August 26, 2014
Iowa has been ranked each week (33 weeks) in the poll dating back to Sept. 6, 2011.
The Hawkeyes open the 2014 schedule taking on three consecutive preseason-ranked opponents. The Hawkeyes will face No. 2 North Carolina, No. 11 Wake Forest and No. 6 Virginia. Iowa is set to take on nine preseason-ranked foes throughout the season.
Iowa is one of six Big Ten teams to land a spot on the NFHCA top-20 along with Maryland (first), Penn State (eighth), Northwestern (14th), Michigan State (16th), and Michigan (17th).
Iowa opens the regular season this weekend taking part in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in Chapel Hill, N.C. Iowa will square off with Wake Forest on Saturday at 1 p.m. (CT), and North Carolina on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. (CT).