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    If we win this weekend

    should we be ranked? The propose of the top 25 rankings are to rank the top 25 best programs at that time. Although records are a important judge, records should not be the only factor involved.

    Lets look at it. If ISU wins:
    -4-1 over the last 5 games of the season
    -victories over 3 ranked teams
    -Respectable loss to a top 10 team on the road on senior day (to a team that has lost at home fewer times in the past 10 years than Tech has lost conference games this season)
    -Overall, playing a top 10 schedule
    - 7 wins in regular season with a chance for an 8th win

    Next question, if ISU is ranked after the bowls, will it be ranked entering next season?
    -Returning a lot of the line up and will have a bunch of healthy players back.
    -Easier schedule next year
    -Have a coach who is even more respected now than he was last year.



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    Re: If we win this weekend

    An outside chance, but I don't see why not.


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    Re: If we win this weekend

    I think we should, but no guarantees.

    Saturday plus a bowl win should cinch it at the end.


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    Re: If we win this weekend

    I think its not out of the question but it may also depend on what happens in some other games. If there are some big upsets our win could be overshadowed. I agree with the previous post though, a bowl win should do the trick.



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    Re: If we win this weekend

    Win the next 2 games and we'll be ranked at the end of the season. That should carry over to next season considering that most of the starters return.



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    Re: If we win this weekend

    Remember the week of the OSU game? How upset everyone was because we lost to a MVC school in basketball? And then the weekend rolled around and we pulled off the biggest upset in school history. Well we lost to a MVC school on Wednesday, time for the upset on Saturday for our future #24 ranked ISU Cyclones



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    Re: If we win this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    should we be ranked? The propose of the top 25 rankings are to rank the top 25 best programs at that time. Although records are a important judge, records should not be the only factor involved.

    Lets look at it. If ISU wins:
    -4-1 over the last 5 games of the season
    -victories over 3 ranked teams
    -Respectable loss to a top 10 team on the road on senior day (to a team that has lost at home fewer times in the past 10 years than Tech has lost conference games this season)
    -Overall, playing a top 10 schedule
    - 7 wins in regular season with a chance for an 8th win

    Next question, if ISU is ranked after the bowls, will it be ranked entering next season?
    -Returning a lot of the line up and will have a bunch of healthy players back.
    -Easier schedule next year
    -Have a coach who is even more respected now than he was last year.


    Man, it is fun to think about these possibilities. Who would have guessed that we would even be in a position to have this conversation?



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    Re: If we win this weekend

    Why should it matter? Being ranked isn't going to change the way this team plays.



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    Re: If we win this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by ZJohnson View Post
    Why should it matter? Being ranked isn't going to change the way this team plays.
    Yep, only the teams in contention for the BCS title game should be ranked.



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    Re: If we win this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by ZJohnson View Post
    Why should it matter? Being ranked isn't going to change the way this team plays.
    Being ranked won't win us games but it is crucial to the future of the program. Being ranked will get us exposure and respect nationally. Which equals better recruits, more fans, and more $$$.

    If we win this weekend it will be extremely close whether we get ranked or we not. If we end the season ranked I really doubt we are ranked going into next season. Preseason polls are all about history and rep, we are building both but we still have a ways to go.



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    Re: If we win this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    Win the next 2 games and we'll be ranked at the end of the season. That should carry over to next season considering that most of the starters return.
    Good point. I hadn't even thought about the bogus preseason polls.


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    Re: If we win this weekend

    Something tells me a win still wouldn't get ISU ranked. But some of that depends (as others said) on results of other games, and I haven't checked recently the other teams are getting votes just inside or outside the top 25.

    Maybe if ISU wins 28-0, it might mean substantially more votes.

    Ranking would be a nice icing on the cake this season, especially if it could come in the final poll. Right now, I don't even care about it, if we can beat KSU.



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    Re: If we win this weekend

    I get a feeling from the team that they could care less about any chance at a rank.

    They talk about winning a single game.Nothing more...nothing less.


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    Re: If we win this weekend

    If we beat KSU the absolute last thing I will care about is our ranking. No, we won't be ranked.



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    Re: If we win this weekend

    Definitely should be ranked with those wins and that schedule. Not sure if it would happen though.



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