IOWA CITY, Iowa – For the first time this season, the Iowa men’s basketball team is ranked in the Associated Press top-25 poll.
Iowa is ranked 25th in this week’s poll that was released on Monday.
It marks the first time that Iowa has been ranked in the AP poll since it was ranked No. 8 in the final rankings from last season.
The No. 25 ranking came two days after Iowa defeated then No. 18 Ohio State 75-62 this past Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.
Iowa (18-8, 8-7 Big Ten) has also won four of its last five games and will host Michigan State on Tuesday.
Former Iowa All-America center Luka Garza will attend Tuesday’s game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena and will have his jersey No. 55 formally retired.
Iowa has five games left to play in the regular season.
Following Tuesday’s game against Michigan State, Iowa will play at Nebraska on Friday before returning home to face Northwestern next Monday.
Iowa will close out the regular season with road games at Michigan on March 3 and at Illinois on March 6.