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In the Sagarin computer rankings, thru last night's game.......
the Iowa Hawkeyes are at #28.
Baylor, (how was that team not in the Big Dance?), is sitting at #21 in the computer rankings.
I'll predict, right here and now that the Iowa Hawkeyes, losing only one great player, E May, will be ranked about
#23 in the opening ESPN/USA Today rankings, preseason.
'Texan by birth, Hawkeye by the Grace of God'
I think 23 is reasonable. Somewhere between the the high teens and low-30's, but probably ranked, is where Iowa will probably be.
Yeah, probably 20-25. It will be interesting to see how they handle expectations. Especially with guys like Dakich saying they'll be a frontrunner in the Big 10 every game he does.
You guys had a hell of a NIT run......I enjoyed watching it
Goal in life is to make the Huskers Illustrated Hall Of Fame
Either the bright lights of NYC, or simply fatigue caught up with the Hawkeyes, last night.
While Baylor is a very fine team, possibly as athletic as any team we played this year, the
Hawkeyes, in the 2nd half anyway........had some key guys simply not show up.
However, no one expected Iowa to make the run to NIT championship, so definitely a Good season.
Thanks Chad..........and remind me of your Fan allegiance?
I bleed Husker red and Cubs blue.....Im indifferent to Iowa except i like alot of the posters when i wander over here so I like to see ya do well except when it effects Nebraska
Personally, I don't tend to focus on rankings much. I guess it probably has a minor effect on recruiting, but, otherwise, your ranking and five bucks will get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.
I think a lot will depend upon the level of exodus to the NBA that we see with the younger talented players. If teams like Michigan, Ohio State, IU, etc., lose several of their younger guys, Iowa will benefit, both in terms of ranking and record. We have some nice young talent, but so do several schools right now in the big ten.
I hope Iowa isn't ranked in the preseason. It will give the team the mentality they have a lot to prove.
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