Iowa will open the 2013-14 men’s basketball season from outside the top 25, according to the USA Today/Coaches poll, which was released Thursday morning.
The Hawkeyes received 86 votes, four spots out of the top 25.
Kentucky, which did not qualify for the NCAA tournament last year, was ranked No. 1, following by Michigan State, Louisville, Duke and Arizona. Other Big Ten teams ranked include: Michigan (9), Ohio State (10), Wisconsin (21) and Indiana (24). Illinois received two votes.
Iowa State, which qualified for the NCAA tournament last year, also received two votes.
Iowa has published its annual men’s basketball media guide to its website. Seniors Devyn Marble, Zach McCabe, Melsahn Basabe and junior Aaron White grace the cover.
Here’s how you can see it: