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    Ranked 77th in the first pre season Basketball poll.

    Iowa is ranked 123rd. I think we will do better. At the same time we have not done anything for a while so I understand why he ranked us at 77. He does do a pretty good job of knowing our team.

    Iowa State Basketball Preview: #77 | College Basketball by Collegehoops.net



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    Re: Ranked 77th in the first pre season Basketball poll.

    This team has a lot to prove and IMO, the personel to get some great things accomplished.



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    Re: Ranked 77th in the first pre season Basketball poll.

    I believe we will be at worst a NIT team. If everything falls into place, and thats a big if, I think we can be a solid 8 or 9 seed in the NCAA tournament. Which I would be thrilled about.



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    Re: Ranked 77th in the first pre season Basketball poll.



    #121: Santa Clara Broncos
    The young Broncos may be happy to tread water for a season following the graduation of star John Bryant.
    #122: Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers
    The NEC favorites are led by underrated 5-9 PG Jeremy Goode (14.9 ppg).
    #123: Iowa Hawkeyes
    A lack of depth may hinder Iowa's ability to make a run at the postseason.
    #124: Radford Highlanders
    Senior Artsiom Parakhouski is a double-double machine while Joey Lynch-Flohr is no slouch up front either.
    #125: James Madison Dukes
    A trio of sophomores gives JMU hope for a string of postseason bids.
    #126: Charlotte 49ers
    After a highly inconsistent season, Charlotte hopes to find a mix capable of winning on the road.

    Looks like the Hawks are in good company




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    Re: Ranked 77th in the first pre season Basketball poll.

    77th makes sense in the context that these websites don't look much further than the surface when evaluating teams. I expect us to be top 40 with the talent we have returning and coming in. I don't think that is unrealistic.



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    Re: Ranked 77th in the first pre season Basketball poll.

    Pretty good write up. I think he is spot on with the knowledge of the players we have now. The incoming players are the question marks that could make us a top 30 or 40 team or that could lend us to another disappointing season.



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    Re: Ranked 77th in the first pre season Basketball poll.

    If it's going to happen for McDermott, it needs to happen this year.



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    Re: Ranked 77th in the first pre season Basketball poll.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    77th makes sense in the context that these websites don't look much further than the surface when evaluating teams. I expect us to be top 40 with the talent we have returning and coming in. I don't think that is unrealistic.
    Yeah - on first instinct I kind of expected us to be somewhere around 50.

    But I suppose when you think of it, aside from Brackins we don't have much of a proven anythning. He doesn't have much help on the interior defense or boards, we don't have a proven and consistent shooter(s), and guard play was iffy at many time last year.

    I guess we have to ask, without Brackins ... what do we have? So I suppose the 70s sounds about right until the games prove otherwise.



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    Re: Ranked 77th in the first pre season Basketball poll.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    77th makes sense in the context that these websites don't look much further than the surface when evaluating teams. I expect us to be top 40 with the talent we have returning and coming in. I don't think that is unrealistic.
    Woof.

    We have ONE proven talent on this team.

    Top 40? That's some strong kool-aid dude. I expect better results out of this team, and I'll be disappointed if we don't break 20 wins, but you expect us to make the NCAA tourney and have a good chance of getting out of the 1st round?



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    Re: Ranked 77th in the first pre season Basketball poll.

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUonthemove View Post
    If it's going to happen for McDermott, it needs to happen this year.



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    Re: Ranked 77th in the first pre season Basketball poll.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bader View Post
    Woof.

    We have ONE proven talent on this team.

    Top 40? That's some strong kool-aid dude. I expect better results out of this team, and I'll be disappointed if we don't break 20 wins, but you expect us to make the NCAA tourney and have a good chance of getting out of the 1st round?
    I tend to agree with you. I'll admit I haven't done enough research to be able to say authoritatively that the team will or won't meet these expectations. However I believe I can safely that the meltdowns here will be EPIC if they don't.




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    Re: Ranked 77th in the first pre season Basketball poll.

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post

    Looks like the Hawks are in good company

    Too lazy to look it up, but I am pretty sure that at least 4 of the 5 other teams have been to the NCAA tournament since ISU has, and most have had better teams than we have fielded recently. Not that a good Hawk bashing every once in a while isn't justified, this doesn't make sense.


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    Re: Ranked 77th in the first pre season Basketball poll.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bader View Post
    Woof.

    We have ONE proven talent on this team.

    Top 40? That's some strong kool-aid dude. I expect better results out of this team, and I'll be disappointed if we don't break 20 wins, but you expect us to make the NCAA tourney and have a good chance of getting out of the 1st round?
    I brew mine with double the optimism. It's tasty



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    Re: Ranked 77th in the first pre season Basketball poll.

    I think its a pretty good analysis. #77 puts us just outside the NCAA tourney, which is about as much credit as we deserve with only one player with any kind of national recognition returning. I definitely hope that with continued player development and incoming talent we can do much better then that.



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    Re: Ranked 77th in the first pre season Basketball poll.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bader View Post
    Woof.

    We have ONE proven talent on this team.

    Top 40? That's some strong kool-aid dude. I expect better results out of this team, and I'll be disappointed if we don't break 20 wins, but you expect us to make the NCAA tourney and have a good chance of getting out of the 1st round?
    I do.



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