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Iowa ranks last when it comes to Big Ten sports in 2012-13

[ 0 ] May 30, 2013 |

Iowa had the least successful 2012-13 sports year of any Big Ten school, according to research done by the Lincoln Journal Star.

The newspaper compiled the average conference placing in each sport and found the Hawkeyes’ average finish was 7.58.

Michigan, meanwhile, led the Big Ten with an average finish of 4.04.

Iowa and Michigan State were the only schools that did not win a conference title in any sport.

The school year began for Iowa with a 4-8 football season (tying for last in the Legends Division) and ended with the firing of its baseball coach following an 8th-place finish.

Wrestling went 8-0 in duals against Big Ten rivals, but Penn State won the league tournament title, with the Hawkeyes placing third.

Field hockey tied for second. Men’s golf was third.

As for other sports, men’s basketball was 6th and women’s basketball was 7th… softball (9th), men’s cross country (10th), women’s cross country (10th), women’s golf (9th), women’s gymnastics (8th), women’s track (11th indoor), men’s track (7th indoor), rowing(6th), women’s soccer (9th), men’s swimming (7th), women’s swimming (10th), men’s tennis (12th), women’s tennis (8th), volleyball (12th).

Here’s how the Journal Star broke it all down:

1. Michigan 4.04; 2. Minnesota 4.43; 3. Ohio State 4.64; 4. Penn State 4.92; 5. Illinois 5.24; 6. Nebraska 5.57; 7. Wisconsin 6.10; 8. Indiana 6.22; 9. Northwestern 6.29; 10. Michigan State 6.83; 11. Purdue 7.35; 12. Iowa 7.58.

Category: Hawkeye news, Iowa Hawkeyes Football, Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball

About Andrew Logue: Andrew has been with the Des Moines Register for 19 years, covering everything from preps to Hawkeye and Cyclone sports, as well as the Drake Relays. View author profile.

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