Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Rookie
    Points: 13,813, Level: 35
    Level completed: 67%, Points required for next Level: 237
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    IowaCYcler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    North Liberty
    Posts
    355
    Points
    13,813
    Level
    35
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 18
    Given: 24

    ESPN blogger has Texas ahead of ISU in final rankings????

    Big 12 Power Rankings: Pre-bowls - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

    WHY???????

    ISU 11th Texas 10th? We won the head to head and had a better record.


    Last edited by IowaCYcler; 12-06-2010 at 01:06 PM. Reason: Adimin's Move to Football. Please.

  2. #2
    Legend
    Points: 190,251, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 44.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    Judoka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Timbuktu
    Posts
    14,938
    Points
    190,251
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,840
    Given: 3,452

    Re: ESPN blogger has Texas ahead of ISU in final rankings????

    Well, he also thinks that the Big 12 is sending 9 teams bowling according to his blurb on Colorado, so he obviously didn't think too hard on this one.



  3. #3
    All-Star
    Points: 18,301, Level: 41
    Level completed: 28%, Points required for next Level: 649
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    La Fox, IL
    Posts
    1,564
    Points
    18,301
    Level
    41
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 117
    Given: 105

    Re: ESPN blogger has Texas ahead of ISU in final rankings????

    It's a short term ranking. The idea is that as the season move on, teams are either better or worse then they were at the beginning of the season. We played Texas in the middle of the season however lost our last 3 games, one being colorado, which you can make an assumption that we are not the same team at the end of the season as to when we played Texas. Think of it as a moving average, the games we just played have more meaning than the games we played earlier in the season, regardless if we beat them or not.



  4. #4
    Legend
    Points: 216,261, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    jbhtexas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Arlington, TX
    Posts
    11,798
    Points
    216,261
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 874
    Given: 617

    Re: ESPN blogger has Texas ahead of ISU in final rankings????

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneInHawkCountry View Post
    Big 12 Power Rankings: Pre-bowls - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

    WHY???????

    ISU 11th Texas 10th? We won the head to head and had a better record.
    Power rankings are dynamic; they are attempting to rank the teams based on how they are playing currently. If the two teams played again right now, do you think ISU, having scored a total of 14 points in their last two games and without AA, would beat UT?


    "Don't worry Boss...they can't do nothin' 'til they're through sparklin'..."

    Avatar - America's new superhero...Cenex Guy

  5. #5
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 66,284, Level: 79
    Level completed: 90%, Points required for next Level: 166
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Ficklone02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    City by the Bay
    Posts
    4,270
    Points
    66,284
    Level
    79
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 149
    Given: 315

    Re: ESPN blogger has Texas ahead of ISU in final rankings????

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneInHawkCountry View Post
    Big 12 Power Rankings: Pre-bowls - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

    WHY???????

    ISU 11th Texas 10th? We won the head to head and had a better record.
    The guy made some nice comments about us in his write-up....why focus on the negative?



  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 44,766, Level: 65
    Level completed: 40%, Points required for next Level: 784
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    2,961
    Points
    44,766
    Level
    65
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 113
    Given: 35

    Re: ESPN blogger has Texas ahead of ISU in final rankings????

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneInHawkCountry View Post
    Big 12 Power Rankings: Pre-bowls - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

    WHY???????

    ISU 11th Texas 10th? We won the head to head and had a better record.
    We suck less!
    That's the fight you want to pick, let it die.



  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 146,741, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 30.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    jsmith86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Tulsa
    Posts
    7,119
    Points
    146,741
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 435
    Given: 1,737

    Re: ESPN blogger has Texas ahead of ISU in final rankings????

    I tried to come up with the correct euphemism to describe the...favors....given to Texas/USC/etc by sportswriters because of the numbers of fans and how much money these schools have, but I couldn't come up with one.


    You can't die. That would upset the equilibrium in the Cave.
    Prohman Empire.




  8. #8
    All-Star
    Points: 17,291, Level: 40
    Level completed: 6%, Points required for next Level: 759
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    mramseyISU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Waterloo, IA
    Posts
    1,256
    Points
    17,291
    Level
    40
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 132
    Given: 121

    Re: ESPN blogger has Texas ahead of ISU in final rankings????

    Quote Originally Posted by Ficklone02 View Post
    The guy made some nice comments about us in his write-up....why focus on the negative?
    That's how I read it too. Yeah the rating sucks but he was complemetery in the write-up.



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 146,630, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranRecommendation Second Class

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Bondurant
    Posts
    8,475
    Points
    146,630
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 388
    Given: 224

    Re: ESPN blogger has Texas ahead of ISU in final rankings????

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Power rankings are dynamic; they are attempting to rank the teams based on how they are playing currently. If the two teams played again right now, do you think ISU, having scored a total of 14 points in their last two games and without AA, would beat UT?
    I would watch ISU beat Texas again this time without Arnaud. You have to be kidding if you dont think ISU is a better team today than Texas.



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 93,595, Level: 95
    Level completed: 24%, Points required for next Level: 1,455
    Overall activity: 18.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    dualthreat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    8,179
    Points
    93,595
    Level
    95
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 794
    Given: 76

    Re: ESPN blogger has Texas ahead of ISU in final rankings????

    nebraska is a clear #2

    they lost to OU in a barn burner by a field goal. I never understood those stupid polls. Even the AP.

    #1 beats #2 56-52 in overtime

    the next week #2 will be ranked #7

    just dumb



  11. #11
    Legend
    Points: 148,576, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 30.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    cyclones500's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    12,490
    Points
    148,576
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,104
    Given: 2,162

    Re: ESPN blogger has Texas ahead of ISU in final rankings????

    Those who argue about the dynamic of power rankings are correct, but the season is essentially over, as far as the conference itself is concerned, and should take into account the full body of work.

    Granted, the task is difficult this season, perhaps the most overall competitive (or, more accurately, least definitive) in Big 12 history.

    Here are my power rankings:
    1 Oklahoma
    2 Nebraska
    3 Oklahoma State
    4 Missouri
    5 Texas A&M
    6 Baylor
    7 Kansas State
    8 Texas Tech
    9 Iowa State
    10 Texas
    11 Colorado
    12 Kansas


    Bass Lake Beacon: The best in local news satire

  12. #12
    Rookie
    Points: 17,726, Level: 40
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 324
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Stuart, IA
    Posts
    411
    Points
    17,726
    Level
    40
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 14

    Re: ESPN blogger has Texas ahead of ISU in final rankings????

    When did we play Texas in basketball?



  13. #13
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 107,915, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    vmbplayer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    3,544
    Points
    107,915
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 64
    Given: 54

    Re: ESPN blogger has Texas ahead of ISU in final rankings????

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Power rankings are dynamic; they are attempting to rank the teams based on how they are playing currently. If the two teams played again right now, do you think ISU, having scored a total of 14 points in their last two games and without AA, would beat UT?
    yes.


    "Blamo"! The new CF approved swear word.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: ESPNU
  • HOOPS: Iowa State @ Texas Tech
  • February 10, 2016
  • 08:00 PM