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    Re: Lunardi - new bracketology

    Watching the other teams in conference. I could see us escaping with only 3 more losses, maybe 4. Could be an outstanding year.


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    Why would it? One bad game doesn't change a thing. Iowa will still be a darkhorse B1G championship contender, and Iowa State will be lucky to make the NIT.

    If you ask the basketball analysts outside the state of Iowa I think you would be surprised to hear their responses. Iowa was pegged as a preseason top 5 team by one ESPN analyst and is ranked in the vast, vast majority of preseason top 25 polls

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    Re: Lunardi - new bracketology

    That has to be one of the best roads we could face to get to the Sweet Sixteen as an 11 seed. Play in Kansas City versus VCU and Minnesota (if the seeds hold). We would invade the Sprint Center!

    Only thing that would make this road a little less bumpy would be to avoid the play-in game.



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    Re: Lunardi - new bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by State43 View Post
    Watching the other teams in conference. I could see us escaping with only 3 more losses, maybe 4. Could be an outstanding year.
    Assuming no extreme egg-laying, finishing at 13-5 appears within the realm of possibility.

    Simplest (not "easiest") path to that:
    2-0 TCU
    2-0 Tech
    3-1 WVa/Texas
    1-1 KU
    5-3 BU, OU, KSU, OSU

    Simplest minimum requirement: At least one significant road win, no bad losses, no home losses.



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    Re: Lunardi - new bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones500 View Post
    Assuming no extreme egg-laying, finishing at 13-5 appears within the realm of possibility.

    Simplest (not "easiest") path to that:
    2-0 TCU
    2-0 Tech
    3-1 WVa/Texas
    1-1 KU
    5-3 BU, OU, KSU, OSU

    Simplest minimum requirement: At least one significant road win, no bad losses, no home losses.
    Stating the obvious but winning the next 4 is a must if we even want to sniff 13, i would even say 12 for that matter...



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    Re: Lunardi - new bracketology

    ISU will end up being a 5-6 seed if they continue to play the way that they have the past week.......maybe a little higher if they finish in 2nd place or win the conference.



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    Re: Lunardi - new bracketology

    Here's my "pool" bracket with that field (but I'm big-time homering w/ ISU's draw):

    Round of 32
    1 UL
    9 OU
    5 San Diego St
    4 MSU
    6 Miami
    3 Florida
    7 UCLA
    2 U-M

    1 IU
    8 Marquette
    12 BYU
    4 Missouri
    11 Belmont
    3 Creighton
    7 KSU
    2 Arizona

    1 Duke
    9 Wisconsin
    5 Cincinnati
    4 Butler
    11 North Carolina
    3 Ohio State
    10 Kentucky
    2 Syracuse

    1 KU
    9 Ole Miss
    12 Middle Tennessee
    4 NC State
    11 Iowa State
    3 Minnesota
    7 Oregon
    2 Gonzaga


    Sweet 16
    1 UL
    4 MSU
    3 Florida
    2 Michigan

    1 IU
    12 BYU
    3 Creighton
    2 Arizona

    1 Duke
    4 Butler
    3 Ohio State
    10 Kentucky

    1 KU
    4 NC State
    11 Iowa State
    2 Gonzaga


    Elite 8
    4 MSU
    3 Florida

    1 IU
    2 Arizona

    1 Duke
    3 Ohio State

    4 NC State
    2 Gonzaga

    Final Four
    3 Florida
    1 IU
    1 Duke
    4 NC State

    Championship
    1 IU
    1 Duke

    Champion
    1 Duke


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    Re: Lunardi - new bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones500 View Post
    Here's my "pool" bracket with that field (but I'm big-time homering w/ ISU's draw):

    Round of 32
    1 UL
    9 OU
    5 San Diego St
    4 MSU
    6 Miami
    3 Florida
    7 UCLA
    2 U-M

    1 IU
    8 Marquette
    12 BYU
    4 Missouri
    11 Belmont
    3 Creighton
    7 KSU
    2 Arizona

    1 Duke
    9 Wisconsin
    5 Cincinnati
    4 Butler
    11 North Carolina
    3 Ohio State
    10 Kentucky
    2 Syracuse

    1 KU
    9 Ole Miss
    12 Middle Tennessee
    4 NC State
    11 Iowa State
    3 Minnesota
    7 Oregon
    2 Gonzaga



    Sweet 16
    1 UL
    4 MSU
    3 Florida
    2 Michigan

    1 IU
    12 BYU
    3 Creighton
    2 Arizona

    1 Duke
    4 Butler
    3 Ohio State
    10 Kentucky

    1 KU
    4 NC State
    11 Iowa State
    7 Oregon


    Elite 8
    4 MSU
    3 Florida

    1 IU
    2 Arizona

    1 Duke
    3 Ohio State

    4 NC State
    2 Gonzaga

    Final Four
    3 Florida
    1 IU
    1 Duke
    4 NC State

    Championship
    1 IU
    1 Duke

    Champion
    1 Duke
    ummm...


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    Re: Lunardi - new bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycl1 View Post
    ummm...
    Oops!

    Fixed.

    Thanks!



