Cyclones fall to #23

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  1. Thompsonclone

    Thompsonclone Well-Known Member

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    #1 Thompsonclone, Feb 11, 2019
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    in the updated AP Poll. Seems like a harsh drop but I can’t really argue it when you get blown out at home to an unranked team.

    Iowa State is on the edge of going from potential Big 12 champion favorites to unranked in a span of 1 week.

    This is going to be a very crucial 2 weeks for Iowa State. Our next 3 games are against teams that we are 0-3 against with the 4th coming against a team that we also struggled with.

    @ KSU
    Baylor
    @ TCU
    @ Texas.

    Coming off a tough home loss, I’ll be pretty happy with 2-2 in the next 4. If we manage to only get 1 win, we’ll find ourselves in a situation where we’ve only 1 out of our last 5 games.

    We are way too talented to have a big losing streak so hopefully the guys bounce back quickly.
     
  2. trevn

    trevn Well-Known Member

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    Still ranked, and still a TON to play for
     
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  3. Cyclonepride

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    It's too big of a drop, but the national writers/media don't have as much respect for the Big 12 (per normal) as they should.
     
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  4. Darius Bieber

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    Yeah, it definitely is a big drop but it was expected. We looked awful on Saturday, except for the first 4 minutes and the last 3 minutes of the game.

    The positives is that I believe we are having a much better season than expected. Being ranked now for more than a month straight is something I am excited about. Having one of the top scorers in the Big 12 is something to be excited about. Good things are happening, we are projected to be a top-ish seed in the tournament (for now).

    Still optimistic about the upcoming month. Is there something to worry about? Sure, after we've been accustomed to winning. But to me, this is still the last year of "rebuilding" the losses of Niang, Morris, Naz, etc... and next year should be full swing again.
     
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  5. cyclonedave25

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    The big drop was warranted. You should never get beat that bad at home to an average team that was 0-5 on the road, in Hilton nonetheless.
     
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  6. 1976

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    We finish 6-1 down the stretch and win the Big 12. We will finish ranked in the 10-12 range and get a 3 seed. Potentially even a 2 depending on what everyone else does and how the Big 12 tournament goes.
     
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  7. ClonesTwenty1

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    AP voters are basically saying the Big 10 is trash with Iowa dropping to 21 after going 2-0 last week.
     
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    panic.
     
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  9. BillBrasky4Cy

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    Still 16 in NET, 15 in Kenpom, and 14 in BPI. **** the AP poll.
     
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    TCU is 2-84 against ranked teams on the road
     
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  11. isufbcurt

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    My wife gets hung up in rankings. This will be a good example of why they don't mean much.
     
  12. AuH2O

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    As others have said, AP doesn't matter for NCAA tourney, but the publicity and perception do matter some.

    It's probably two main things.
    1. Having two wins the previous week where ISU didn't look good plays into it. "Winning ugly" two games followed by a win is totally different than looking ragged and pulling out two wins followed by getting housed at home against an unranked team.
    2. Lots of AP voters are completely clueless.
     
  13. awd4cy

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    Yep, can’t complain. It is deserved. Hope they can pull off probably the 2nd toughest road game of the year in Manhattan.
     
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    ..... if I am going to drop one large on Vegas odds for ISU Cyclones to sweep out as NCAA Men's Basketball
    Championship....

    .... [(*note to self*)]..... TODAY IS THE DAY !!!
     
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  15. cyclone101

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    About right, probably lucky it wasn't more after that curb stopping on our home floor.

    I just want to see a well played game next weekend. Remind me that we are capable of playing top 15 basketball.
     
  16. LindenCy

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    Still ranked, so can't complain too much, but that was a decent drop. Probably didn't help that Monday was a while back for our last win.
     
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  17. cycjob

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    The most important thing for ISU is to figure out how to get out of their current funk. I was hoping after Texas and Oklahoma that they would find their groove again. Didn't happen against TCU.

    I'm hoping that the Big12 hasn't figured out collectively how to disrupt the ISU offense. If so, we need to figure out a counter to what people are doing to shut us down.

    As said by other posters, the next 4 games look tough. If we are to have a good showing we need to play well over the next two weeks.

    Go Clones!
     
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  18. trevn

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    This team has usually come through when they feel like they need to make a statement or when people count them out. I like our chances at K-State this Saturday.
     
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  19. CTTB78

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    Coaches have us at #22 which about where I thought we would be this week. Still like what this Cyclone team has a chance to do in post season.
    As coach said 'we were humbled'. Let's see how they respond. It might just be a blessing in disguise.
     
  20. CyBobby

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    "Classic Post" my friend......
     
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