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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by geburgess View Post
    It's January, far too early for bracketology, only three weeks into conference play right now.

    The regular season will be over seven weeks from today. Teams have played close to 20 games. I don't think its too early. A lot can still happen but the sample sizes are adding up in a hurry.


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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHungus View Post
    True, but it's fun to talk about and speculate
    It's just that speculation leaves a lot up in the air. I'm fine with bracketology in early February after 5+ weeks of conference play when teams have mostly played everyone in their conference...

    Then again, I'm also in the group that thinks there shouldn't be rankings in CFB until after week 5.


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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by geburgess View Post
    It's just that speculation leaves a lot up in the air. I'm fine with bracketology in early February after 5+ weeks of conference play when teams have mostly played everyone in their conference...

    Then again, I'm also in the group that thinks there shouldn't be rankings in CFB until after week 5.
    But then we couldn't make fun of all the busts in the Big 10 this year.



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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    I'm not sure that's necessarily the case. To finish 12-6, ISU would still lose five more conference games.

    Losing another one to KU, both to K-State, and two out of the three road games vs. BU, OU, and OSU wouldn't really leave much for "big wins" on the ISU resume.

    Not saying it won't happen, just saying that big wins are hard to come by in the Big 12 this year and they'll (mostly) have to come on the road.
    ISU could still afford 5 more losses, but they'd probably have to be on the road (guaranteeing a split w/ KU), and at least four need to come at KSU, OU, OSU and Baylor.

    Other combinations are possible, of course, but 12-6 doesn't kill big win potential. I admit it isn't exactly airtight range.



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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    It's pretty simple really. Win out in Hilton and we're in.

    Good stuff in this thread either way



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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneteach View Post
    If KenPom holds true we could have "big wins" over Kansas State, Baylor and Oklahoma State and Oklahoma if you want to include them
    And we'll beat Kansas here.


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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post
    It's pretty simple really. Win out in Hilton and we're in.

    Good stuff in this thread either way
    Do you really think we can afford to lose every remaining road game? I don't



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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Do you really think we can afford to lose every remaining road game? I don't
    Win on Wednesday and ISU would finishes 11-7 with wins over Kansas, K-State, Baylor, OSU, and OU.



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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Do you really think we can afford to lose every remaining road game? I don't
    Definitely can't.



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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post
    Win on Wednesday and ISU would finishes 11-7 with wins over Kansas, K-State, Baylor, OSU, and OU.
    Wednesday is a road game.



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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Report after WVU, TCU games

    ISU's RPI went from 46 to 41
    Pomeroy dropped from 27 to 31 (to be expected after WVU game)
    Lunardi went from 44 to 36
    BPI went from 30 to 28

    probably looking at a 10 seed if season was done today.


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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Lunardi gave us a nice little bump there, we are in much better shape than we were last year at this time. I think we were barely on the radar at this time last year, the KU game was the game that put us on the map.



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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by IHavNoCyCash View Post
    Report after WVU, TCU games

    ISU's RPI went from 46 to 41
    Pomeroy dropped from 27 to 31 (to be expected after WVU game)
    Lunardi went from 44 to 36
    BPI went from 30 to 28

    probably looking at a 10 seed if season was done today.
    10 seems reasonable with those numbers. I have ISU as 11 in my informal seeding.

    A lot of teams that haven't separated themselves. Iowa State is among them, in the 'work to do' category, but closer "should be in" (if tournament started now) than a lot of teams in that bubble vicinity.



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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by WhatchaGonnaDo View Post
    I hate that word....bracketology
    Agreed. That and heismanology are stupid.



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    Re: ***Official 2013 Bracketology Thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post
    Win on Wednesday and ISU would finishes 11-7 with wins over Kansas, K-State, Baylor, OSU, and OU.
    The committee frowns upon lack of quality road wins. UMKC, TCU, and TTU is not going to get it done. Losses at Texas and WVU will look bad this year. Getting at least one of OU, KSU, Baylor, or OSU will look great, OTOH.


    Last edited by TurbulentEddie; 01-21-2013 at 01:22 PM. Reason: Baylor... so forgettable.

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