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    Re: Lunardi - new bracketology

    That's interesting in many ways.

    That's the first projection I've seen this year w/ ISU at better slot than Baylor.

    Also bucks Lunardi's because Arizona is still a 1 seed. Isn't valuing Big Ten quite as high (although SI does have 3 B10s at 2 seed, so it's close).



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    Re: Lunardi - new bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones500 View Post
    That's interesting in many ways.

    That's the first projection I've seen this year w/ ISU at better slot than Baylor.

    Also bucks Lunardi's because Arizona is still a 1 seed. Isn't valuing Big Ten quite as high (although SI does have 3 B10s at 2 seed, so it's close).
    Maybe they watched the ISU/KU game last week and the KU/BU game last night.



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    Re: Lunardi - new bracketology

    ESPNs road is way easier then SI's imo.


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    Re: Lunardi - new bracketology

    Big 12

    Locks: KansasThe Jayhawks were all but beaten by Iowa State but somehow survived. They then took care of business at Texas Tech and against Baylor and continue to trend toward a 1-seed and a Kansas City/Arlington path. Behind them, the deck continues to shuffle.
    SHOULD BE IN
    Oklahoma (11-3, 2-0; RPI: 14, SOS: 9)Good home win over in-state rival Oklahoma State. Now the Sooners have to take care of Texas Tech at home before the schedule gets really nasty. The seven after that include home-and-homes with Kansas and Kansas State and trips to Iowa State and Baylor.
    GW: None, really
    BL: Stephen F. Austin

    Kansas State
    (12-2, 2-0; RPI: 38, SOS: 101)
    Winning in Morgantown is never easy, even with the Mountaineers down, so add a solid one to the K-State ledger. They need to handle league bottomfeeder TCU on Wednesday before Oklahoma comes calling in an interesting early-season tilt of quasi-contenders.
    GW: Florida (N), at West Virginia?
    BL: None

    Oklahoma State
    (11-4, 1-2; RPI: 35, SOS: 33)
    This week is more or less like last week, with a very winnable home game and a strong road test. The Pokes are 0-2 away from GIA already and now get a trip to Baylor on the weekend to see what they can do there. The Puerto Rico Tipoff title, with wins over NC State, Tennessee and Akron, remains a great nonconference stake in the ground.
    GW: NC State, Tennessee?
    BL: At Virginia Tech?

    IN THE MIX
    Iowa State (11-4, 1-1; RPI: 48; SOS: 71)The Cyclones nearly pulled the monster upset at Kansas, but ultimately fell in overtime. Then they bounced back to handle Texas. The next four -- West Virginia and Kansas State sandwiched around trips to TCU and Texas Tech -- are very winnable.
    GW: BYU
    BL: None

    Baylor
    (11-5, 3-1; RPI: 45, SOS: 32)
    Any 2-0 week is better than a loss, but when the wins are over the two terrible teams in the league, they don't move the overall needle very much. Then the Bears were handcuffed in Lawrence Monday night in a 61-44 loss. The resulting positioning isn't great at the moment, although the wins over fellow cutline candidates BYU and Kentucky helped keep the Bears in this week's bracket.
    GW: BYU, at Kentucky
    BL: Northwestern?, Charleston?


    Read More: Bubble Watch: Could Kentucky be NIT-bound, Big Ten showdown, more - College Basketball - Andy Glockner - SI.com


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    Re: Lunardi - new bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones500 View Post
    Here's my "pool" bracket with that field (but I'm big-time homering w/ ISU's draw):

    Round of 32
    1 UL
    9 OU
    5 San Diego St
    4 MSU
    6 Miami
    3 Florida
    7 UCLA
    2 U-M

    1 IU
    8 Marquette
    12 BYU
    4 Missouri
    11 Belmont
    3 Creighton
    7 KSU
    2 Arizona

    1 Duke
    9 Wisconsin
    5 Cincinnati
    4 Butler
    11 North Carolina
    3 Ohio State
    10 Kentucky
    2 Syracuse

    1 KU
    9 Ole Miss
    12 Middle Tennessee
    4 NC State
    11 Iowa State
    3 Minnesota
    7 Oregon
    2 Gonzaga


    Sweet 16
    1 UL
    4 MSU
    3 Florida
    2 Michigan

    1 IU
    12 BYU
    3 Creighton
    2 Arizona

    1 Duke
    4 Butler
    3 Ohio State
    10 Kentucky

    1 KU
    4 NC State
    11 Iowa State
    2 Gonzaga


    Elite 8
    4 MSU
    3 Florida

    1 IU
    2 Arizona

    1 Duke
    3 Ohio State

    4 NC State
    2 Gonzaga

    Final Four
    3 Florida
    1 IU
    1 Duke
    4 NC State

    Championship
    1 IU
    1 Duke

    Champion
    1 Duke
    With Ryan Kelly hurt again, there's a much better chance Duke goes out before the sweet 16 than wins it all.



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    Re: Lunardi - new bracketology

    If Iowa State is going to be in Kansas City, it would have to be with Missouri or Minnesota.

    Seeing Mizzou in the 3rd round would be interesting.


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