Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Starter
    Points: 21,861, Level: 45
    Level completed: 24%, Points required for next Level: 689
    Overall activity: 29.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    627
    Points
    21,861
    Level
    45
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    They are a top 25 team afterall.

    MID-MAJOR TOP 25 - (from Purgatorio Press) updated 1/31

    1. Creighton
    2. Saint Mary's
    3. Harvard
    4. Murray St.
    5. Wichita St.
    6. Gonzaga
    7. Long Beach St.
    8. Cleveland St.
    9. Nevada
    10. BYU
    11. VCU
    12. Oral Roberts
    13. Ohio
    14. Middle-Tennessee
    15. Kent St.
    16. Davidson
    17. Akron
    18. Iona
    19. Drexel
    20. Wagner
    21. George Mason
    22. Illinois St.
    23. South Dakota St.
    24. Bucknell
    25. Drake



  2. #2
    All-Star
    Points: 19,271, Level: 42
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 579
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    cyclone101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    1,441
    Points
    19,271
    Level
    42
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 321
    Given: 680

    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    This top 25 is dumb no matter how you spin it, but how can Murray State not be number one?



  3. #3
    Rookie
    Points: 19,545, Level: 42
    Level completed: 67%, Points required for next Level: 305
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsVeteran
    DMICyclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    431
    Points
    19,545
    Level
    42
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 1

    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Yes, it is. Losing to the 25th Best mid major is a bad loss.



  4. #4
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 42,251, Level: 63
    Level completed: 47%, Points required for next Level: 699
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    NickTheGreat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    4,677
    Points
    42,251
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 390
    Given: 529

    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Should I start the "Best Losses" thread?



  5. #5
    All-Star
    Points: 46,579, Level: 66
    Level completed: 74%, Points required for next Level: 371
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    MartyFine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Warren Co., IA
    Posts
    1,763
    Points
    46,579
    Level
    66
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 289
    Given: 85

    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    They are also RPI top 100. So not a bad loss at this point. Need them and UNI to finish strong if we are a bubble team.



  6. #6
    Starter
    Points: 21,861, Level: 45
    Level completed: 24%, Points required for next Level: 689
    Overall activity: 29.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    627
    Points
    21,861
    Level
    45
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone101 View Post
    This top 25 is dumb no matter how you spin it, but how can Murray State not be number one?
    they have played a bunch of rec-league teams?



  7. #7
    Pro
    Points: 37,514, Level: 59
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 336
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    Clonegrad07's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    2,417
    Points
    37,514
    Level
    59
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 12
    Given: 69

    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Drake is a TERRIBLE Loss... we play in the Big 12... we should ALWAYS beat Drake... ALWAYS.



  8. #8
    Pro
    Points: 63,754, Level: 78
    Level completed: 32%, Points required for next Level: 1,096
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    SC Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    2,427
    Points
    63,754
    Level
    78
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 135
    Given: 183

    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Boy, that is the who's-who of college basketball



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 125,287, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    aeroclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    6,443
    Points
    125,287
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 478
    Given: 171

    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonegrad07 View Post
    Drake is a TERRIBLE Loss... we play in the Big 12... we should ALWAYS beat Drake... ALWAYS.
    This. Even if Drake is having a good year and we are a mediocre team and we play them on the road, we should still win that game. Hopefully Fred can get this program back to the point where losing to Drake and UNI doesn't happen anymore.



  10. #10
    Pro
    Points: 72,425, Level: 83
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 725
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    SvrWxCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    2,851
    Points
    72,425
    Level
    83
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Whether or not this is a bad loss is all in the eyes of each individual. To most of us fans it is a bad loss, Iowa State should not lose to Drake regardless of where the game is played. On the other hand, with Drake still a top 100 RPI team in the eyes of most selection committee members you would not likely consider this a 'bad loss' for the team. If Drake can play well to finish the year in the top 100 RPI then this loss will not likely hurt us as much as some may believe by just simply thinking that its' Drake.



  11. #11
    Legend
    Points: 228,699, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 19.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    10,769
    Points
    228,699
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 573
    Given: 606

    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Turns out that Maybe the UNI loss was a worse loss though.


    Nobody but HB knows for sure. You pretty much know nothing....like Knownothing would like to say.
    Word

  12. #12
    Speechless
    Points: 428,311, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 28.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alarson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    22,384
    Points
    428,311
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,308
    Given: 657

    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone View Post
    This. Even if Drake is having a good year and we are a mediocre team and we play them on the road, we should still win that game. Hopefully Fred can get this program back to the point where losing to Drake and UNI doesn't happen anymore.
    We should always expect to win that game, but RPI-wise its not a horrible loss. Committee will see early season loss to a top-100 team (assuming they stay there) on the road.



  13. #13
    Pro
    Points: 42,937, Level: 63
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 13
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures25000 Experience Points
    clones26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    2,672
    Points
    42,937
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 121
    Given: 59

    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonegrad07 View Post
    Drake is a TERRIBLE Loss... we play in the Big 12... we should ALWAYS beat Drake... ALWAYS.
    I think the word you are looking for it Turrible, but hey they upset the #5 team as well on Saturday I see



    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day".-Frank Sinatra


    @cyfert26 on Twitter

  14. #14
    Speechless
    Points: 900,000, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 37.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    CycloneErik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Jamerica
    Posts
    59,857
    Points
    900,000
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4,399
    Given: 3,582

    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Drake was not a bad loss.UNI was. Hopefully, UNI will pull some magical turnaround here to help us out on that.

    Drake is really putting together a nice season compared to expectations.


    Kansas Must Be Destroyed

    Sic Semper Jayhawks




    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

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: TBD
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • August 29, 2015
  • 06:00 PM