Comparing Iowa's projection as the 8th place team against it schedule of B1G opponents shows the following: There are 9 games with opponents ranked 9th or lower. There are 5 games versus teams 5th thru 7th And there 6 games versus teams 1st thru 4th. The composite average of Iowa' B1G opponents is 7.45. It looks like this team is probably a 11 and 9 record team. I kinda think it might approach 13 and 7 since I do not see a big difference between teams 5 through 7. Since the 2011/2012 season Iowa has only finished with a losing conference record twice. The best season was 14/15 with a third place finish with 2 other teams. The worst season was 17/18, 13th place. There were 2 5th place finishes, 3 6th place finishes, and 1 7th place finish during the aforementioned time period. Generally Iowa does better than expected based on past predictions. I hope this is again true.