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    ESPN Big 12 Power Rankings

    Conference Power Rankings: Big 12 - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN

    Puts us at no. 6. I'm not sure we quite deserve that, but I figure its more a result of recent bad losses by other Big 12 teams. Nevertheless, King (writer) gives us credit as one of the more talented teams in the conf.

    6. Iowa State: The Cyclones have bounced back from a pair of disappointing early season losses (to Drake and Northern Iowa) and have now won four straight, including an 86-76 victory over Iowa. This is one of the Big 12’s upper echelon teams in terms of pure talent. The biggest question is whether the Cyclones can develop good enough chemistry to compete with the league’s top dogs.



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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Power Rankings

    I agree with him.

    Two of our losses are bad, but we are one of the top teams in the Big 12 in terms of raw talent. I think 5 or 6 is appropriate for us.

    Really need to see how we do in conference play before these rankings mean anything.



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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Power Rankings

    I hope we can develop the chemistry to win some big games in conference. I'll take 6th right now.



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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Power Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by madcityCY View Post
    Conference Power Rankings: Big 12 - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN

    Puts us at no. 6. I'm not sure we quite deserve that, but I figure its more a result of recent bad losses by other Big 12 teams. Nevertheless, King (writer) gives us credit as one of the more talented teams in the conf.
    It's a mixed bag.

    Encouraging: ISU has no big wins, the losses weren't of the "that's OK" variety (other than perhaps @U-M) and a few victories were lackluster. And it results in middle-of-the-pack assessment.

    Cause for Pause: A few Big 12 teams (based on preseason forecasts) have underachieved (A&M, Oklahoma State), and perennial contenders like KU & Texas seem unimpressive. Throw in the fact OU (projected low) ranks 5th in this snapshot, and a team with a supposed regrouping season (KSU) comes in 3rd ... this could be the most balanced Big 12 race since the conference began, but possibly the weakest or least-consistent as far as actual strength.



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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Power Rankings

    One other comment on his analysis — although it's far too early to tell: "Much like Vanderbilt, Memphis and Arizona, the Aggies were clearly overhyped during the preseason."

    I was puzzled by 2nd & 3rd-place predictions for A&M. I could eat my words, but ... it seemed off, somehow.



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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Power Rankings

    Hope this article is right and stands up over the course of the season; 6th wouldn't be too bad for this team.



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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Power Rankings

    I sure hope the team develops some chemistry and fast. So far, win or lose, the team is extremely underwhelming to follow.

    At least last season, I felt some of the time we were fun to watch. For me, not so much this year - which I thought would be the exact opposite.



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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Power Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickybaby View Post
    Hope this article is right and stands up over the course of the season; 6th wouldn't be too bad for this team.
    B12 may not get 6 this year so I hope we can get to 5th.



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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Power Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones500 View Post
    One other comment on his analysis — although it's far too early to tell: "Much like Vanderbilt, Memphis and Arizona, the Aggies were clearly overhyped during the preseason."

    I was puzzled by 2nd & 3rd-place predictions for A&M. I could eat my words, but ... it seemed off, somehow.
    I thOught A&M would be top 4 in the league, and obviously, they still can. This is based on returning a lot of players from last year. I think of tem as having a good combination of talent and experience. When I look at their team on paper, it should be decent. They are one of the taller teams in the conf - they should dominate inside.

    PG Dash Harris
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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Power Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingCY View Post
    I hope we can develop the chemistry to win some big games in conference. I'll take 6th right now.
    Yeah, based on what we've seen so far I'd be thrilled to finish 6th in the Big XII.



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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Power Rankings

    Honestly, I think the team will play a lot better with a crowd behind them.



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