Iowa still trails Penn State in both the Coaches' and Harris polls, but the Hawkeyes are increasing their lead over the Nittany Lions in the latest BCS standings.
Both teams moved up two spots this week, as Iowa checks in at No. 9 and Penn State at No. 11. But the Hawkeyes now lead Penn State in BCS average by .0529, up from .0253 last week. The computers continue to favor Iowa, which ranks 10th in computer average, nine spots ahead of Penn State. The Lions' win against Temple lost some luster after the Owls fell to Ohio on Saturday.
One of the two squads likely will receive a BCS at-large berth, but both will be eligible, so the bowls could certainly select Penn State.
Ohio State moves up two spots to No. 8 in the BCS standings. The Big Ten is the only league with three teams in the top 12 of the BCS.