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    Bowl game possibilities.

    There are 68 bowl slots.

    Here is the rundown of teams 32 teams have already gotten the 6 wins needed.
    There are 79 that still have a chance at getting the needed wins. If you cut out the teams that have 2 or 3 wins as they would have to win out that number goes down to 48 teams so really there are 80 teams that have a decent chance to get to 6 wins. If you want to take you teams that are currently 4-5 then the number goes down to 42 teams of those 42 teams 26 teams need one win to get to the magic number needed.

    ISU has a great chance if they can get that 6th win to go bowling somewhere



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    Re: Bowl game possibilities.

    This will be a big if unfortunatly unless AA can come back healthy



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    Re: Bowl game possibilities.

    If we win this week we are in. No doubt. If we beat only Colorado, it could be a little sketchy. I think the win against Nebby helps, but I don't know if it's enough with six wins and not beating a team with an offense that has a pulse.


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    Re: Bowl game possibilities.

    I think that there are enough bowl representatives out there that understand the Cyclone following would be CONSIDERABLE for a bowl game.
    If we should indeed qualify with six wins, someone, somewhere is going to want us because of the dollars!!!!!!!!

    Just my opinion of course.
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    Re: Bowl game possibilities.

    Unfortunately, I see the only way ISU has a HUGE following would be an Independence Bowl game against Auburn. Otherwise, a trip to Shreveport would yield very little following, as would any other real tiny bowl... Just judging by the numbers of fans who went to the KC game.


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    Re: Bowl game possibilities.

    Quote Originally Posted by SplitIdentity View Post
    Unfortunately, I see the only way ISU has a HUGE following would be an Independence Bowl game against Auburn. Otherwise, a trip to Shreveport would yield very little following, as would any other real tiny bowl... Just judging by the numbers of fans who went to the KC game.

    I don't think you can go by the KC game. A bowl game is torally different - a month after any other game, warmer climate in late Dec., and just the appeal that a bowl game has. I'm hoping to go to a bowl game even though we didn't make the trip to KC.



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    Re: Bowl game possibilities.

    Unfortunately, ISU has to fight for fans with our in-state rival. A lot of traveling fans will choose to go to Pasadena over a Shreveport game.



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    Re: Bowl game possibilities.

    Quote Originally Posted by iowast8fan View Post
    Unfortunately, ISU has to fight for fans with our in-state rival. A lot of traveling fans will choose to go to Pasadena over a Shreveport game.

    I don't know of anyone who is a big enough fan of both ISU and Iowa that they would have to choose between bowl games. Fans who attend bowl games are only going to consider one team. To think ISU would ever have to compete with Iowa for bowl attendance is absurd.



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    Re: Bowl game possibilities.

    Looking at those numbers, it seems like almost a certainty that ISU will go to a bowl with six wins. 32 teams are already bowl eligible, and if three quarters of the 48 teams that have at least four wins get to six wins, that's still only 68 teams total for 68 bowl slots. I assume a couple more teams than that will be bowl eligible, but some of them will be mid-majors that would likely be passed on in favor of Iowa State. It's not a 100% chance ISU would go to a bowl, but it would be a 90-95% chance.



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    Re: Bowl game possibilities.

    There are also six teams that are close, but need 7 wins instead of 6:

    South Florida (6-2)
    Rutgers (6-2)
    Navy (6-3)
    North Carolina (5-3)
    Ole Miss (5-3)
    Kansas State (5-4)



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    Re: Bowl game possibilities.

    I'm not sure why a lot of you are looking outside of the conference for bowl possibilities. The BigXII gets 8 bowl tie ins, correct? So in order for ISU to get a bid, they must not be one of the bottom 4.

    Bowl Eligible already:
    Texas
    Texas Tech
    OSU

    One Win Away:
    Nebraska
    Missouri
    ISU
    Oklahoma
    Texas A&M
    Kansas

    Needing 2 more:
    K-State

    Likely Out:
    Baylor
    Colorado

    Of the 5 win teams:
    Nebraska has yet to play K-State and Colorado
    Kansas has yet to play K-State
    Missouri has yet to play Baylor and K-State
    Oklahoma has Nebraska and A&M
    A&M has Baylor

    So this is how I see the BigXII shaking out

    Texas: In @ 12-0
    OSU: In @ 9-3 or 10-2
    Tech: In @ 7-5
    Oklahoma: In @ 9-3
    Nebraska: In @ 8-4
    A&M: In @ 7-5
    Missouri: In @ 9-3

    Kansas: Bubble @ 6-6
    ISU: Bubble @ 6-6

    K-State: Out @ 5-7
    Colorado: Out @ 2-10
    Baylor: Out @ 3-9

    So with 8 spots,7 teams in, 3 teams out, two on the bubble, I really dont see a bowl taking us over Kansas because Kansas is that "up and coming" team that hasnt made it to 3 straight bowl appearances ever. So that uses up all 8. I'm not sure if there are bowls without tie-ins that can select anyone they so choose, but if not...I'm sorry for not being very optimistic. Sorry if I made some calculation errors, its a bit late and I dont know why I'm still up.

