ISU Still #2 in ESPN Big 12 Power Rankings

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  1. Triggermv

    Triggermv Well-Known Member

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    TCU may be tier 5.

    Their writeup was brutal.
     
  3. Triggermv

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    My guess is that only 4 of the 5 tier two teams make the tournament come year-end. I just hope that we aren't the one left out.
     
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    There may be some truth to this beings how they lost by 9 to Texas Tech in their own building. That is pretty bad.
     
  5. GMackey32

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    I think OU gets left out. They are somewhat of a fraud.
     
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    They did beat Rice though by two points, so at least they can take solice in the fact that they aren't the worst team in Texas right?
     
  7. CycloneErik

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    And Trent Johnson probably outcoached Scott Drew, so he's got that going for him.
     
  8. Bader

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    Baylor will be in a Tier of their own somewhere in the middle labeled with "The Scott Drew Factor"
     
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    I still don't know what to believe yet on them personally, but you may want to keep that on the down-low. CW is a pretty big Lon Kruger fan and might beat the crap out of you for that statement.
     
  10. Rogue52

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    The last week of January will tell us exactly where we are.
     
  11. GMackey32

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    CW can bring it!
     
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    I did label tier 3 as the all defense - zero offense tier. If I were to make a separate tier for Baylor, maybe I should call it the all talent - zero coaching tier??
     
  13. CycloneErik

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    He may bring it, but he won't bring coupons.
     
  14. CyFan61

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    I think it will be one of the Oklahoma schools.

    I think both Kansas schools, Baylor, us, and an OK school will get in from the Big 12
     
  15. CyForPresident

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    We will know a lot more about OU after Saturday. If they can win in Manhattan, they're the real deal.
     
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    If I had to guess, I'd say it's OU. Okie State has better wins and doesn't have the bad loss like OU does (lost at home to Stephen F. Austin).
     
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    CW loves Kruger so much that I'd like to propose this question to him: If you were an athletic director of some school other than ISU right now (since ISU has a legacy factor with Hoiberg) and you could have only Hoiberg or Kruger as your coach, who would you choose? I personally wouldn't put it past him to choose Kruger.
     
  18. CyFan61

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    This is true. Actually after TCU and Tech, we have a stretch of six games that could be tough.

    vs. Kansas State
    @ Oklahoma State
    vs. Baylor
    vs. Oklahoma
    @ Kansas State
    @ Texas

    Really think ISU needs to go 4-2 at worst through those six. I'm feeling 5-1 more likely. Protect Hilton in all three, win in Austin, and split the games in Stillwater and Manhattan.

    Going to be an interesting stretch. Certainly moreso than the next two with TCU and Tech, where it feels as a fan like ISU has absolutely nothing to gain and a lot to lose.
     
  19. Triggermv

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    #19 Triggermv, Jan 18, 2013
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    Yep, I think you have to win at a minimum all the home games in that stretch. We really should also win @ Texas too. This stretch will really show us what we are made up for sure.
     
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    texas gets kabongo back. that'll be a very tough game.
     

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