The Iowa Hawkeyes suffered a very tough loss to Minnesota on Saturday, and with it, the Big Ten West remains very much up for grabs.

Following the loss, the 24th ranked Hawkeyes also dropped out of the latest AP Top 25 released on Sunday.

The Air Force Falcons, who need just a win over Army now to claim yet another Commander in Chief's trophy, continued their ascent in the rankings.

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The Falcons, who are a perfect 7-0 this season, are now the 19th ranked team in the country.

Bringing up the rear in the poll is James Madison at #25. The Dukes are undefeated, and are making just their second ever appearance in the poll:

AP Top 25 college football poll

First-place votes in parentheses

1. Georgia (38)
2. Michigan (19)
3. Ohio State (3)
4. Florida State (3)
5. Washington
6. Oklahoma
7. Texas
8. Oregon
9. Alabama
10. Penn State
11. Oregon State
12. Ole Miss
13. Utah
14. Notre Dame
15. LSU
16. Missouri
17. North Carolina
18. Louisville
19. Air Force
20. Duke
21. Tennessee
22. Tulane
23. UCLA
24. USC
25. James Madison

The Iowa Hawkeyes now have a week off before they take on Northwestern on the road, a 2:30 kickoff time on Saturday, November 4th.

Source: ESPN.com

Ten Most Disappointing Minnesota Sports Seasons

The 2021 Minnesota Twins entered the season with high expectations, but unfortunately, they've made the list of most disappointing Minnesota teams of all time.

Disappointment is a common feeling for Minnesota sports fans as the years continue. Following the NBA Championship win for Milwaukee, SportsCenter was quick to point out that Minnesota has the current longest streak of seasons without a championship appearance in the four major sports (MLB/NBA/NFL/NHL). The Minnesota Lynx also chimed in on the stat after claiming four championships since 2011.

The ten teams that are on this list all follow a similar pattern. The year prior was either a great season with a playoff run or one that featured a strong core of players that appeared to have taken the next step. Offseason/preseason expectations were high with even Las Vegas oddsmakers believing in a deep run. Unfortunately, those preseason expectations fell short for the following teams. None of the teams listed below made the playoffs.


Gallery Credit: Jerry Palleschi

South Dakota Born NFL Players of this Century

While not a traditional powerhouse Nation Football League feeder, South Dakota has produces a fair number of football players that went on to the big time in the NFL.

Here are some that have played on various teams over the last couple of decades.