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    FYI- ESPN's Reggie Rankin lists ISU 2013 Class as 1 of 5 "Sleeper" classes

    I can't copy from the article, or really link it as it is an "insider" article, but........

    He defines a "sleeper" class as a class ranked outside the top 10 for the year that is most likely to outperform its ranking.

    He identifies 5 such classes (in order) Marquette, Michigan, BYU, California and ISU.

    He talks about the contributions of Morris and Thomas of course, but also feels ISU will get good scoring from Hogue, and he feels Edozie and Armadi will finish plays well and rebound. Thinks ISU can take another big step in Big 12 this year and beyond with this group.

    Not a big deal, but encouraging.


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    Re: FYI- ESPN's Reggie Rankin lists ISU 2013 Class as 1 of 5 "Sleeper" classes

    Oh HellZ yeah!



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    Re: FYI- ESPN's Reggie Rankin lists ISU 2013 Class as 1 of 5 "Sleeper" classes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dryburn View Post
    I can't copy from the article, or really link it as it is an "insider" article, but........

    He defines a "sleeper" class as a class ranked outside the top 10 for the year that is most likely to outperform its ranking.

    He identifies 5 such classes (in order) Marquette, Michigan, BYU, California and ISU.

    He talks about the contributions of Morris and Thomas of course, but also feels ISU will get good scoring from Hogue, and he feels Edozie and Armadi will finish plays well and rebound. Thinks ISU can take another big step in Big 12 this year and beyond with this group.

    Not a big deal, but encouraging.
    Good news bad news since we play two other teams on that list.



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    Re: FYI- ESPN's Reggie Rankin lists ISU 2013 Class as 1 of 5 "Sleeper" classes

    I would love it if Edozie and Amardi just finish well around the rim. That's something that obviously Georges is good at and Ejim is much improved at, but we really lacked that in Book and Percy. If they can just go up strong and either get fouled and or put the ball in the hoop, it will be big for us!


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    Re: FYI- ESPN's Reggie Rankin lists ISU 2013 Class as 1 of 5 "Sleeper" classes

    I would love to see these guys secure a 3rd place ranking or better next season in the B12. If that happens, no doubt in my mind they become heavy contenders the year after.


    Quote Originally Posted by AltHawk View Post
    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: FYI- ESPN's Reggie Rankin lists ISU 2013 Class as 1 of 5 "Sleeper" classes

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCyd View Post
    Good news bad news since we play two other teams on that list.
    Who cares about individual games? We aren't competing with any of those teams for the conference.


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    Re: FYI- ESPN's Reggie Rankin lists ISU 2013 Class as 1 of 5 "Sleeper" classes

    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    Who cares about individual games? We aren't competing with any of those teams for the conference.
    Relax there turbo. I didn't make a big deal out of it. Just an observation that our non-con may be a little more difficult than we thought.



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    Re: FYI- ESPN's Reggie Rankin lists ISU 2013 Class as 1 of 5 "Sleeper" classes

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCyd View Post
    Relax there turbo. I didn't make a big deal out of it. Just an observation that our non-con may be a little more difficult than we thought.




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    Re: FYI- ESPN's Reggie Rankin lists ISU 2013 Class as 1 of 5 "Sleeper" classes

    Fantastic!! That sparked on my Kool-Aid generators a little bit more. Way to go!


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    Re: FYI- ESPN's Reggie Rankin lists ISU 2013 Class as 1 of 5 "Sleeper" classes

    Love the pub.

    Just hoping the team gels well in the non-con and takes it up a notch into conference play. Hoiberg and Co. will have the guys ready. We'll be young, but a very good team.

    GO CYCLONES!



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    Re: FYI- ESPN's Reggie Rankin lists ISU 2013 Class as 1 of 5 "Sleeper" classes

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCyd View Post
    Good news bad news since we play two other teams on that list.
    Do we play BYU again this year?


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    Re: FYI- ESPN's Reggie Rankin lists ISU 2013 Class as 1 of 5 "Sleeper" classes

    Skip football and play two bball seasons imo.



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    Re: FYI- ESPN's Reggie Rankin lists ISU 2013 Class as 1 of 5 "Sleeper" classes

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    Skip football and play two bball seasons imo.
    Don't be crazy. This football season could prove to be...very entertaining.




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    Re: FYI- ESPN's Reggie Rankin lists ISU 2013 Class as 1 of 5 "Sleeper" classes

    I am just worried about the D-line, and O-line, It all starts in the trenches. Hopefully Kleinikais(sp) can do magic with the o-line. Losing Ditka hurt though



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