Director's Cup

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  1. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    I know that many on here could care less, but our current ranking is 42, which is our highest ranking since 1999-2000 season. This is also the first time in history that we have improved our ranking for three straight years.

    I really wish that JP would shape up and do his job.:jimlad:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_State_Cyclones#Overview
     
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  2. ZCyclone

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    So what does the #1 team in this get each year? A traveling trophy (cup-shaped?) with DIRECTOR'S inscribed across its majestic face, and the hallowed previous winners etched into history on its base?
     
  3. jaretac

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    I don't know, either way it is permanently parked at Stanford. They have won like the last 10
     
  4. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    #4 jaretac, May 15, 2009
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    Here is a interesting graph. Since the Director's Cup is supposed to be a indicator of a programs health, here is how we have done in the director's cup in comparison to our three major sports.

    Red= football
    Green=MBB
    Purple=WBB
    Blue=Director's cup
     
  5. Ms3r4ISU

    Ms3r4ISU Well-Known Member

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    I know that many on here could care less,


    And others of us couldn't care less.
     
  6. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    So then why did you pull up a thread that is two days old?

    I seriously have to wonder about people who go out of their way to mock others:no:
     
  7. CrossCyed

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    Football and men's basketball are what drive this train. We aren't healthy unless they are healthy.
     
  8. Stumpy

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    Oh, 2001, how I miss you.

    It's great that we are having success in these other sports, but the fact remains that they are not the revenue generators that football and basketball are. Overall success is a good indicator of the athletics program as a whole, but when you get down to it we're only as strong as we are successful in football and basketball. Luckily it seems like we're going to see a turnaround in the next couple of years.
     
  9. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    Keep in mind with that graph, that when it says 2001, that would be the 2000 football season. It is based on the end of the academic year.
     
  10. ISU4ME

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    Ego boost would be my guess. :skeptical:
     
  11. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    I know what you are saying, but for the purpose of this discussion, football has no impact because it is based on rankings and we are never ranked. You can definitely see a correlation between basketball (men's and women's) and our director's cup finish.
     
  12. Tornado man

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    You got that right. Stanford, the annual winner of this Director's Cup, is having to cut $$$ from their athletics budget (and maybe even sports).
    Betcha AD Bob Bowlsby would trade the Director's Cup in a second for sold-out football games and major bowl apperances...
     
  13. theshadow

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    Not just based on rankings...bowl games also are a factor.

    Unranked bowl winners get 45 points.
    Unranked bowl losers get 25 points.
     
  14. SgtPepper

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    we will go down more once spring sports are taken into account.
     
  15. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    #15 jaretac, May 17, 2009
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    the count includes all spring sports to date (example: WBB is included). I believe there are only two or three sports still playing. It is also likely we will get more points still from track and field.
     
  16. SgtPepper

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    softball, baseball, mens golf, womens golf, mens tennis, womens tennis, mens lacrosse, womens lacrosse, mens t&f, womens t&f.

    there might be more, but thats a lot of points of which we will not get many.
     
  17. MohawkCy88

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    Did you make the graph? If so, I think you need a girlfriend.
     
  18. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but allot of those points will be going to schools that are already ahead of us.
     
  19. Ms3r4ISU

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    First, not everyone can spend lots of time every day on all the threads that are interesting. It showed in my listing as latest unread and at the top of that thread for me.

    Second, I'm not mocking anyone. I'm just saying that the "director's cup" doesn't much matter to me, and that's why I said what I did.

    Third, it brought a bit more discussion to the thread.

    Finally, who has the most posts in this thread?
     
  20. CyWantsAWin

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    I am really surprised that given our success in those three sports in 00-01 that we were not higher.
     

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