Fran Fraschilla: 2012/13 BigXII Power Rankings

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  1. CLONECONES

    CLONECONES Well-Known Member

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    Kansas Jayhawks lead the 2012-13 Big 12 Power Rankings - NCB - ESPN

    1. Kansas Jayhawks
    2. Texas Longhorns
    3. Baylor Bears
    4. Kansas State Wildcats
    5. Oklahoma State Cowboys
    6. Oklahoma Sooners
    7. West Virginia Mountaineers
    8. Iowa State Cyclones - The 23-11 Cyclones from last season were built with transfers and will miss three of them this coming season, including the Houston Rockets' first-round pick, Royce White. But coach Fred Hoiberg has another one waiting to go in Michigan State transfer Korie Lucious, who could be one of the top guards in the Big 12 immediately.Georges Niang, a 6-7 undersized Massachusetts power forward, was a target of a number of high-level schools and should help quickly.
    9. Texas Tech Red Raiders
    10. TCU Horned Frogs


    Uhhhh?????
     
  2. KFitzy87

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    Swap us with one of the Oklahoma schools and I'd agree with the list
     
  3. jbindm

    jbindm Well-Known Member

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    Under the radar again...that's cool. The nobody respects us card is an easy one for CFH to play.
     
  4. cyclonespiker33

    cyclonespiker33 Well-Known Member

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    looks like all ESPN guys talk to each other and don't do research
     
  5. gocubs2118

    gocubs2118 Well-Known Member

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    I expected better from Fran, he didn't even mention Clyburn.
     
  6. KFitzy87

    KFitzy87 Guest

    Fran regularly gives us props so there's no way he's underestimating us
     
  7. djcubby

    djcubby Well-Known Member

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    You're killin' me, Fran!!! WTF???
     
  8. BuffettClone

    BuffettClone Active Member

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    I guess the cyclones are going to have to prove "experts" wrong again
     
  9. twistedredbird

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    always better to outperform expectations than under perform.
     
  10. Clones85'

    Clones85' Just Win Baby

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    Kansas State at #4? With a new coach and what they have coming back?
     
  11. gocubs2118

    gocubs2118 Well-Known Member

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    KSU is everyone's sexy pick this year. Don't know why.
     
  12. Gnomeborg

    Gnomeborg Well-Known Member

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    it's ok. Honestly, that's ok.

    You gotta be respectable before you can be respected.

    Right now, everyone's so very willing to believe that we were a fluke last year. We were Royce White and a couple guys who could walk and chew bubblegum at the same time. And honestly, it's easy to believe that.

    Last year's team thrived on the lack of respect for who they were and what they could do. I like it when ISU teams play with a chip on their shoulder. This just makes the chip bigger.
     
  13. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    Whatever, Fran. See you in March.
     
  14. CynadoAlley

    CynadoAlley Well-Known Member

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    I know Georges is going to be great. But I don't understand why they seem to think that he's going to jump right into the starting line-up or something (though I do think he's going to help a lot and get a lot of p.t.). I'm hoping Clyburn (and the rest of the team for that matter) is seeing this stuff and the preseason rankings and get really motivated for the season.
     
  15. Clones85'

    Clones85' Just Win Baby

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    With that said, our ranking is very fair. Iowa State fans think we should be higher which is to be expected but......

    we lost our top 3 scorers
    our top rebounder
    our top 3 assist men
    our 2 best 3 point shooters
     
  16. Clones85'

    Clones85' Just Win Baby

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    Wouldn't surprise me to see Niang start this year. I'd say there is a 50/50 shot.
     
  17. djcubby

    djcubby Well-Known Member

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    I'm actually looking for Percy to have a break out year and any help that we can get from Georges will be icing on the cake.
     
  18. The_Architect

    The_Architect Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if serious.

    Who's he going to start over? Ejim or Clyburn cause you can't start all 3 of them. We'd be the shortest team in the country.
     
  19. Gnomeborg

    Gnomeborg Well-Known Member

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    absolutely. The fact that Fran regularly gives us props means, without a shadow of a doubt, that he is not selling us short. There is no way that someone who regularly gives us props would ever have reason to expect less from us than we will be able to do. Despite the fact that he failed to mention the best player we had transfer in, he could not be underestimating us. That would be asinine. He regularly gives us props.
     
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  20. Cyhart

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    What does Oklahoma have that would lead anyone to believe that they will finish ahead of us??! What am I missing?
     

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