The Hawkeyes were named national champions by the Football Writers Association in 1958, and by various rating services in 1921, 1922, 1956 and 1960. Iowa has finished the season ranked in the nation’s Top 25 a total of 26 times by the Associated Press, United Press International and the coaches poll.

2020 No. 16 by AP and No. 15 in USA Today coaches poll
2019 No. 15 by AP and USA Today coaches poll
2018 No. 25 by AP
2015 No. 8 by AP and No. 10 by USA Today
2009 No. 7 by AP and ESPN/USA Today
2008 No. 20 by AP and ESPN/USA Today
2004 No. 8 by AP and ESPN/USA Today
2003 No. 8 by AP and ESPN/USA Today
2002 No. 8 by AP and ESPN/USA Today
1996 No. 18 by AP and CNN/USA Today
1995 No. 22 by CNN/USA Today and No. 25 by AP
1991 No. 10 by AP and CNN/USA Today
1990 No. 16 by UPI and No. 18 by AP
1987 No. 15 by UPI and No. 16 by AP
1986 No. 15 by UPI and No. 16 by AP
1985 No. 9 by UPI and No. 10 by AP
1984 No. 15 by UPI and No. 16 by AP
1983 No. 14 by AP and UPI
1981 No. 15 by UPI and No. 18 by AP
1960 No. 2 by UPI and No. 3 by AP
1958 No. 2 by AP and UPI
1957 No. 5 by UPI and No. 6 by AP
1956 No. 3 by AP and UPI
1955 No. 19 by UPI
1953 No. 9 by AP and No. 10 by UPI
1939 No. 9 by AP and UPI