Why would it? One bad game doesn't change a thing. Iowa will still be a darkhorse B1G championship contender, and Iowa State will be lucky to make the NIT.
If you ask the basketball analysts outside the state of Iowa I think you would be surprised to hear their responses. Iowa was pegged as a preseason top 5 team by one ESPN analyst and is ranked in the vast, vast majority of preseason top 25 polls
An okay analysis, but his comments at the end about ISU proving nothing yet 1) ignores how well we competed in our losses to ranked teams, 2) ignores our wins against unranked teams--including a spanking of #19 ranked TTU who was coming off a win against #1, and 3) by downgrading us reinforces thier concern that this game is a lose-lose for RU.
These rutgers really think they're something special. Two average QBs, average O-line, a bad rushing offense. They played 1 ranked team and lost, also lost to UConn. It should be a good game, but there is no reason any of them should feel confident about winning. How good is their defense, really? They didn't exactly play a killer schedule or any offensive juggernauts.
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