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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    Itís only August, so what the heck.

    More like a combo preseason rank/projected S-curve here:
    1. Duke
    2. Kentucky
    3. Arizona
    4. Wisconsin
    5. North Carolina
    6. Kansas
    7. UConn
    8. Florida
    9. Texas
    10. Louisville
    11. Villanova
    12. Iowa State
    13. Virginia
    14. Ohio State
    15. San Diego State
    16. Wichita State
    17. Oklahoma
    18. Michigan State
    19. VCU
    20. UCLA
    21. Syracuse
    22. Michigan
    23. Stanford
    24. SMU
    25. Georgetown
    ďOthers receiving votesĒ: Gonzaga, Kansas State, Dayton, Memphis, Illinois, Xavier, Harvard (and about 11 others)

    Iím putting Duke above UK because ACC should have killer SOS at the top.

    Ohio State-MSU-Michigan higher than seems reasonable ... even if Wisconsin is top-5, I donít see UW dominating Big Ten dramatically.


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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    Quote Originally Posted by twocoach View Post
    Sorry, I actually do have a LITTLE work I need to get done today... Why? because EVERYONE in consideration that low in the rankings is probably losing a very good player and finished right around mediocre last year. Aaron White is a pretty solid player and performed well in the camps he did this year and the rest of the "typical" teams to rank are down a bit. The bottom of the rankings isn't exactly a who's who of Final Four bound teams, folks. You could probably take the bottom five of any list and replace them with five different teams and be pretty close.
    The end of this post is pretty accurate. Is it really that far out that Iowa could sneak in? Not any more so than most of the other candidates for 21-25. I don't think they get in, but I can fathom how they could.



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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    It's kind of comical how an opinion question can get people dropping the "asterisk treatment" on a guy who gives his opinion.

    I dislike the hawks a lot. Because of my distaste for them I lots of times let it cloud my judgement of them. TUCO doesnt hate them as much as we do. So for him to predict a low end preseason rank after considering how many media think the Big 10 is the best and couple it with their adoration of MadFran I could see them putting Iowa in. We are talking about the same Media that predicted ISU at the bottom of the preseason Big 12 rankings how many years in the Fred Hoiberg era?



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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomasrickj View Post
    You have UConn in there twice. Connecticut and UConn aren't different schools.
    Yeah my bad. Meant to put Dayton in there somewhere



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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    Will we be ranked to start the year? We are high on Ejim and Kane's replacements but outsiders may see them as a mediocre MAC transfer and a malcontent.
    http://mweb.cbssports.com/ncaab/eye-...ional-rankings
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...op-25/8015537/
    CBS 15, USA Today 17, ESPN 16.... find me a preseason publication that doesn't include ISU. We will be ranked. I would imagine 16 +- 2 . Fred has earned the respect that we will be good until proven otherwise.



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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    Quote Originally Posted by siklon View Post
    As much as I dislike Iowa, having them ranked in the preseason top 25 doesn't surprise me. In fact I kind of hope they are. Helps our SOS and is always fun watching their ship sink.

    They have already been listed in at least two rankings already...

    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-bask...ketball-season

    http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcspor...season-top-25/
    Found one...NBC is horrible here.



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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    ISU will be anywhere from 13-18 to start the year


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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    Quote Originally Posted by IAStubborn View Post
    Found one...NBC is horrible here.
    Iowa's a top 20 team but ISU and Louisville aren't top 25



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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    Quote Originally Posted by IAStubborn View Post
    Found one...NBC is horrible here.
    NBC is horrible everywhere...​their college basketball coverage is complete garbage. Best I can tell it's just a couple of dweebs who watch a few games on television and tweet all the time. Seriously.



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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    I would think Kentucky will be #1, that roster is stacked. Not in love with Duke like everyone else is. I would have put them closer to 5/6 range. I think Texas and Kansas are better, and if ISU can live up to their potential - this might be the year with 3 teams from the Big12 in the final 4.

    Didn't Florida lose 80% of their starting lineup???

    If i had to pick 4 teams for the final 4 today it would be:

    Kentucky
    Texas
    Wisky
    Iowa State
    Every year that Duke has an NBA center with good players around him they make the Final Four. They have an NBA center this year with good players around him so I will be picking them to the Final Four. I hate Duke but Coach K's system works very well with an elite center in the post.



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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    Quote Originally Posted by CyTwins View Post
    Iowa's a top 20 team but ISU and Louisville aren't top 25
    That's one thing to consider.

    But if Big 12 ranks include:
    4 Kansas
    8 Texas
    11 Oklahoma
    with no Iowa State

    And ACC high ranks are:
    2 Duke
    6 North Carolina
    7 Virginia
    with no Louisville ...

    Not sure I believe both of those...


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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    I think Iowa State SHOULD easily be in the top 10, but I hope we can at least crack the top 15. The respect is obviously getting there though and being top five the next season wouldn't shock me at all... But that's too far away to talk about lol.



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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    Hate to be debby downer, but I think you all need to temper your expectations a bit as far as where were gonna be ranked. Were missing 3 rotational players for at least a game or two. Our non conference is easy, but I'd actually say it's harder than last years. Our ranking will reflect the Thomas and Nader suspensions as well as McKay being out until December. That said ISU will still have a team capable of winning (and winning big) without them, but just tamper the expectations a bit. ISU will not be ranked 6th.


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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    Lololol having a few guys out for a game or two isn't going to ruin the rankings...



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    Re: Preseason Top 25

    Quote Originally Posted by RustShack View Post
    Lololol having a few guys out for a game or two isn't going to ruin the rankings...
    Ruin? No. I said it's going to play into the ranking. Having 3 rotational players sitting out for who knows how long doesn't look good on paper, especially when these guys consider that ISU lost two players who some would consider to be really good. We know more about our team then they do, sure, but it's not about what you think.


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