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Things are looking up in college basketball when you're no longer looking up at many teams in the rankings.

Both Iowa and Iowa State took care of business in separate ways this past week, resulting in top-20 rewards in both major polls released Monday.

The Cyclones (17-5, 6-3 Big 12 Conference) bumped up four spots to 16th in the USA TODAY Coaches' Poll (Iowa State's highest mark of the season) and up three slots to No. 17 in The Associated Press rankings after expected home wins over West Virginia and Texas.

Iowa, meanwhile, took advantage of its last signature-win opportunity by thumping then-No. 5 Michigan 74-59 last Friday. The result was a zip up to No. 20 in both polls.

The Des Moines Register and Hawk Central use the coaches' poll as their default rankings.

The Hawkeyes (17-5, 6-5 Big Ten Conference) travel to Indiana for an 8 p.m. Thursday matchup. The Hoosiers are coming off an upset of then-No. 8 Michigan State this past weekend. Iowa then hosts Northwestern at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Wolverines are now ranked eighth and 11th, respectively, in the coaches' poll.

Iowa State has no time to celebrate its latest leap, with an 8 p.m. game Monday at Oklahoma. The Cyclones then face TCU at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hilton Coliseum.

Both teams are holding to their rankings in terms of NCAA seeding as well, with one USA TODAY projection having Iowa and Iowa State scheduled to face off in a potential second-round tournament matchup.

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