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Iowa ranked #5 in 2010 Playboy Pigskin Preview

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CHICAGO, Ill. (KWWL) -- Playboy Sports Editor Gary Cole has ranked the Hawkeyes 5th in the 54th annual College Football Pigskin Preview.

Iowa is ranked only behind Ohio State, Texas, Alabama and Boise State.  Other notables include fellow Big Ten member Wisconsin at number 8, future Big Ten member Nebraska at number 12 and Georgia Tech, the team Iowa took down in the Orange bowl at number 25.

Cole predicts that Ohio State will go undefeated this year and beat the University of Texas Longhorns in the national championship game.

Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn has been picked to Playboy's 2010 Pre-season All-American Team.  He joins Cameron Heyward from Ohio State, Sam Acho from Texas and Robert Quinn from North Carolina as pre-season All-American defensive linemen.

Other Big Ten players on the All-American Team include John Clay, receiver from Wisconsin, and Greg Jones, linebacker from Michigan State.

Playboy's 2010 Top 25 Teams:

1. Ohio State
2. Texas
3. Alabama
4. Boise State
5. Iowa
6. TCU
7. Florida
8. Wisconsin
9. Oklahoma
10. LSU
11. USC
12. Nebraska
13. Virginia Tech
14. Miami
15. Pittsburgh
16. North Carolina
17. Georgia
18. Stanford
19. Houston
20. Clemson
21. West Virginia
22. Utah
23. Oregon
24. Arkansas
25. Georgia Tech

Playboy's 2010 Preseason All America Team:

- Coach of the Year: Gary Patterson - TCU

- Quarterback: Jake Locker - Washington

- Running Backs: Mark Ingram - Alabama; John Clay - Wisconsin; Stanley Havili - USC

- Wide Receivers: A.J. Green - Georgia; Julio Jones - Alabama

- Tight End: Kyle Rudolph - Notre Dame

- Offensive Line: Nate Solder - Colorado; Kristofer O'Dowd - USC; Matt Reynolds - BYU; Marcus Cannon - TCU; Anthony Castonzo - Boston College

- Return Specialist: Chris Owusu - Stanford

- Anson Mount Scholar/Athlete: Greg McElroy - Alabama

- Defensive Line: Cameron Heyward - Ohio State; Adrian Clayborn - Iowa; Sam Acho - Texas; Robert Quinn - North Carolina

- Linebackers: Von Miller - Texas A&M; Greg Jones - Michigan State; Michael Mohamed - California

- Defensive Backs: DeAndre McDaniel - Clemson; Prince Amukamara - Nebraska; Patrick Peterson - LSU; Ras-l Dowling - Virginia

- Long Snapper: Christian Yount - UCLA

- Kicker: Kai Forbath - UCLA

- Punter: Drew Butler - Georgia

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