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|Book Closes on #15 Iowa's Class of 2005
|IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa's 2005 recruiting class was one of the most impressive hauls the Hawkeyes had ever brought in.
The Hawkeyes capitalized on a three-year stretch of 10-win seasons by loading up on four and five-star recruits. Many believed that class would help position the Hawkeyes atop the Big Ten for years to come.
The book will effectively close on the 2005 class this Saturday, when the 15th-ranked Hawkeyes (9-2, 5-2) celebrate Senior Day at Kinnick Stadium before hosting Minnesota (6-5, 3-4).
The remaining members of that class have seen more up-and-downs than they would have expected. They're also a major reason why Iowa is in position for its first 10-win season since 2004 and a possible BCS bowl bid as well.
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