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    is it just me...

    or are we getting screwed in the polls? how are we not in the top 25 with the record we have?? and didnt som1 say we are like 15th in the rpi? (and where did u find this cause i cant..and i dont want to pay $10 )
    Anyway, once again i email nancy liberman or how ever u spell her name and have yet to get a response but hopefully will by 2marro, but to me it is pretty crappy that we are 12-1 in a bcs conference and yet not ranked..

    BTW we are "30th" in the voting, also i think there is another poll that hasnt come out for this week..


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    Re: is it just me...

    Yeah I agree, 12-1 with some good wins on the road. I don't understand how ISU women is not ranked either. But rankings are crazy this time of year, let's win some conference games and we won't go unranked for long.



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    Re: is it just me...

    Yeah, it seems like it takes a while to break into the polls when you've been out for a while. Similar to some team like UCONN staying in the polls for quite a while even if they're having a bad season.



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    Re: is it just me...

    According to rpiratings.com, we are now ranked 26th in rpi with a strength of schedule ranking of 123. LINK

    realtimeRPI.com has us RPI 22 SOS 108. LINK

    CollegeRPI.com has us RPI 26 SOS 105. LINK


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    Re: is it just me...

    I'm sure if we play as well as we have once we hit Big12 play in abit here, we should be just fine.



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    Re: is it just me...

    I think I would rather stay unranked so we play like we got a chip on our shoulders and feel the need to prove ourselves. As the past has reminded us, sometimes we get into the top 25 and then let off a little bit or start thinking we're good so we don't have to practice as hard and then the avalanche begins. I am talking about other ISU sports and not necessarily ISU women's BB because I don't think Fennely would allow that to happen.

    Plus, early season rankings don't mean a whole lot. Just look to our rivals to the east and see how some of them have ranked preseason and early season only to finish with, oh lets say, a losing season. Not that I am changing the subject so I'll leave names out of it.



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    Re: is it just me...

    It's a matter of strength of schedule. Wins over teams like Colgate lower RPI. Such a game doesn't draw much credit from voters either. But, Fennelly wanted a series of post break games to safely prepare for conference play. We'll see very soon where we stand. We may break back into the rankings in the next poll with wins over Kansas at home and at Missouri. The MU game will be a good indication of where we are at. Our schedule is pretty favorable after that. I have hopes of going into OU at 18-1 with a solid ranking.


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    Re: is it just me...

    Let's win the first 3 games in conference, then talk rankings.

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    Re: is it just me...

    espn poll came out and we are 27th


    Iowa State: Anyone who's a true college basketball fan needs to see a game at Hilton Coliseum. Nice is in the DNA of Iowans and the fans here are particularly gracious -- even when the home team loses but gives a great effort, they are appreciative.

    ESPN.com picked Hilton Coliseum as the "Hot Arena" in the Big 12...coaches in the league noted that, "regardless of talent, the Cyclones have a home court like no other."

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    Re: is it just me...

    I think to get ranked you have to beat some good teams, and then the teams ahead of you have to lose some games they maybe should have won. Is that happening? It's not a conspiracy to keep ISU out of the polls, it's just reality.



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    Re: is it just me...

    with such a good team, i might have to make it to hilton for a women's game for a chance. afterall, i have the $30 student wbball/wrestling/vball/track season tickets package.



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    Re: is it just me...

    Quote Originally Posted by BenEClone View Post
    It's a matter of strength of schedule. Wins over teams like Colgate lower RPI. Such a game doesn't draw much credit from voters either. But, Fennelly wanted a series of post break games to safely prepare for conference play. We'll see very soon where we stand. We may break back into the rankings in the next poll with wins over Kansas at home and at Missouri. The MU game will be a good indication of where we are at. Our schedule is pretty favorable after that. I have hopes of going into OU at 18-1 with a solid ranking.
    I agree with your hopes of going 18-1 into the Oklahoma game. I'm glad I'm not the only one who looked at the schedule and saw that as a possibility. It'd be a tremendous achievement, but possible.



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    Re: is it just me...

    The problem is that 6 Big 12 teams have only 1 loss, and another 3 only have 2 losses. I don't think anyone who votes is going to give the Big 12 9 or even 6 of the top 25 without the proof of beating good/great teams. Notice that (if I remember correctly) there are 3 teams in the top 25, and another 5 or 6 receiving votes right now.


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    Re: is it just me...

    With a national TV game tonight....that should help.



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