    Edit: New thought. Texas into National Championship, would that automatically put OSU into the Fiesta or does the BCS National Championship satisfy the BigXII' automatic BCS bid?


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    Re: Bowl game possibilities.

    I'm worried about the CU game. I do not think we can just wait for that one and try to win it. We need a to get this one from Okie State. It would be so huge for the team and the program, all said. GO CYCLONES!



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    Re: Bowl game possibilities.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cybyassociation View Post
    I'm not sure why a lot of you are looking outside of the conference for bowl possibilities. The BigXII gets 8 bowl tie ins, correct? So in order for ISU to get a bid, they must not be one of the bottom 4.

    Bowl Eligible already:
    Texas
    Texas Tech
    OSU

    One Win Away:
    Nebraska
    Missouri
    ISU
    Oklahoma
    Texas A&M
    Kansas

    Needing 2 more:
    K-State

    Likely Out:
    Baylor
    Colorado

    Of the 5 win teams:
    Nebraska has yet to play K-State and Colorado
    Kansas has yet to play K-State
    Missouri has yet to play Baylor and K-State
    Oklahoma has Nebraska and A&M
    A&M has Baylor

    So this is how I see the BigXII shaking out

    Texas: In @ 12-0
    OSU: In @ 9-3 or 10-2
    Tech: In @ 7-5
    Oklahoma: In @ 9-3
    Nebraska: In @ 8-4
    A&M: In @ 7-5
    Missouri: In @ 9-3

    Kansas: Bubble @ 6-6
    ISU: Bubble @ 6-6

    K-State: Out @ 5-7
    Colorado: Out @ 2-10
    Baylor: Out @ 3-9

    So with 8 spots,7 teams in, 3 teams out, two on the bubble, I really dont see a bowl taking us over Kansas because Kansas is that "up and coming" team that hasnt made it to 3 straight bowl appearances ever. So that uses up all 8. I'm not sure if there are bowls without tie-ins that can select anyone they so choose, but if not...I'm sorry for not being very optimistic. Sorry if I made some calculation errors, its a bit late and I dont know why I'm still up.

    Edit: New thought. Texas into National Championship, would that automatically put OSU into the Fiesta or does the BCS National Championship satisfy the BigXII' automatic BCS bid?

    If a conference doesn't fulfill their bowl slots, the bowl committee can select a bowl eligable team from a different conference. One site has us in the GMAC bowl because the ACC may not have enough bowl eligable teams to fill their bowl slots. That being said, even if ISU ends up 6-6 and doesn't make a Big 12 affiliated bowl, they will likely get picked up else where by a bowl with a different conference affiliation.



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    Re: Bowl game possibilities.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cybyassociation View Post
    So this is how I see the BigXII shaking out

    Texas: In @ 12-0
    OSU: In @ 9-3 or 10-2
    Tech: In @ 7-5
    Oklahoma: In @ 9-3
    Nebraska: In @ 8-4
    A&M: In @ 7-5
    Missouri: In @ 9-3

    Kansas: Bubble @ 6-6
    ISU: Bubble @ 6-6

    K-State: Out @ 5-7
    Colorado: Out @ 2-10
    Baylor: Out @ 3-9
    Mizzou wins out to go 9-3? Highly unlikely. They just aren't very good this year. I'd say 2-2 is probably best case finish for them (W's over Baylor and ISU, L's to KU and KSU). Unfortunately, I think they will be 7-5 and so will KU, making ISU the only bubble team at 6-6 (if we beat CU).



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    Re: Bowl game possibilities.

    Quote Originally Posted by DrClone View Post
    I don't think you can go by the KC game. A bowl game is torally different - a month after any other game, warmer climate in late Dec., and just the appeal that a bowl game has. I'm hoping to go to a bowl game even though we didn't make the trip to KC.
    This. We couldn't go to KC due to prior conflict, but we are already making plans in case Iowa State goes to a bowl, wherever it may be.

    Quote Originally Posted by dtclones View Post
    I don't know of anyone who is a big enough fan of both ISU and Iowa that they would have to choose between bowl games. Fans who attend bowl games are only going to consider one team. To think ISU would ever have to compete with Iowa for bowl attendance is absurd.
    My husband (who is more of an Iowa fan than Iowa State) knows I will never go to a bowl game with him for Iowa, so if he wants to go he comes with me to wherever Iowa State goes. I would *maybe* make a concession if he and his brother want to go to the Rose Bowl, but that would about be it. And I would get something very expensive in the form of jewelry in return.



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