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Hawkeyes ranked as high as No. 2 in preseason polls

Originally Published: March 15, 2005
By Teddy Greenstein | Special to ESPN.com
For years Iowa football could play the no-respect game.

With Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin getting all the love and attention, Hawkeyes coaches could fire up their players by trotting out the media's preseason rankings.

Those days are over. The Hawkeyes will no longer be the underdogs. Now they're the top dogs, and the Iowa coaches will have to alter their pep talks.

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