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    Yahoo Sports/Rivals has ISU as a 12 seed

    But their seeds are a joke...

    They have Illinois as a 10 and Minnesota and Purdue as 11 seeds...all three of them currently have losing records in the B10...

    Projecting the NCAA tournament field of 68 - College Basketball - Rivals.com



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    Re: Yahoo Sports/Rivals has ISU as a 12 seed

    I don't understand how some people are hired to do these things....


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    Re: Yahoo Sports/Rivals has ISU as a 12 seed

    Who cares right now, just keep winning.



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    Re: Yahoo Sports/Rivals has ISU as a 12 seed

    Actually, a 12 seed is a good place to be imo. Many upsets with the 5-12 matchups. And a win should get us a decent 2nd round matchup.



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    Re: Yahoo Sports/Rivals has ISU as a 12 seed

    I just wanna get in. It's been that long. I am not selective anymore. I am that desperate!



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    Re: Yahoo Sports/Rivals has ISU as a 12 seed

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott34 View Post
    Actually, a 12 seed is a good place to be imo. Many upsets with the 5-12 matchups. And a win should get us a decent 2nd round matchup.
    Agree 100%. That would be an ideal seed IMO. A lot of 12 seeds seem to flourish in the last couple years in the tourney. Especially if we could get an overrated 2 seed or one of the many overrated B1G teams in the 2nd round...


    My hate is not limited to just the Hawkeyes, I have plenty to go around for the Jayhawks and just Hawks in general.

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    Re: Yahoo Sports/Rivals has ISU as a 12 seed

    I'd rather have a 12 than a 10.

    A 12 you get a 5 than 4 before you gotta play a 1.

    If you're a 10 and you win you have to play a 2 next.


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    Re: Yahoo Sports/Rivals has ISU as a 12 seed

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott34 View Post
    Actually, a 12 seed is a good place to be imo. Many upsets with the 5-12 matchups. And a win should get us a decent 2nd round matchup.
    I would like our chances to be one of the teams to pull the yearly upset over a 5 seed.




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    Re: Yahoo Sports/Rivals has ISU as a 12 seed

    I hate to break it to Yahoo, but I highly doubt Minny is going to get in.

    They lost last night to Wisky, and here is there remaining schedule..

    Ohio State
    @NW
    MSU
    @Wisky
    Nebraska

    They could easily lose 4 of those 5, putting them at 6-11 in the conference. Did I mention they lost to the Hawks twice?
    Purdue will be in the same boat. They have a very tough schedule remaining. They could end up 7-11 in the conference. That won't get you in to the dance.



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    Re: Yahoo Sports/Rivals has ISU as a 12 seed

    Time to start rooting for Iowa to win these games against bubble temas in the Big 10



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    Re: Yahoo Sports/Rivals has ISU as a 12 seed

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    Time to start rooting for Iowa
    I stopped reading at this point, although I'm sure you went on to make a compelling and intelligent point.



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    Re: Yahoo Sports/Rivals has ISU as a 12 seed

    Did you also notice Creighton was a 5 seed, sign us up to play them please, I think they are doing the late season McDoormat dive. So typical of his UNI days. At ISU the McDoormat dive was in full force throughout the season.



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    Re: Yahoo Sports/Rivals has ISU as a 12 seed

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    I'd rather have a 12 than a 10.

    A 12 you get a 5 than 4 before you gotta play a 1.

    If you're a 10 and you win you have to play a 2 next.
    I would not prefer a 12 over 10.

    For one thing, a 12 is far too close to missing an at-large bid. If ISU's record was, like 14-10 right now, I might feel otherwise, but some predictions have us in 8/9 range. I'd rather not drop and sweat.

    Secondly, playing percentages, I think 10-2 is a better path to Sweet 16 than being a 12. A 12-5 upset happens almost once per year on average; and yes, those 12's go two rounds more often than might seem reasonable. I think 10-2 makes S16 more often.

    I'm sure people want me to provide documentation for this to be honest, you could probably Google your way to it quicker than I can right now.

    These are purely things based on history; anything can happen. But if we're in "wishing" mode, that's what we've got.



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    Re: Yahoo Sports/Rivals has ISU as a 12 seed

    Quote Originally Posted by tejasclone View Post
    I stopped reading at this point, although I'm sure you went on to make a compelling and intelligent point.
    The post concluded one of two ways:

    "Time to start rooting for Iowa:
    1. ... to win these games against bubble teams in the Big 10."
    or
    2 ... because we should all feel bad for the Hawkeyes right now."

    Both are compelling. Only one is intelligent.



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    Re: Yahoo Sports/Rivals has ISU as a 12 seed

    Maybe I don't understand how the field of 68 works. I assumed there would be 4 play in games where the winner of each would be a 16 seed in the final 64. But I notice he has 6 teams listed as a 12 seed. Am I missing something?


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