14 vs. Minnesota 21-28 -
1950 L - 11-24-1950 #14 @ Miami (FL) 6-14 -
1952 W - 10-25-1952 #14 vs. Ohio State 8-0 -
1969 L - 11-15-1969 #14 vs. Michigan 6-51 -
1974 L - 11-23-1974 #14 @ Michigan State 21-60 -
1978 L - 11-25-1978 #14 @ Michigan State 7-42 -
1984 W - 10-13-1984 #14 @ Purdue 40-3 -
1993 L - 09-18-1993 #14 vs. Penn State 0-31 -
1999 L - 10-02-1999 #14 @ Michigan State 3-49 -
2000 L - 10-21-2000 #14 vs. Ohio State 10-38 -
2010 W - 12-28-2010 #14 vs. Missouri 27-24 Insight Bowl


No. 15

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1945 L - 10-13-1945 #15 @ Purdue 0-40 -
1946 W - 11-09-1946 #15 @ Wisconsin 21-7 -
1953 W - 11-14-1953 #15 vs. Minnesota 27-0 -
1958 W #6 11-22-1958 #15 vs. Notre Dame 31-21 -
1979 L - 11-03-1979 #15 vs. Purdue 14-20 -
1988 T - 10-15-1988 #15 vs. Michigan 17-17 -


No. 16

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1947 L - 11-01-1947 #16 @ Purdue 0-21 -
1950 L - 10-14-1950 #16 vs. Wisconsin 0-14 -
1952 L - 10-11-1952 #16 @ Purdue 14-41 -
1958 L #2 11-15-1958 #16 vs. Ohio State 28-38 -
1958 W #2 01-01-1959 #16 vs. California 38-12 Rose Bowl
1997 L - 12-31-1997 #16 vs. Arizona State 7-17 Sun Bowl
1998 L - 09-19-1998 #16 @ Arizona 11-35 -
2003 W #18 09-20-2003 #16 vs. Arizona State 21-2 -
2003 L #10 11-08-2003 #16 @ Purdue 14-27 -
2005 L #25 01-02-2006 #16 vs. Florida 24-31 Outback Bowl
2006 L - 11-11-2006 #16 vs. Wisconsin 21-24 -


No. 17

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1937 L - 11-13-1937 #17 vs. Indiana 0-3 -
1944 L - 10-28-1944 #17 @ Indiana 0-32 -
1955 L - 10-01-1955 #17 @ Wisconsin 14-37 -
1956 L #7 11-03-1956 #17 vs. Michigan 14-17 -
1969 L - 10-18-1969 #17 @ Purdue 31-35 -
1978 L - 10-28-1978 #17 vs. Purdue 7-34 -
1980 L - 11-08-1980 #17 @ Purdue 13-58 -
1986 W #11 10-04-1986 #17 @ Michigan State 24-21 -
1986 L #11 11-01-1986 #17 vs. Ohio State 10-31 -
1987 L #16 08-30-1987 #17 vs. Tennessee 22-23 Kickoff Classic
1999 L - 11-20-1999 #17 vs. Minnesota 21-25 -
2003 W #13 01-01-2004 #17 vs. Florida 37-17 Outback Bowl


No. 18

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1946 W - 10-19-1946 #18 @ Indiana 13-0 -
1973 L - 09-22-1973 #18 @ UCLA 18-55 -
1990 W - 10-06-1990 #18 @ Michigan State 12-7 -
1996 L #23 11-09-1996 #18 vs. Northwestern 13-40 -
1997 W #15 11-01-1997 #18 vs. Purdue 35-17 -
2006 L - 12-30-2006 #18 vs. Texas 24-26 Alamo Bowl
2007 W - 10-13-2007 #18 vs. Illinois 10-6 -


No. 19

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1947 L - 11-08-1947 #19 @ Wisconsin 14-46 -
1960 W #1 10-29-1960 #19 vs. Kansas 21-7 -
1974 L - 09-28-1974 #19 vs. Penn State 0-27 -
1984 W - 12-26-1984 #19 vs. Texas 55-17 Freedom Bowl
1995 L #18 10-21-1995 #19 vs. Penn State 41-27 -
2003 W #20 11-15-2003 #19 vs. Minnesota 40-22 -
2004 L - 09-25-2004 #19 @ Michigan 17-30 -
2005 W - 11-12-2005 #19 @ Wisconsin 20-10 -


No. 20

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1936 W - 11-21-1936 #20 @ Temple 25-0 -
1939 W #15 11-18-1939 #20 vs. Minnesota 13-9 -
1947 W - 11-15-1947 #20 vs. Minnesota 13-7 -
1978 L - 09-23-1978 #20 vs. Iowa State 0-31 -
1995 W - 12-29-1995 #20 vs. Washington 38-18 Sun Bowl


No. 21

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1999 L - 10-30-1999 #21 @ Ohio State 11-41 -
2001 L - 10-06-2001 #21 @ Purdue 14-23 -


No. 22

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
2010 W #17 10-02-2010 #22 vs. Penn State 24-3 -
2011 L - 11-25-2011 #22 @ Nebraska 7-20 -


No. 23

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES


No. 24

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1989 L - 10-07-1989 #24 vs. Michigan State 14-17 -
1993 L - 10-23-1993 #24 @ Michigan State 10-24 -
2010 L #9 09-18-2010 #24 @ Arizona 27-34 -


No. 25

SEASON W/L RANK DATE OPP RANK OPPONENT SCORE NOTES
1991 W #10 11-09-1991 #25 vs. Indiana 38-21 -
1998 L - 10-03-1998 #25 vs. Michigan 9-12 -
2004 W - 10-16-2004 #25 vs. Ohio State 33-7 -
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