Iowa Hawkeyes | Big 10 (West)

Overview

Conference Analysis
Win Division (+825), Win Conference (+4000)
SSA Model Pick: Division (Low Confidence)
If there is a team to take out Wisconsin in the West this season, it’s Iowa. Kirk Ferentz enters his 20th season as Iowa’s head coach and hopes he can replicate the success this team had in 2015 when they made a Big 10 title game appearance and played in the Rose Bowl. The last time Iowa beat Wisconsin was in 2015 and if the Hawkeyes can take down the Badgers at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday September 22nd they’ll be in position to win the division.

Win Total Analysis
7.5 wins (+100/-120)
SSA Model Pick: None
Iowa is a sound team but lacks elite athletes. That means they can beat teams they shouldn’t but it also means they can lose to teams they shouldn’t. We have the Hawkeyes at 7.5 wins, so stay away from this number.

Team Summary

Power Rating: 83.6
Coach: Kirk Ferentz
Returning Starters: 13
National Ranking: 30
Coach Ranking: 14
Talent Ranking: 43

Projections Summary

Conf Win Prob: 4%
Div Win Prob: 16%
Projected Record: 7.5 – 4.5
Conference Record: 5.1 – 3.9

Win Total Scenarios

Schedule

Sat, Sep 1NIU81%
Sat, Sep 8Iowa St60%
Sat, Sep 15NIU94%
Sat, Sep 22Wisconsin34%
Sat, Oct 6@ Minnesota63%
Sat, Oct 13@ Indiana60%
Sat, Oct 20MD71%
Sat, Oct 27@ Penn St27%
Sat, Nov 3@ Purdue55%
Sat, Nov 10NW59%
Sat, Nov 17@ Illinois75%
Fri, Nov 23Nebraska68%