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

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkadoodledoo View Post
    At least 1 person understands what they consider a bad loss. Nebby 106, Purdue 121 aren't considered bad losses as they aren't 150+.
    They aren't good losses, that is for sure. Iowa will win 21 games this year, but will be headed to the NIT.


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

    I think if Iowa beat Nebby and wins one in the confirm tourney they will be right on the cut line and I think they might make it in, I believe just by beating Illinios that the RPI is up to 75...



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

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonepower View Post
    I think if Iowa beat Nebby and wins one in the confirm tourney they will be right on the cut line and I think they might make it in, I believe just by beating Illinios that the RPI is up to 75...
    Iowa's RPI is projected to be 77 if they beat Nebraska. In the low 90's if they lose. Will have to win 2 to get it down to the 60s in the BTT.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by IHavNoCyCash View Post
    Iowa's RPI is projected to be 77 if they beat Nebraska. In the low 90's if they lose. Will have to win 2 to get it down to the 60s in the BTT.
    Going to be difficult for Iowa to get in. They are going to have to get on a major run.


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

    My thoughts on tonight's games:

    Southern Miss isn't making the NCAA Tournament without winning C-USA. They still haven't beat anyone, and they picked up their first RPI sub-200 loss at Marshall tonight. Even their overinflated computer numbers won't save them.

    Ole Miss held off Alabama tonight which effectively was a bubble elimination game. Although I don't think Alabama losing finishes them off, it's going to be tough to make it when you have zero top 50 wins and zero top 100 road wins to date.

    If people think Iowa State is a bad road team, then Arkansas is an awful road team. They are 1-9 on the road this year with 7 of their road losses coming by 10 points or more, two of them being Vanderbilt and South Carolina. They have wins vs. Oklahoma, Florida, and Missouri, but with that bad road record and poor computer numbers, the Razorbacks will have to potentially make the finals of the SEC Tournament to have any shot at an at-large bid.

    Iowa is slowly creeping back into the at-large picture with everyone in front of them losing. While they are still only 3-8 vs. the RPI Top 50 and 2-8 on the road plus have weak computer numbers and a horrible non-conference SOS, beating Illinois was huge to potentially build momentum going into Big Ten tournament action. They'll need to reach the final to even be in at-large consideration, but if everyone in front of them plays themselves out of the tournament, then the Hoks might sneak in the back door.


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

    UNLV beat Boise State which is good!



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

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonepower View Post
    I think if Iowa beat Nebby and wins one in the confirm tourney they will be right on the cut line and I think they might make it in, I believe just by beating Illinios that the RPI is up to 75...
    That one win in the conference tourney is likely going to be against Nebby again. Back to back wins against Nebby with a loss to MSU will solidify their NIT bid.



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

    There's a reason only Hok fans think they are getting in the tourney...but...but...but...besides our RPI our resume looks like everyone elses...and...and...and we played in the best basketball conference even though we dodged playing a lot of the good teams twice...i...i...i...i mean why doesn't the committee just look at kenpom?!?



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Tied us with 19 wins. Should beat nebby for 20 wins going into the tournament.
    This will all be taken in to consideration for the Who Has the Most Wins Tournament that doesn't exist.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnerclone View Post
    This will all be taken in to consideration for the Who Has the Most Wins Tournament that doesn't exist.
    Just saying that with only one more win for us, 20-11 finishing resume is probably NIT. Even the Hoks resume possibly look similar.

    The NCAA is probably trying to justify the rpi for political reasons and their innate ability to be subjective in their picks. Since most of our loss games have been somewhat close, we do not benefit with rpi as much as with a kenpom ranking. Pure wins will get us over the hump.


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

    The Hawkeyes Non Conference schedule is so terrible it will cost them a spot in the tournament. That was what dogged Virginia Tech every year. They would get like 10 to 12 conference wins a lot of years, but their non conference was so bad they wouldn't get selected for the tournament.



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

    ISU wins 0 more games, NIT
    ISU wins 1 more game, 11 seed
    ISU wins 2 more games, 10 seed
    ISU wins 3 more games, 8-9 seed
    ISU wins 4 more games, 7 seed
    ISU wins 5 more games, 6 seed

    Thoughts?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mumbai1986 View Post
    The Hawkeyes Non Conference schedule is so terrible it will cost them a spot in the tournament. That was what dogged Virginia Tech every year. They would get like 10 to 12 conference wins a lot of years, but their non conference was so bad they wouldn't get selected for the tournament.
    What's wrong with playing Riverside Bunnies, Dordt Dudes and the Dubuque Finishing School Hustlerettes?


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

    People who think our resume is similar to Iowa's need help reading a resume. There are 13 non conf games. ISU played 7 teams in the top 150 RPI in non con....Iowa played 3. Doesn't matter how many less or more wins they have then us. UNI only has 17 wins but their RPI is higher than Iowa's for a reason.



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

    VA Tech Records and NCAA Tourney appearances
    2003-04: 15-14 (7-9) - No Tourney, RPI 96, SOS 72
    2004-05: 15-13 (8-8) - NIT, RPI 112, SOS 93
    2005-06: 14-16 (4-12) - No Tourney, RPI 148, SOS 84
    2006-07: 21-11 (10-6) - NCAA, RPI 28, SOS 19
    2007-08: 19-13 (9-7) - NIT, RPI 54, SOS 39
    2008-09: 18-14 (7-9) - NIT, RPI 65, SOS 31
    2009-10: 23-8 (10-6) - NIT, RPI 55, SOS 118
    2010-11: 21-11 (9-7) - NIT, RPI 66, SOS 70

    2011-12: 16-17 (4-12) - No Tourney

    Iowa is 19-11, RPI 76, SOS 96


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