Iowa gaining steam in major college football polls

Jace Evans
Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz watches his team during the Hawkeyes' 45-29 win against Indiana at Kinnick Stadium.

Despite some uneven play at times this season, Iowa has managed to build a 5-1 record, and voters for the nation's two most-prominent college football polls seem to be taking notice.

For the first time since Week 3, the Hawkeyes received votes in The AP Top 25 Poll. The Big Ten West Division co-leaders (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) garnered six points this week, placing 37th in the nation.

The Hawkeyes are seeing a little more love in the Amway Coaches Poll. Iowa grabbed 15 points this week, the fourth consecutive week that it has seen its points total go up. The coaches poll has the Hawkeyes sitting 34th in the nation.

And no, Kirk Ferentz is not a voter in the coaches poll.