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    Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/col...-kentucky/Luke Winn of SI posted his "Magic Eight", the eight teams he believes have the best chance to win the NCAA Title this year. It includes:ArizonaFloridaIowa StateKansasKentucky (please...)Michigan StateSyracuseWisconsinInteresting. Thoughts?



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    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    My Thought:

    How about reading the other 19 threads on this for our thoughts?



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    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    olllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll llllllllllllld news.



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    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    NCAA championship is pretty bold prediction, but I do think ISU could make a deep tourney run. Getting favorable matchups obviously key. Not easy, necessarily, but avoiding teams Iowa State doesn't matchup well with. eg Kansas, Arizona. Kentucky would be a bad "early" matchup for ISU.



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    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    It's possible. I like it.

    Obviously "too early (even though it's just speculation anyway)," but it's nice to be in the discussion.


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    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

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    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dingus View Post
    NCAA championship is pretty bold prediction, but I do think ISU could make a deep tourney run. Getting favorable matchups obviously key. Not easy, necessarily, but avoiding teams Iowa State doesn't matchup well with. eg Kansas, Arizona. Kentucky would be a bad "early" matchup for ISU.
    DEEP RUN? DEEP RUN?!! They're just trying to win A game right now! DEEP RUN?!! DON'T GIVE ME DEEP RUN!!!



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    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    Too easy, you say? Well, the Magic Eight isn't allowed to be too obvious, and thus cannot simply regurgitate Nos. 1-8 from the AP poll. A few risks need to be taken.

    • Arizona - AP #1
    • Wisconsin - AP #3
    • Syracuse- AP #2
    • UK - best recruiting class (a la 2012)
    • KU - 2nd best recruiting class
    • Florida - AP #7
    • ISU - AP #8
    • MSU - AP #4


    Wow. Cutting edge journalism right there.



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    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    I'll tell you one thing. ISU isn't a team other teams want to see on their side of the bracket.


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    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    I predict Iowa State will not win the national championship.......there....I said it.



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    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    Quote Originally Posted by vortex View Post
    I predict Iowa State will not win the national championship.......there....I said it.
    i am completely ok with your jinx post



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    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    Quote Originally Posted by vortex View Post
    I predict Iowa State will not win the national championship.......there....I said it.
    Whose your pick?



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    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    Just Winn baby!


    Utah Utes, Illinois Illini. The University of Pennsylvania thought about following this pattern by calling themselves the Pennsylvania Pencils. However, they were afraid their students would start chanting "We're No. 2"

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