Hawkeyes #4 in BCS Standings

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The new BCS Standings are out and Iowa comes in at #4 behind Florida, Alabama, and Texas. Iowa jumped up 2 spots from last week (over Cincinnati and Boise State) with the victory over Michigan State yesterday.

Iowa comes in at #8 in the Coaches and Harris poll, but gets a perfect 1.000 in the computer polls. In fact, 5 of the 6 computers place Iowa in the top spot (only Billingsley does not). The computers understand the difficulty of Iowa's schedule so far. The Hawkeyes have wins over #12 Penn State on the road and at home against #20 Arizona. Road wins against Wisconsin (who was in the BCS last week) and Michigan State are also impressive. Iowa State's big win over Nebraska doesn't hurt the strength of schedule either.

It still looks like the winner of the SEC will face off against Texas, but Iowa has closed the gap on Texas considerably. With the computers, if Iowa is able to move up in the human polls, it looks possible to jump Texas. Right now Texas has a BCS Average of .8927 and Iowa has .8249. Iowa trails by about 0.2 in both human polls, so there is definitely some room that Iowa can make up, especially if USC, Boise State, TCU, or Cincinnati stumble.

BCS STANDINGS
1.Florida(7-0).9726
2.Alabama(8-0).9450
3.Texas(7-0).8927
4.Iowa(8-0).8249
5.USC(6-1).7944
6.TCU(7-0).7890
7.Boise State(7-0).7752
8.Cincinnati(7-0).7735
9.LSU(6-1).7030
10.Oregon(6-1).6456
11.Georgia Tech(7-1).5895
12.Penn State(7-1).5851
13.Virginia Tech(5-2).4921
14.Oklahoma State(6-1).4494
15.Pittsburgh(7-1).3415
16.Utah(6-1).3161
17.OhioState(6-2).3147
18.Houston(6-1).3085
19.Miami,Fla.(5-2).2491
20.Arizona(5-2).2241
21.West Virginia(6-1).1959
22.South Carolina(6-2).1891
23.Notre Dame(5-2).1197
24.California(5-2).0916
25.Mississippi(5-2).0907
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