Hawkeyes enter AP top 25, three Big Ten teams in top 10

Hawkeyes enter AP top 25, three Big Ten teams in top 10
November 25, 2013, 1:15 pm
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Vinnie Duber

The Iowa Hawkeyes are a top-25 basketball team.

For the first time since the 2005-06 season, the Hawkeyes cracked the AP top 25 poll when the latest rankings were released Monday. Iowa sits at No. 23 after being the first time in the receiving votes category a week ago.

The Hawkeyes boast a 6-0 record on the season, and though they haven't played anyone of particular consequence as of yet, they could get a matchup with No. 2 Kansas this weekend in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas. Of course, both the Hawkeyes and Jayhawks need to win a pair of games first in order to set up that exiting tilt, but it's certainly a possibility.

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Iowa is one of five Big Ten teams ranked in the top 25, and it's been an illustrious first two weeks for the conference. Michigan State remains the nation's No. 1 team, Ohio State moved up from No. 8 to No. 7, and Wisconsin jumped from No. 12 to No. 10, meaning the Big Ten has three teams in the top 10.

Also, despite suffering their second upset loss of the season, the Michigan Wolverines remained in the top 25, falling from No. 14 to No. 22 after this past weekend's loss to Charlotte. They're the only team in the top 25 with more than one loss.

Indiana and Illinois were in the receiving votes category this week.

Click here to see the complete AP top 25.