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    What did you expect from preseason predictions?

    I expect Iowa State to be picked last in the Big 12 by most of the publications. Why should they do anything else? But while it's fun to be picked to surprise, it doesn't bother me to be picked low and overachieve.
    Some get pretty upset with the low predictions, but I'm not one of them. I'd be interested in how most expect/expected Iowa State to positioned preseason.



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    Re: What did you expect from preseason predictions?

    Sweet.......we're predicting how accurate predictions are! I think low expectations are going to be the norm, with our record last year and a new coaching staff. Especially since most national publications don't seem to dig much into the specifics of any non-contender. I predict that they (the national media) will be surprised by this group.



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    Re: What did you expect from preseason predictions?

    Based on last year and based on learning a new system and based on what I saw in the Spring game, I'd pick us last in the North.

    Lots of things will have to fall in place for that NOT to happen.

    That said, I think we can go 3-1 in non conf and maybe pull 2-6 in conf for 5 wins.



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    Re: What did you expect from preseason predictions?

    YES boys...ISU will be picked dead last in the conference and deservedly so....when your on a 10 game losing streak thats all you can expect....


    ISU has averaged about four wins per year over the long haul and hellsbells good old cheese dip couldnt even average that!!!!


    Lets see if the new coaching staff can win four games this year...


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    Re: What did you expect from preseason predictions?

    I don't think any "rankings" should exist until the beginning of the 3rd week of the season. That way you wouldn't have the "well you started the season outside the top 25 so you can't win the BCS" situation.


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    Re: What did you expect from preseason predictions?

    I don't know how we'd expect to be picked at the top of the division or conference after being 2-10. We can pretty much expect to be picked at the bottom after that, so that's about what I'd expect to see.


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    Re: What did you expect from preseason predictions?

    All predictions in magazines are just that.....predictions. There is no crystal ball for any of these guys. Why do you think we have "sleeper teams" each year? It is because a team is hardly looked at by analysts and when they make waves in the college football pool, they use this term to cover up. With that being said I feel the possibility of a team achieving much higher than expected is one of the greatest aspects of CFB so I can only complain so much. As far as ISU's 2009 outcome I am keeping my expectation real low this year. I hope for 3-1 in non conf and one win in the B12. Any more to me would be a great suprise. Either way I support the team 100%!



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    Re: What did you expect from preseason predictions?

    Quote Originally Posted by BEACHBUM View Post
    All predictions in magazines are just that.....predictions. There is no crystal ball for any of these guys. Why do you think we have "sleeper teams" each year? It is because a team is hardly looked at by analysts and when they make waves in the college football pool, they use this term to cover up. With that being said I feel the possibility of a team achieving much higher than expected is one of the greatest aspects of CFB so I can only complain so much. As far as ISU's 2009 outcome I am keeping my expectation real low this year. I hope for 3-1 in non conf and one win in the B12. Any more to me would be a great suprise. Either way I support the team 100%!
    Good post. I used to assume that these writers spent time researching each time in-depth, but time has shown they really only focus on a handful of teams, and many parrot what somebody else already said.


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    Re: What did you expect from preseason predictions?

    Respect is earned, not given.

    Our opportunity to start earning begins September 3rd.



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    Re: What did you expect from preseason predictions?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU_Alum_2000 View Post
    Respect is earned, not given.

    Our opportunity to start earning begins September 3rd.
    Very well said!



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    Re: What did you expect from preseason predictions?

    We have sucked for the last 3 years. We are on our 3rd coach in 4 years (a guy who has never been a head coach). We play in one of the toughest conferences in the country. The toughest if you ignore the ESPN talking heads and their SEC lovefest. Until we prove otherwise we should be picked last. We earned it. If it was my job to give a fair an objective opinion on things, I would put us dead last as well.

    .... fortunately, that isn't my job. Sooooo, who is making the trip to the bowl game this winter?



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    Re: What did you expect from preseason predictions?

    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone View Post
    Sooooo, who is making the trip to the bowl game this winter?
    Sadly, Nebraska fans.


    May my postings be polite and not misunderstood. (And hopefully funny on occasion.)

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    Re: What did you expect from preseason predictions?

    Okay - here's what i think of predictions - and now after the fact i realize that predictions take very little into account except who did what in the bowl games.....

    BIG TEN FOOTBALL: Iowa Hawkeyes 2008 Season Predictions | Bleacher Report

    Let's hope that bleacherreport.com tells us we will finish 3-9 too!!!!!!!!!

    Wonder how the preseason is looking for Auburn????



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    Re: What did you expect from preseason predictions?

    I fully expected to be picked last in the North and 11th or 12 overall in the conference. Nationally, somewhere in the 90-100 range seems pretty fair based on last season and the fact we have a new coaching staff.



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    Re: What did you expect from preseason predictions?

    Yes unless we knock off someone we shouldn't we more than likely won't get any respect at all.



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