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    UPDATED on 3/1: Bracketology

    Probably need to win out and get deep in tourney for him to change us from a #4 seed. Still has A&M and Oklahoma as #3's.

    Bracketology - Women's College Basketball Brackets and Predictions - ESPN



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    Re: UPDATED on 3/1: Bracketology

    Just looking at the teams ahead of them - I do not think that we can get the #2 seed even if we win out. I think we will need to win out and get some help. I do think the #3 seed is ours by winning out. No way to miss out on that.



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    Re: UPDATED on 3/1: Bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZYGREG View Post
    Just looking at the teams ahead of them - I do not think that we can get the #2 seed even if we win out. I think we will need to win out and get some help. I do think the #3 seed is ours by winning out. No way to miss out on that.
    A 3 seed is more plausible, and quite frankly, I feel ISU is there, but the weak non-con is holding us back a little, and ISU needs a win tonight, Saturday, and two wins in KC to get to a 3 seed. A loss tonight, and winning the Big 12 tourney might do too. The selection tourney is chaired by Iowa this year, and finishing strong matters, and the selection committee will be watching to see what happens in KC. Also, Iowa winning a couple more games would help our RPI as well as give us a top 50 win. Were competing with OU and A&M for 3 seeds, so we must beat one or both of them in the tourney to make our point. A loss by Xavier in the A10 tourney would be nice too.



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    Re: UPDATED on 3/1: Bracketology

    If ISU got a 3 seed, would they bring Iowa to Ames as the 11 seed?



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    Re: UPDATED on 3/1: Bracketology

    I'm fine with the 4 (would love a 3) but I just want to not be in UCONN's Bracket.



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    Re: UPDATED on 3/1: Bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by pyrocyz View Post
    I'm fine with the 4 (would love a 3) but I just want to not be in UCONN's Bracket.
    I really don't think there s a chance in hell UCONN comes to Ames because that would raise all sorts of problems.. thought it was bad when Rutgers had to play us in Des Moines... my thoughts are the NCAA won't make UCONN go into one of the most hostile places in the nation and risk the streak.. last time Iowa State played UCONN in the tourney UCONN went home


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    Re: UPDATED on 3/1: Bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoore_23 View Post
    I really don't think there s a chance in hell UCONN comes to Ames because that would raise all sorts of problems.. thought it was bad when Rutgers had to play us in Des Moines... my thoughts are the NCAA won't make UCONN go into one of the most hostile places in the nation and risk the streak.. last time Iowa State played UCONN in the tourney UCONN went home
    I think he meant by UConn's "bracket" he meant their regional. Since we only play the first two rounds at Hilton, there's no way UConn would be here anyway, as high-seeded teams like UConn (1) and ISU (3 or 4) would not meet that early.
    At Wells Fargo, we were seeded much lower, and thus had to play a highly-seeded team like Rutgers in the second round.



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    Re: UPDATED on 3/1: Bracketology

    Are the first two rounds for sure assigned to specific regionals or are those pairings fluid?



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    Re: UPDATED on 3/1: Bracketology

    my mistake i looked at the bracket wrong


    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.

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    Re: UPDATED on 3/1: Bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Are the first two rounds for sure assigned to specific regionals or are those pairings fluid?
    Nothing is paired to anything right now, other than the four seed numbers that will play in the same location.

    The #1 seeds are usually placed in the regions closest to home, though, so you can assume that UConn will be in the Dayton region, Nebraska in KC, Stanford in Sacramento, and Notre Dame/Tennessee in Memphis.



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    Re: UPDATED on 3/1: Bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    Nothing is paired to anything right now, other than the four seed numbers that will play in the same location.

    The #1 seeds are usually placed in the regions closest to home, though, so you can assume that UConn will be in the Dayton region, Nebraska in KC, Stanford in Sacramento, and Notre Dame/Tennessee in Memphis.
    Based on the seeding it is very likely that ISU could end up in the same bracket with the Fuskers. Sure seems like that would be the bracket we want to be in if we are planning a trip to the Final Four this year. I think Nebraska would be the team we would most likely knock off of the potential #1 seeds.



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    Re: UPDATED on 3/1: Bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    Nothing is paired to anything right now, other than the four seed numbers that will play in the same location.

    The #1 seeds are usually placed in the regions closest to home, though, so you can assume that UConn will be in the Dayton region, Nebraska in KC, Stanford in Sacramento, and Notre Dame/Tennessee in Memphis.
    This is what I was getting at. We're not officially in the Dayton region, that was just Creme's best guess, correct? I'd be ok with a 4 if we got moved into the Memphis or KC regions.


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    Re: UPDATED on 3/1: Bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonestate78 View Post
    Based on the seeding it is very likely that ISU could end up in the same bracket with the Fuskers. Sure seems like that would be the bracket we want to be in if we are planning a trip to the Final Four this year. I think Nebraska would be the team we would most likely knock off of the potential #1 seeds.
    ISU has to be a #3 to be allowed in Nebraska's region. Conference teams cannot meet before the regional final.



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    Re: UPDATED on 3/1: Bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    This is what I was getting at. We're not officially in the Dayton region, that was just Creme's best guess, correct? I'd be ok with a 4 if we got moved into the Memphis or KC regions.
    Correct. The new collegerpi.com bracket has ISU as the #4 in Sacramento (opposite #1 Stanford).



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    Re: UPDATED on 3/1: Bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    ISU has to be a #3 to be allowed in Nebraska's region. Conference teams cannot meet before the regional final.
    Then a #3 we shall be. I think this team can run the table and then run the table in Hilton South. God knows they will have the largest group of fans down in KC.



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