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Posted on: August 12, 2011 2:04 pm
 

Conference Realignment

I really hate this discussion but really we can't just sit back and not do anything.  I honestly think that Jamie Pollard needs to shop us around to the Big Ten, Pac 12, and SEC.  I really don't want to but I think it is neccessary in the survival of our school.  Especially with our new found growth in Mens Basketball and in Football.  Along with our continued success in Womens Basketball and Vollyball.  I think that it would be fairly reasonable to be a new entry into one of these conferences.  I believe the best would be going to the Big Ten as there is Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, and possibly other Big 12 North teams if some of this goes through.  That means that we would not be a extreme outlying school.  We also have some of the best facilities in the midwest.  We have Jack Trice which is expected to be expanded the way it is and if we are able to keep growing we may add to that.  We also have one of the better college basketball atmospheres with Hilton and holding a top 5 attendence record in WBB and a still respectable crowd for a recovering MBB program.  I think that this would bring a lot to whatever conference we would join as we also travel very well.  When you put this all together I think that we are a very big underdog on what we have to offer.  I know we don't have the money that others do but I think we are gaining respectability and also with joining another conference we may have some added support because the Big 12 has long been stereotyped as very top heavy.  So lets get this moving and not screw ourselves.
Posted on: September 19, 2010 2:40 pm
 

Week 3 Top 15

  1. Alabama-They played good this week but I don't think they really have played anyone other than Penn State but I'm not totally convinced they were a top 25 team.
  2. TCU-They beat a good Baylor team.  Don't say Baylor isn't good they are but just aren't consistent.
  3. NebraskaThey played really good against Washington.
  4. Ohio State-They beat an okay Ohio team.
  5. Boise State-They played Wyoming so it really doesn't prove much.
  6. Oregon-They demolished Portland State.
  7. Texas-I think that their inconsistency showed against an okay Texas Tech.
  8. Iowa (My Pick for National Champion) -(They are the real deal I think that they would have gone undefeated had Ricki Stanzi not gotten hurt.  Now great teams need to have back ups and they have one as their true freshman quarterback came in finished out the Northwestern game after no real game experience then the next week went to the Horseshoe and almost took down the mighty Buckeyes.  They also have 3 or four great smash-mouth and quick running backs.  So I really think as long as Stanzi doesn't choke and they stay healthy they will have an explosive offense.  They also have most of their exceptional defense coming back which includes this years Ndamukong Suh.) They played really good against Arizona.  They made a late comeback and almost won.  Before people rip me and say I'm a homer look and see that I like Iowa State.  This means that I usually hate the Hawks.  Ok I would say that there was blatant holding calls against Arizona on every play I watched that were ignored/missed.  I don't know for sure if it went both ways but I didn't see much if any of that from the Hawkeyes.
  9. FloridaThey played where they should be this week.
  10. Wisconsin-They played okay but to stay here need to start performing.
  11.  Arizona- They beat a very good Iowa team.
  12.  Utah- They crushed New Mexico.
  13. LSUThey played good against a decent Mississippi State team.
  14. Oklahoma- They played okay against Air Force.
  15. Arkansas- They beat a Georgia team that was picked to win the SEC east
Posted on: September 12, 2010 9:05 am
 

Week 2 Top 15

  1. Alabama-They played really good this week
  2. Iowa (My Pick for National Champion) -(They are the real deal I think that they would have gone undefeated had Ricki Stanzi not gotten hurt.  Now great teams need to have back ups and they have one as their true freshman quarterback came in finished out the Northwestern game after no real game experience then the next week went to the Horseshoe and almost took down the mighty Buckeyes.  They also have 3 or four great smash-mouth and quick running backs.  So I really think as long as Stanzi doesn't choke and they stay healthy they will have an explosive offense.  They also have most of their exceptional defense coming back which includes this years Ndamukong Suh.) They played really good against a also good Iowa State team in a rivalry game that is very inconsistent and can go either way.
  3. TCU-They demolished the lesser Tennessee Tech.
  4. Ohio State-They beat a very good Miami (FL) team.
  5. Boise State-They played a good against VT but this week VT got beat by James Madison so it shows their defeat of VT wasn't that big.
  6. NebraskaThey played really good against Idaho.
  7. Texas-I think that Garret Gilbert is starting to show his real abilities and is coming out and performing.
  8. Oregon-They beat decent Tennessee team by a lot.
  9. FloridaThey played where they should be this week.
  10. Wisconsin-They played okay but in the end the came up a little short of what they will need later in the season.
  11. North CarolinaThey didn't play this week but some other teams stumbled which left some openings.
  12. Oklahoma- They played really well against a good Florida State team.
  13. LSUThey played really well but it was against lowly Vanderbilt.
  14. Georgia Tech- They lost to Kansas who last week lost to North Dakota State.
  15.  Utah- They have played well both weeks and I think they're the real deal.

