IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A perfect start has Iowa ranked No. 10 in the AP Poll for the first time since 2010.
During the bye week, it was hard to hide from the new narrative surrounding the Hawkeyes.
"I know we're ranked, right now," Kirk Ferentz said during his weekly press conference. "I drive the car and have the radio on."
The off week allowed the Hawkeyes to "dream big" and rest. Injuries have forced offensive lineman to play out of place and dig deep into the depth chart. Still, Iowa is 7-0 with a home matchup against Maryland (2-5) this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT.