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    ESPN: Pre-Season NCAA MBB Rankings

    Andy Katz: Indiana Hoosiers still lead revised Top 25, but plenty of changes elsewhere - ESPN

    I know how we all love to talk Top 25 with the ISU Men's Basketball Program, but ISU was not part of the '12-'13 pre-season ranks. (You gotta believe, if Royce was back...this team would be ranked from the get-go.) Here's to the Mayor proving everyone wrong again. But seriously, these "pre-season" ranks mean diddly-squat. Just something for these idiots to write about.

    Also, ISU didn't make the top "snubbed" list either. Classic ESPN. (More motivation for next year's squad!)

    VCU, Cincy among new top 25 snubs - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN


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    Re: ESPN: Pre-Season NCAA MBB Rankings

    love preseason polls in may




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    Re: ESPN: Pre-Season NCAA MBB Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingCY View Post
    Andy Katz: Indiana Hoosiers still lead revised Top 25, but plenty of changes elsewhere - ESPN

    I know how we all love to talk Top 25 with the ISU Men's Basketball Program, but ISU was not part of the pre-season ranks. (You gotta believe, if Royce was back...this team would be ranked from the get-go.) Here's to the Mayor proving everyone wrong again. But seriously, these "pre-season" ranks mean diddly-squat. Just something for these idiots to write about.

    Also, ISU didn't make the top "snubbed" list either. Classic ESPN. (More motivation for next year's squad!)

    VCU, Cincy among new top 25 snubs - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
    We were snubbed from the snub! We have to go deeper!



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    Re: ESPN: Pre-Season NCAA MBB Rankings

    Kansas is overrated a bit. Michigan is way overrated. Hardaway isn't that great and they are expecting way to much out of freshmen.

    IF Bradley Beal returns Florida will be better than both those schools.



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    Re: ESPN: Pre-Season NCAA MBB Rankings

    Do they even know that we have talented players filling in? Clyburn? Lucious?



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    Re: ESPN: Pre-Season NCAA MBB Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingCY View Post
    Do they even know that we have talented players filling in? Clyburn? Lucious?
    yes



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    Re: ESPN: Pre-Season NCAA MBB Rankings

    We'll be in the mix if Lockett comes.



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    Re: ESPN: Pre-Season NCAA MBB Rankings

    I can understand not being top 25, but not even being in the snubbed or teams or not being a sleeper team seems dumb. This doesn't mean anything, I guess we'll just be under the radar again


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    Re: ESPN: Pre-Season NCAA MBB Rankings

    I don't have a problem with us not being in it. We lost our best player. Clyburn and Lucious could be special, but you can't fault them for not putting us in their rankings


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    Re: ESPN: Pre-Season NCAA MBB Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by hexodat64 View Post
    I can understand not being top 25, but not even being in the snubbed or teams not not sleep on is ridiculous. This doesn't mean anything, I guess we'll just be under the radar again
    I wouldn't be mad if Minnesota and Kansas State weren't in front of us. Iowa State was better than Kansas State last year and the programs are pointed in opposite directions, that's just stupid.

    Also Creighton is a little high, McDermott's great, but it's basically the same team minus their point guard and none of the guys strike me as players who will make huge strides. Don't think they'll drop off, but don't understand how they make a step forward. Even with McDermott, a lot of players in every sport have a dropoff year the year after everyone starts telling them they're the best player in the universe.



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    Re: ESPN: Pre-Season NCAA MBB Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by hexodat64 View Post
    I can understand not being top 25, but not even being in the snubbed or teams not not sleep on is ridiculous. This doesn't mean anything, I guess we'll just be under the radar again
    What? We're in the "don't sleep on" section.

    Don't sleep on: VCU, Kansas State, Tennessee, Cincinnati, Saint Louis, Harvard, Pitt, Ohio, Florida State, Stanford, Iowa State, New Mexico, Butler, Miami (Fla.), Saint Mary's, Maryland, Xavier, Nevada, Murray State, Marquette, Valparaiso. (For more analysis, click here)



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    Re: ESPN: Pre-Season NCAA MBB Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    I wouldn't be mad if Minnesota and Kansas State weren't in front of us. Iowa State was better than Kansas State last year and the programs are pointed in opposite directions, that's just stupid.

    Also Creighton is a little high, McDermott's great, but it's basically the same team minus their point guard and none of the guys strike me as players who will make huge strides. Don't think they'll drop off, but don't understand how they make a step forward. Even with McDermott, a lot of players in every sport have a dropoff year the year after everyone starts telling them they're the best player in the universe.

    I think Creighton will be very good again, but like you said they wont' be leaps and bounds better than last season. They'll miss Antoine Young more than they think, he was their best athlete and could create his own shot.



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    Re: ESPN: Pre-Season NCAA MBB Rankings

    I can't comprehend the KSU love. They were a solid team this year and have some good players. But they were nothing special and they trade a very good coach for a very average coach.



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    Re: ESPN: Pre-Season NCAA MBB Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiltonmagic15 View Post
    What? We're in the "don't sleep on" section.

    Don't sleep on: VCU, Kansas State, Tennessee, Cincinnati, Saint Louis, Harvard, Pitt, Ohio, Florida State, Stanford, Iowa State, New Mexico, Butler, Miami (Fla.), Saint Mary's, Maryland, Xavier, Nevada, Murray State, Marquette, Valparaiso. (For more analysis, click here)
    They added a couple teams to that list since they released it a hour ago. I don't remember seeing Valpo in there either.



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    Re: ESPN: Pre-Season NCAA MBB Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONECONES View Post
    love preseason polls in may
    +1. I would like a line of demarcation for when the post-season ends and the pre-season begins. My first thought would be it ain't in May.



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