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    ISU MBB: Where the Media Ranks the Clones

    Here is a list of a bunch of different preseason publications and where they rank the Clones in the Big 12.

    Yahoo Sports: 10th
    Sporting News: 9th
    Blue Ribbon: 8th
    Athlon's: 9th
    Fox College Sports: 9th

    Every publication picked Kansas to take the league. Every one picked Texas to finish second.

    Some individual notes include:

    - Athlon has Craig Brackins as a second team All-American
    - Yahoo Sports has Brackins as a second team All-American
    - Sporting News has Brackins as a third team All-American
    - Fox College Sports has Brackins as a third team All-American
    - Athlon has Brackins ranked as the "fourth-best post man"
    - Sporting News has Brackins ranked as the fourth-best power forward.
    - Fox Sports has Brackins ranked as the fourth-best returning player in the nation.



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    Re: ISU MBB: Where the Media Ranks the Clones

    There's no way I expect anyone to have placed us higher than 8th, and conversely, no way I expect us to finish 8th or lower.



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    Re: ISU MBB: Where the Media Ranks the Clones

    Is Yahoo familiar with sports? 10th is just an insult.



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    Re: ISU MBB: Where the Media Ranks the Clones

    Some individual notes include:

    - Athlon has Craig Brackins as a second team All-American
    - Yahoo Sports has Brackins as a second team All-American
    - Sporting News has Brackins as a third team All-American
    - Fox College Sports has Brackins as a third team All-American
    - Athlon has Brackins ranked as the "fourth-best post man"
    - Sporting News has Brackins ranked as the fourth-best power forward.
    - Fox Sports has Brackins ranked as the fourth-best returning player in the nation.

    I understand the team rankings and why they are, however, the Brackins ranks are bull.

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    Re: ISU MBB: Where the Media Ranks the Clones

    I think the rankings are off, but I guess it is better than being hyped too much. Nice to sneak up on people a bit.



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    Re: ISU MBB: Where the Media Ranks the Clones

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    I think the rankings are off, but I guess it is better than being hyped too much. Nice to sneak up on people a bit.
    Exactly...



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    Re: ISU MBB: Where the Media Ranks the Clones

    ummm dont we have 4 returning starters who were all underclassmen last year? (that means they will get better 4 all the debbie downers) and didnt we get the preseason newcomer of the year? and we have CB who is a preseason all-american. i think the media is a lil bit off this year. could be wrong but i still drink the cool aid :)



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    Re: ISU MBB: Where the Media Ranks the Clones

    Brackins is one of the TOP 5 players in ALL of college basketball. That ranking of him is BS!!!!!!


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    Re: ISU MBB: Where the Media Ranks the Clones

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    Is Yahoo familiar with sports? 10th is just an insult.
    They're familiar with us not having been over .500 for a while now.



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    Re: ISU MBB: Where the Media Ranks the Clones

    Its a ranking of one persons opinion....who cares...lets have a poll and let the people decide



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    Re: ISU MBB: Where the Media Ranks the Clones

    No harm in the media making us bigger underdogs than we should be...it's more fun to beat expectations and have people sleep on us. These preseason polls and surveys don't mean anything anyway...



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    Re: ISU MBB: Where the Media Ranks the Clones

    Quote Originally Posted by zach View Post
    Some individual notes include:

    - Athlon has Craig Brackins as a second team All-American
    - Yahoo Sports has Brackins as a second team All-American
    - Sporting News has Brackins as a third team All-American
    - Fox College Sports has Brackins as a third team All-American
    - Athlon has Brackins ranked as the "fourth-best post man"
    - Sporting News has Brackins ranked as the fourth-best power forward.
    - Fox Sports has Brackins ranked as the fourth-best returning player in the nation.

    I understand the team rankings and why they are, however, the Brackins ranks are bull.

    Z
    Okay, FOX College Sports has him third team but FOX Sports has him as the fourth best returning player? Are all the other AA players freshmen? Makes no sense except for that. Or one sports department doesnt know what the other one is doing.



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