I've got no problem not being ranked. Polls are dumb and pointless. You don't need to look at it any further than our Hawkeyes this season. Tell me what team that went 10-4 the previous season, won their division, returned their starting QB and on top of that, returned 17 starters and they aren't ranked heading into the next season? Iowa returns 76% of a team that did really well last year. That same program has spent time in the top 25 every single year for the last 7 seasons and finished in it 5 times.
we can't expect people to know shit like what I stated above, but if Iowa isn't in the top 25 this season most of the year, that will be more shocking than the opposite.
Polls suck because most people can't objectively put one together.
I agree. Don't put much into this early.
I suspect the reason Iowa is not showing up is for couple reasons. One is the schedule was viewed to be quite manageable last year along with Iowa's horrific offensive production. That is still a question mark to many. Without Iowa's defense and TO production, they could have been a 7-5 team.
So, I have no problem with Iowa being just on the outside at this point. They can ramp up quite fast if the O shows progression.