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    just got this weeks si in the mail. they rank every team in division 1 football. not that5 it means anything, but we are 79th, and there is only 1 team on our schedule that they don't have ranked higher than us-UNI because they are 1aa. kent state-73, iowa-32, toledo-63, nebraska-18, texas tech-34, texas-8, oklahoma-9, missouri-26, kansas state-43, colorado-70, kansas-49. i know that ratings don't mean anything until the 3rd or 4th week of the season, but it is a little discouraging to be rated behind every team we play.



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    Re: sports illustrated

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU BET View Post
    just got this weeks si in the mail. they rank every team in division 1 football. not that5 it means anything, but we are 79th, and there is only 1 team on our schedule that they don't have ranked higher than us-UNI because they are 1aa. kent state-73, iowa-32, toledo-63, nebraska-18, texas tech-34, texas-8, oklahoma-9, missouri-26, kansas state-43, colorado-70, kansas-49. i know that ratings don't mean anything until the 3rd or 4th week of the season, but it is a little discouraging to be rated behind every team we play.
    After last year's debacle, what is a fair ranking for us. I'd say about 70-100 would be about right. Sounds to me like maybe we got a little undeserved bump for playing in a major conference.


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    Re: sports illustrated

    good thing is if we beat any team this year, it will look real good, since we are supposedly underdogs to everyone


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    Re: sports illustrated

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU BET View Post
    just got this weeks si in the mail. they rank every team in division 1 football. not that5 it means anything, but we are 79th, and there is only 1 team on our schedule that they don't have ranked higher than us-UNI because they are 1aa. kent state-73, iowa-32, toledo-63, nebraska-18, texas tech-34, texas-8, oklahoma-9, missouri-26, kansas state-43, colorado-70, kansas-49. i know that ratings don't mean anything until the 3rd or 4th week of the season, but it is a little discouraging to be rated behind every team we play.
    It will make it that much sweeter when we beat some of those "higher ranked" teams.


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    Re: sports illustrated

    Do you think the SI writer will be placing any bets on Kent St. or Toledo to beat ISU? I kind of doubt it. It's easy not to put your money where your pen is.
    The bookies certainly will not have ISU as unders in those games.


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    Re: sports illustrated

    Quote Originally Posted by CTTB78 View Post
    Do you think the SI writer will be placing any bets on Kent St. or Toledo to beat ISU? I kind of doubt it. It's easy not to put your money where your pen is.
    The bookies certainly will not have ISU as unders in those games.
    Kent St. opening line is ISU -4
    That would make you correct.


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    Re: sports illustrated

    ISU is also picked to win 4 games in that SI issue. 3 NC and 1 C games.


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    Re: sports illustrated

    That means we can only go up!



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    Re: sports illustrated

    How can you win 4 and be only 79th. Opportunity knocks.


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    Re: sports illustrated

    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    Kent St. opening line is ISU -4
    That would make you correct.
    Don't they give you 3 for being the home team?

    that lines as good as even.



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    Re: sports illustrated

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    How can you win 4 and be only 79th. Opportunity knocks.
    We won 4 last year and had most media rating us 80th or worse.


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    Re: sports illustrated

    Quote Originally Posted by clonomaniac View Post
    good thing is if we beat any team this year, it will look real good, since we are supposedly underdogs to everyone
    that's awesome, that's partly the reason I became an ISU fan, bcuz I love underdogs who rise up!

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