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    Ranked 175

    Via www.kenpom.com. UNI is 73, Iowa 102, and Drake 164. I use this site for bets during the season, as it's a GREAT resource to compare spreads. Also gives us a 7% chance of a winless record in conference play. Thoughts?



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    Re: Ranked 175

    Kinda hard to argue against it at this point. At least we're not #345



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    Re: Ranked 175

    No offense to Iowa but I think that the only reason that Iowa is 102 is Coach Fran. I don't think that they have much more talent than we do.



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    Re: Ranked 175

    I find it hard to believe that iowa will be that much better than us



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    Re: Ranked 175

    Digging a bit deeper, there must not be much that seperates 102 from 175. Iowa, right now according to their predictions, should win by 7 in Iowa City.



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    Re: Ranked 175

    Thats probably fair given the uncertainty surrounding our team. Lost a lot of talent and have a new coach who has never coached before. Drake/UNI don't have any uncertainty as far as system and IA has Fran who has had some recent success at the collegiate coaching level.


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    Re: Ranked 175

    Notice which team he has just 3 lines below ISU? Our good ol' season-opening opponent.

    These types of rankings are impossible to judge in preseason, and even until quite a few games have been played. Notice the team at No. 76. Hmmm.

    I wouldn't expect ISU to climb very much even with a lot of wins in non-conference, but I do notice Cal, UNI, Creighton are all in the top 100, as of now ...


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    Re: Ranked 175

    To be fair to Iowa they do return 4 of their top 5 scorers. But as the old saying goes, They've got good news and bad news...the good news is they return 4 of their top 5 scorers, the bad news is they return 4 of their top 5 scorers.

    They won't be nearly as bad as they were last year. Gatens, May, Cole and Basabe are all above average BCS players.

    And yes, there is a very real possibility ISU could lose to NAU on Friday. Those expecting a blow-out (while that would be great) should temper their expectations IMO.


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    Re: Ranked 175

    Quote Originally Posted by brentblum View Post
    To be fair to Iowa they do return 4 of their top 5 scorers. But as the old saying goes, They've got good news and bad news...the good news is they return 4 of their top 5 scorers, the bad news is they return 4 of their top 5 scorers.

    They won't be nearly as bad as they were last year. Gatens, May, Cole and Basabe are all above average BCS players.

    And yes, there is a very real possibility ISU could lose to NAU on Friday. Those expecting a blow-out (while that would be great) should temper their expectations IMO.
    Stop using common sense, like I have said in other threads, I do think Iowa will be better then ISU this year, but next year when ISU has everyone eligible, not so much.



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    Re: Ranked 175

    We do not need another loss this week. Just win, baby.


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    Re: Ranked 175

    kenpom.com is a great site that I use a lot too. I would like to point out that his mathematical formulas do get better as the season wears on, as he has more real info to plug into them.

    With that said, I found it interesting that Iowa finished last year ranked #173 according to his site, and ISU finished #71. So according to his predictions, which aren't his specialty, we are going to be as bad this year, as Iowa was last year.



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    Re: Ranked 175

    I'm pretty sure we will beat Iowa and Drake. UNI will be a tough game.


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    Re: Ranked 175

    I don't know how good they will be, but they will be competing in practice against the potential Big 12 champs of next year. That tells me that this team will continue to improve through the season.


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    Re: Ranked 175

    Quote Originally Posted by brentblum View Post
    To be fair to Iowa they do return 4 of their top 5 scorers. But as the old saying goes, They've got good news and bad news...the good news is they return 4 of their top 5 scorers, the bad news is they return 4 of their top 5 scorers.

    They won't be nearly as bad as they were last year. Gatens, May, Cole and Basabe are all above average BCS players.

    And yes, there is a very real possibility ISU could lose to NAU on Friday. Those expecting a blow-out (while that would be great) should temper their expectations IMO.
    how can you say that, we scored 100 on DUBUQUE!



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    Re: Ranked 175

    Those rankings are bogus. If they want to rank us 312, fine, be that way. We will just prove them wrong.



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