this years bubble seems to be setting up the same way, and I'm beginning to wonder if it isn't a consequence of the 3 additional teams as much as just a fluky weak bubble crop.
Hard to tell how many Big 12 gets. Could be only 1 (highly unrealistic), could get 6 with no problem (any more than that would be unlikely).
I think it's a lock for 3. Teams 4-6 may be at a point that they'd have to play their way out of a bid. But that's looking at the league in a vacuum.
Man, on Lanardi's bracketology page, all Iowa fans do is cry about ISU being in and them being out.
look like this?
Bracketology - NCAA College Basketball Brackets and Predictions - ESPN
I assume this has been posted, but will repost just in case. Lunardi hasn't bought into us yet, that's for sure. Has us playing in versus Illinois and OU, Baylor, and K-State as being in front of us. I don't think Baylor or OU finish in front of us. We're the 2nd or 3rd best team in the big 12... when we play the way we should.
Edit: Lunardi is even confused on OU. Has them as a "sell" in his column and that they're more like an NIT team.
I think it's at least a LOCK for the Big 12 to get 4 teams in. I could see us getting 5 in though.
Didn't Iowa just beat Wisconsin and they are a 7 on this bracket? So why are they whining just about the Cyclones being in instead of them? Is ISU their basketball Super Bowl?
Said it before and I'll say it again. Bracketology is garbage. Sure it's sparks interest from fan bases and it's another topic of conversation but it's going to change at least 50 more times from now until the end of the year. I can promise you ISU will be in as a solid seed and after Illinois loses tonight, they won't have a prayer of getting in unless they win the conference tourney.
Iowa State 13-4
RPI: 38 SOS: 82
Best Win: vs 41. BYU
Bad Losses: @ 63. Iowa???
Road Record: 2-3
RPI: 63 SOS:80
Good Wins: vs 38. Iowa St., vs. 51. Wisconsin
Bad Losses: @ 112. Virginia Tech
Road Record: 1-2