Funny how the media wants to back up their rankings from the beginning of the season. They keep k state as high as possible and don't really want to rank us. Preseason ranking really do mean something, it means the media is behind you all year.
You do realize that RPI is a computer based formula and has no human element don't you?
Oh I agree but it seemed like HFCS was trying to see our non con SOS was strong. It wasn't.
I wasn't, our entire schedule is strong, getting stronger and was clearly strong looking at it before we played a single game. People freaking out on here about it early on were short sighted.
Take our schedule from previous years and replace two scrubs with Ohio State and NC State. That's what our schedule is compared to other years.
ISU gains nothing by playing a top 20 schedule in football or hoops. It's bad enough we are stuck with a permanent top 5 SOS in football every single year now, some of our fans think we need it in basketball too.
As long as we're in the Big 12 playing round robin our schedule is going to be much harder than most BCS teams even if we schedule only the in-state teams + scrubs in both football and basketball.
Even if the 11-5 conference season had happened the same way, the truth is we'd be a classic bubble team if we had scheduled a bunch of top 20 teams non-conf in addition to Michigan like many on here desperately wanted. Completely asinine unless ISU becomes a regular top ten team.
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