The Jay Bilas Index: Top 68 Teams

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  1. CLONECONES

    CLONECONES Well-Known Member

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    Jay Bilas ranks the nation's top 68 teams - College Basketball - ESPN

    46. Iowa State Cyclones (Previous ranking: No. 39) [​IMG]
    The Cyclones lost to top-20 teams Cincinnati and UNLV, but Will Clyburn and Tyrus McGee have been very good to start the season. Unfortunately, Michigan State transfer Korie Lucious is shooting only 28 percent from the floor and is turning the ball over more than four times per game.

    ^^^I think Korie gets on track with some more games... we'll be fine - still projected as a 13 seed
     
  2. mj4cy

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    I would love a 12-13 seed....much better than 8-9. Just have to get hot at the end of the year and forget the seeding.
     
  3. MNCyGuy

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    Yea, I'm not terribly worried just yet. This team still has time to find it's feet.
     
  4. cyclonespiker33

    cyclonespiker33 Well-Known Member

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    I'm assuming this includes the small conference champs? So we would be on the very edge of the bubble. Obviously a lot can change.
     
  5. State43

    State43 Well-Known Member

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    I want a 5 seed :)
     
  6. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    Just out of curiosity where does he have the hawks
     
  7. CLONECONES

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  8. BringBackJohnny

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    Still too early to tell much about the season. I do think the Clones are already at a crossroads after the two losses. We will get to see if this team is a team that will start to step it up throughout the season or not. Looking for some nice strides to be made the next few weeks. W's over both Drake and the U of I this year will be a good sign.
     
  9. awd4cy

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    13 seeds are for mid majors that won their conferece tourney.
     
  10. mj4cy

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    4-2 and two losses to good teams is much better for shaping a team than 6-0 against cupcakes IMHO
     
  11. cyclones500

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    I don't have Insider, so I can't see the list, but I think Bilas does just straight "top 68" -- based on at least one column I read when he said tournament field should be all at-large. If I recall properly.

    (I typically respect his analysis, but I disagree with him on that -- I like the mix of auto qualifiers and best-of's)
     
  12. JJ4ISU

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    I like that we have faced two good teams, so we know what we need to improve on. I would have hated to go into Big 12 season thinking we are OK at point guard. We are still far enough away that we can address that issue and try to get it taken care of. We are only six games into the season, and already KL knows that he needs to be more of a distributor than a scorer.
     
  13. PabloDiablo

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    I didn't look at the list but I assume he has Duke occupying spots 1 through 12.
     
  14. cyclones500

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    Heh-heh. But wrong.

    I can see Nos. 1 & 2 without insider -- IU & Lewisville.
     
  15. Dryburn

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    Some other teams that might be of interest:

    11 Kansas
    12 Missouri
    15 Cincinnati
    17 Okie State
    18 Creighton
    19 Marquette
    20 UNLV
    27 Colorado
    29 K-State
    30 Baylor
    44 Oregon
    45 Texas
    50 Witchita State (beat Iowa)
    52 BYU
    55 Iowa
    56 Oklahoma
    57 West Virginia
    67 UNI
     
  16. Cycl1

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    where is VT, who also beat Iowa?
     
  17. Dryburn

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    This list was made before that loss I believe, and they were not listed. No doubt, their win over Iowa will vault them into at least the top 25. :jimlad:
     
  18. Wesley

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    The group concern is how the last five minutes finished in each game. The go to guy did not materialize for all the plays that did not work. Finishing games will be an area that needs immediate improvement.
     
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    I think he knew it before, but he likes stats and the ball in his hand. Now, how do we convince him to be more team instead iof jacking shots from beyond in first ten seconds.
     
  20. madcityCY

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    Matt Thomas with 37 pts in 2.5 qtrs of play last night.
    '15 PG Nick Noskowiak with 13 pts for Sun Prairie.
     

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