Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 41,443, Level: 62
    Level completed: 85%, Points required for next Level: 207
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience Points1 year registeredRecommendation Second Class

    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    4,767
    Points
    41,443
    Level
    62
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 630
    Given: 827

    Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/col...-kentucky/Luke Winn of SI posted his "Magic Eight", the eight teams he believes have the best chance to win the NCAA Title this year. It includes:ArizonaFloridaIowa StateKansasKentucky (please...)Michigan StateSyracuseWisconsinInteresting. Thoughts?



  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 349,291, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 65.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    bawbie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Posts
    20,039
    Points
    349,291
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,575
    Given: 2,713

    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    My Thought:

    How about reading the other 19 threads on this for our thoughts?



  3. #3
    Rookie
    Points: 7,360, Level: 25
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 190
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsVeteran
    RoseBowlBound's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Iowa City via WDM
    Posts
    551
    Points
    7,360
    Level
    25
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 30
    Given: 3

    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    olllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll llllllllllllld news.



  4. #4
    All-Star
    Points: 22,524, Level: 45
    Level completed: 98%, Points required for next Level: 26
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience Points1 year registered
    Dingus's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    1,531
    Points
    22,524
    Level
    45
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 195
    Given: 39

    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    NCAA championship is pretty bold prediction, but I do think ISU could make a deep tourney run. Getting favorable matchups obviously key. Not easy, necessarily, but avoiding teams Iowa State doesn't matchup well with. eg Kansas, Arizona. Kentucky would be a bad "early" matchup for ISU.



  5. #5
    Speechless
    Points: 893,151, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 72.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    CycloneErik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Jamerica
    Posts
    59,301
    Points
    893,151
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,966
    Given: 3,222

    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    It's possible. I like it.

    Obviously "too early (even though it's just speculation anyway)," but it's nice to be in the discussion.


    Kansas Must Be Destroyed

    Sic Semper Jayhawks




    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

  6. #6
    Legend
    Points: 139,985, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 70.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience Points1 year registeredSocialOverdrive
    cmjh10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    10,073
    Points
    139,985
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,888
    Given: 4,595

    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    Ihavetroublewithmyspacebuttontoo


    Naz Long and Dustin Hogue, the Cowboy Killers

  7. #7
    Rookie
    Points: 8,227, Level: 27
    Level completed: 13%, Points required for next Level: 523
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsVeteran
    CySmurf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    496
    Points
    8,227
    Level
    27
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 181
    Given: 271

    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dingus View Post
    NCAA championship is pretty bold prediction, but I do think ISU could make a deep tourney run. Getting favorable matchups obviously key. Not easy, necessarily, but avoiding teams Iowa State doesn't matchup well with. eg Kansas, Arizona. Kentucky would be a bad "early" matchup for ISU.
    DEEP RUN? DEEP RUN?!! They're just trying to win A game right now! DEEP RUN?!! DON'T GIVE ME DEEP RUN!!!



  8. #8
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 2,577, Level: 14
    Level completed: 43%, Points required for next Level: 173
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    276
    Points
    2,577
    Level
    14
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 7

    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    Too easy, you say? Well, the Magic Eight isn't allowed to be too obvious, and thus cannot simply regurgitate Nos. 1-8 from the AP poll. A few risks need to be taken.

    • Arizona - AP #1
    • Wisconsin - AP #3
    • Syracuse- AP #2
    • UK - best recruiting class (a la 2012)
    • KU - 2nd best recruiting class
    • Florida - AP #7
    • ISU - AP #8
    • MSU - AP #4


    Wow. Cutting edge journalism right there.



  9. #9
    Pro
    Points: 60,473, Level: 76
    Level completed: 27%, Points required for next Level: 1,177
    Overall activity: 21.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Goothrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Austin, Tx
    Posts
    3,488
    Points
    60,473
    Level
    76
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 264
    Given: 50

    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    I'll tell you one thing. ISU isn't a team other teams want to see on their side of the bracket.


    Rip 'n Shred - Shred 'n Rip

    Check out my ratings site!

  10. #10
    Starter
    Points: 12,193, Level: 33
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 457
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    690
    Points
    12,193
    Level
    33
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 11
    Given: 7

    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    I predict Iowa State will not win the national championship.......there....I said it.



  11. #11
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 27,217, Level: 50
    Level completed: 67%, Points required for next Level: 333
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    rhino3382's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    15 min South of Hilton
    Posts
    317
    Points
    27,217
    Level
    50
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 106
    Given: 4

    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    Quote Originally Posted by vortex View Post
    I predict Iowa State will not win the national championship.......there....I said it.
    i am completely ok with your jinx post



  12. #12
    Pro
    Points: 55,444, Level: 72
    Level completed: 93%, Points required for next Level: 106
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    3,454
    Points
    55,444
    Level
    72
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 14

    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    Quote Originally Posted by vortex View Post
    I predict Iowa State will not win the national championship.......there....I said it.
    Whose your pick?



  13. #13
    All-Star
    Points: 30,366, Level: 53
    Level completed: 56%, Points required for next Level: 484
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    kentkel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Grinnell
    Posts
    1,460
    Points
    30,366
    Level
    53
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 376
    Given: 636

    Re: Iowa State in Luke Winn's "Magic Eight"

    Just Winn baby!


    Utah Utes, Illinois Illini. The University of Pennsylvania thought about following this pattern by calling themselves the Pennsylvania Pencils. However, they were afraid their students would start chanting "We're No. 2"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: ESPNews
  • Iowa State @ TCU
  • March 7, 2015
  • 07:30 PM