Can't believe all the Iowa predictions. Most hawk fans that pay attention understand the following: - Iowa returned everybody and just had to plug in Wieskamp. This is a very veteran team that had little to adjust. That means they better make hay early in the year when almost every other team is still trying to figure out roles, rotations, etc. Yes, Wieskamp changes things, but pretty much (should) just be taking minutes from guys that aren't very good. So while other teams are making big improvements each week, for the most part Iowa is what it is. - They were hanging their hat on the Oregon win, which has clearly turned out to not be a very impressive win. They aren't a good team right now, and that was a pure name/new talent ranking. They may end up being pretty good - talent suggests it, but they're not a good team right now. - Yes Pitt's better than last year, but they were the worst power conference team in the country. They just got beat by Niagra, so there's that. - UConn is a decent win, but not great. They are not great from 3, so the pack it in and take your chances zone approach worked against them. - Combine that with a deflating home loss to UW with a drubbing at MSU, with ISU and Purdue coming up, it's a good chance the wheels are falling off the wagon. ISU 76, Iowa 69 - Iowa goes pack and pray zone, ISU falls in love with the three too much, but adjusts in the 2nd half to get a nice road win.