Actually, no it's not. For the little bump that an ISU win would give iowa, ISU more than makes up for it in the overall scheme of things. I mean, we're talking going to a bowl vs not going with this win. If ISU were going to major bowls, sure, it would help iowa's BCS rankings, but it would also erode their recruiting base, which is way more important. A 2-10 ISU is MUCH better for UI than a 10-2 ISU. If you really root for a team, you want their rivals that they recruit against to lose every single game. In a small way, every ISU win hurts iowa just like every iowa win hurts ISU.
Agree completely. The only time I root against ISU is when they're playing Iowa. Other than that, I'd love to see ISU go bowling again.
Staying away from the obvious "you should cheer for ISU if you went there arguement" that I'm sure you've heard countless times. If your SN is truthful, then I would almost expect you to cheer for ISU when they weren't playing iowa. Way to go out on a limb there!
I don't buy it. Sure, I'll want ISU to not be terrible, but unless the Cyclones wer going to a BCS bowl game themselves, I'm not sure it would boost Iowa's own BCS standings that much.
Realistically, we need to win out, and have either MSU or Wisconsin lose in order to reach a BCS bowl game. Winning out would put Iowa tied for the conference title, but the Arizona loss would come back to bite us, as it would drop our overall record. In that case, BCS standings wouldn't matter. If MSU loses either of it's last two games (and Iowa wins out), Iowa will be heading to the at-large bid if it's there. If Wisconsin loses any of it's final games, Iowa will be headed to the Rose. Those are pretty much the only rooting interests that matter for the Hawks.
Wisconsin isn't going to lose. The Badgers will be soaking up the sun in Pasadena come January. Suck it Hok.
Last edited by Cyclonestate78; 11-12-2010 at 03:35 PM.
I can see the point of this, but ISU really has very little impact on Iowa's BCS chances. Iowa needs to win out to get a sniff. The Big 10 will likely get two teams and what OSU, Wisky, and MSU do is a lot more important than what ISU does.
Iowa will look better if ISU goes to a bowl game.
CFH HMagic bball season.
Let my fred's Four Horsemen ride.
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