Again sorry about the bold it keeps coming back.
Posted on: August 7, 2010 2:04 pm
Edited on: September 2, 2010 4:52 pm
 

Ranking the Big XII

Here i'm going to see if I can correctly predict the Big Xll.

  1. Texas - Well it has to be Texas or Oklahoma and I think with both reloading that it will be the one with the better coach in Texas.
  2. Oklahoma - With the loss of Bradford and the loss of him part way through the season it exposed how good they are without the best players.
  3. Nebraska - I think that with this being their last year they will probably be motivated to do really good and leave on a good note.
  4. Texas A&M - I think that they are on the up and up and will be good this year.
  5. Oklahoma State - I think that they are getting better and will have an average year.
  6. Colorado - I think with the same situation as Nebraska they will have a good year.
  7. Missouri - I think they are a couple of years away from becoming the new Nebraska or at least fighting it out with Iowa State.
  8. Texas Tech - I think they will bee okay but with the new coach will have a tough year.
  9. Iowa State - I think will be really good this year but with Texas and Oklahoma being away games this year they will be held back.
  10. Kansas State - I think that they are going in the wrong direction and will be like Iowa State during the Chizik era.
  11. Baylor - I think that they are going in the right direction but will be overshadowed by their bigger brothers and the other up and up teams.
  12. Kansas - With all of the problems they have had the last few years I would say they are going to really struggle.

Sleeper Teams: Iowa State, Missouri, and Baylor
Look for these teams to possibly make a run this year.
Posted on: July 17, 2010 12:08 pm
Edited on: September 2, 2010 5:11 pm
 

Preseason Top 15 for 2010

  1. Alabama-The only reason is they deserve respect after winning the national title game
  2. Boise State-This may shut them up about how they don't get respect
  3. Iowa (My Pick for National Champion) -They are the real deal I think that they would have gone undefeated had Ricki Stanzi not gotten hurt.  Now great teams need to have back ups and they have one as their true freshman quarterback came in finished out the Northwestern game after no real game experience then the next week went to the Horseshoe and almost took down the mighty Buckeyes.  They also have 3 or four great smash-mouth and quick running backs.  So I really think as long as Stanzi doesn't choke and they stay healthy they will have an explosive offense.  They also have most of their exceptional defense coming back which includes this years Ndamukong Suh.
  4. TCU-I think that they now know what they need to compete and will come back strong
  5. Ohio State-The only hiccups that I see would be Iowa and Wisconsin in which they will lose to Iowa and beat Wisconsin
  6. Texas-I think that they will be about equal to what they were in the championship game without McCoy
  7. Nebraska-I think that as long as their defense doesn't suffer to much from the loss of Suh they will remain competitive
  8. Florida-This is a little high but i'm not sure what to expect from them
  9. Wisconsin-I think that they will be the number three team out of the Big Ten this year losing only to Ohio State and Iowa
  10. Oregon-I really don't know what to make of their off the field troubles yet
  11. Virginia Tech-I think that they will be the big sleeper of the year not getting a whole lot of respect but looking to bring a whole lot of power
  12. LSU-This would be my pick to take home the SEC title this year but I don't think they will be a match for Iowa
  13. Georgia Tech-I think they will remain a top 15 team after their loss to Iowa but I'm not sure how well the option will work this year
  14. North Carolina-They are one of the teams from the evolving ACC that will be good this year
  15. Oklahoma-They will be better this year as long as they stay healthy

One team that I excluded from this list is USC this is because they will not be able to participate in postseason play so I believe it is irrelevant how good they are

This is my top 15 I will be updating it throughout the year on my blog State of Iowa Sports or at State of Iowa Sports by Urbandale
 
 
 
 
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