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    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.


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    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.



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    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.



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    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

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    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?


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    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

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    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?



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    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!
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    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.


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    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.



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    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.



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    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



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    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:
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    2 Nebraska
    3 Oklahoma State
    4 Missouri
    5 Texas A&M
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    9 Iowa State
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    Re: ESPN blogger has Texas ahead of ISU in final rankings????

    When did we play Texas in basketball?



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    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?
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