Looking for a little trash talk to throw around your tailgate at this week's Iowa vs. Iowa State football game?

 

Here's one for Hawkeye fans: The University of Iowa outranks Iowa State University in U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges ranking released today.

 

Iowa comes in at No. 73 in the National University category, with Iowa State ranked No. 101.

 

Drake University may have lost to the University of Northern Iowa on the football field last weekend, but the Bulldogs outrank the Panthers in the Regional Universities (Midwest) category. Drake was No. 3, behind only Creighton University and Butler University, and Northern Iowa was No. 13.

 

Grand View University was No. 55 in the Regional Colleges (Midwest) category. AIB College of Business was unranked (an unranked school is either too new or too small for the rankings).

 

The U.S. News ranking system uses up to 16 indicators of academic excellence that the news service weights based on its judgment of what matters most. For more on the methodology, click here.

 

The top four national universities were Princeton University, Harvard University, Yale University and Columbia University, with Stanford University and the University of Chicago tied at No. 5.