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    Northern Illinois now #25 in BCS

    The BCS standings came out. and who woulda thought that the hawks would end up being our weakest FBS non conf. game. Crazy season. Fairly impressive. The whole non-conf schedule was high quality. Will even UNI be in their post season? I know its a FCS team, but Look at the SEC and their scheduling cupcakes. Maybe its time to go with the whole "can't beat em join em" with the cupcakes.

    Also, Shows how bad we've been crappin the bed when we play Iowa lately. Seems our guys get convinced by the Iowa media machine that those schmucks are National title teams and next thing you know the good guys are trying to do to much and turning the ball over.

    Here's hoping next year we can laugh that BS off and finally play a decent game against the hawks. Not saying we should have won that game, but need to know that that game should never be a 20+ pt loss again.



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    Re: Northern Illinois now #25 in BCS

    computers > human voters

    AP:
    #21 Utah
    #24 NIU
    NR Iowa

    Sagarin:
    #22 Utah
    #24 Iowa
    #45 NIU



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    Re: Northern Illinois now #25 in BCS

    Sweet!



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    Re: Northern Illinois now #25 in BCS

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeiastat View Post
    The BCS standings came out. and who woulda thought that the hawks would end up being our weakest FBS non conf. game. Crazy season. Fairly impressive. The whole non-conf schedule was high quality. Will even UNI be in their post season? I know its a FCS team, but Look at the SEC and their scheduling cupcakes. Maybe its time to go with the whole "can't beat em join em" with the cupcakes.

    Also, Shows how bad we've been crappin the bed when we play Iowa lately. Seems our guys get convinced by the Iowa media machine that those schmucks are National title teams and next thing you know the good guys are trying to do to much and turning the ball over.

    Here's hoping next year we can laugh that BS off and finally play a decent game against the hawks. Not saying we should have won that game, but need to know that that game should never be a 20+ pt loss again.
    Does Northern Illinois go 10-2 playing Iowa or ISU's schedule? and does Iowa or ISU go 10-2 playing Northern Illinois' schedule?



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    Re: Northern Illinois now #25 in BCS

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyescott View Post
    Does Northern Illinois go 10-2 playing Iowa or ISU's schedule? and does Iowa or ISU go 10-2 playing Northern Illinois' schedule?
    yes



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    Re: Northern Illinois now #25 in BCS

    Does iowa go 10-2 with iowas schedule?



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    Re: Northern Illinois now #25 in BCS

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    Does iowa go 10-2 with iowas schedule?
    no they go 13-0 and win a national title



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    Re: Northern Illinois now #25 in BCS

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyeh8r View Post
    no they go 13-0 and win a national title
    Or at the very least are the worlds greatest 7-5 team ever.



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    Re: Northern Illinois now #25 in BCS

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    Does iowa go 10-2 with iowas schedule?
    What does this have to do with Iowa or ISU going 10-2 with Northern Illinois schedule and being ranked #25?



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    Re: Northern Illinois now #25 in BCS

    I saw this today and was a bit surprised, but then again they ran their conference schedule and only lost two games. They probably deserve to be rated and hopefully will get a decent bowl game. Nice that we can hang our hat on giving them one of their two losses. I agree that it is funny that Iowa dropped out of the rankings this week, but Iowa would probably still take on NIU. IMO the real tale here is that ISU and NIU were teams that got better as the season progressed, Iowa never really improved, in fact probably got worse. But they'll be national title contenders next year right?



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    Re: Northern Illinois now #25 in BCS

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyeh8r View Post
    no they go 13-0 and win a national title
    Using the handicap system in golf, Iowa was five plays away from 12-0.

    Just ask Jim Zabel......the resident mush-mind


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    Re: Northern Illinois now #25 in BCS

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyeh8r View Post
    yes
    Iowa beat Eastern Illinois in September, and the astute Iowa fan (90% of them) would never know the difference between E Illinois and Northern Illinois.

    the media would never bring it up either

    Eastern Illinois is one of the worst D1 teams in the country


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    Re: Northern Illinois now #25 in BCS

    Quote Originally Posted by ferdnand1 View Post
    Using the handicap system in golf, Iowa was five plays away from 12-0.

    Just ask Jim Zabel......the resident mush-mind

    Never mind the fact that they are probably less than that away from not being bowl eligible. But hey, keep the national Champ coolaid comin.

    Just happy for NIU. They deserve it. Enjoyed their fans and enjoyed the game. Hope they win their bowl. They deserve it. If it's against Iowa all the better.



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