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I feel like our conference road wins should overshadow our bad non conference losses. Right now Miami is our only bad loss per Net Rankings.

In the past, the committee always took into consideration timing in regard to schedules and wins/losses. Meaning, if a team was hot late in the year it could overshadow earlier woes. On the flip side, if the team was on a late in the year losing streak it could affect them negatively.

I don’t think our loss to Miami should hold us back given our performance in conference, and per the pundits we are in the toughest/best conference in the nation.
 
Is it crazy to prefer an 11 or 12 seed to an 8 or 9 seed?
Certainly not this year. There are a handful of teams that are probably shoulders above (not sure you can even say head and shoulders above) the pack. And it’s not like those teams can’t be beat, but might as well avoid them for as long as possible.
 
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Win the Big 10 tournament and it is a possibility. You don't know how many other upsets will take place in the next 2 weeks. Anything can happen. And I'm not hungover.
If we won out, including the B1G Tournament, we would be under seeded as a 4.
If we beat Indiana this weekend we will he ranked on Monday. Beat a ranked OSU on the road, beat Iowa, beat Minnesota, beat Wisconsin, beat Maryland, and then...
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Anyone think we still need one more win to be a lock? Not a big fan of Lunsrdi's comments (not saying they aren't valid). He doesn't have us as a lock. Just wondering thoughts on where we sit.
 
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Anyone think we still need one more win to be a lock? Not a big fan of Lunsrdi's comments (not saying they aren't valid). He doesn't have us as a lock. Just wondering thoughts on where we sit.
My opinion is we are a lock, but we could slide close to danger territory if we lost out. I don’t think that’s going to happen tho I could see us losing 2 of the next 3 if we aren’t sharp. OSU playing really well and our shooting is inconsistent. I also don’t think we have a shot at a 4 seed even if we win out considering we are net ranked 36 right now. I think 2 of the next 3 is reasonable to expect and a 6 seed is our most likely outcome.
 
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I think we are a lock in the sense that we are in as long as there are no crazy conference tourney winners in multi-bid conferences.

If we lose out, and say Nebraska wins our tourney and Iowa state wins the Big 12 and the same thing happens in a few other conferences, we could be sweating it.

I don’t think that’ll happen though, and even that scenario will be moot if we win tomorrow.
 
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I think this year matchups will matter more than seeding. Everyone is beatable this year. Who plays a lot of zone? Those are the teams we want to avoid. Who doesn't have much size? Those are the teams we want to play.

Might be showing my bias here, but I believe the teams at the top right now are there because of weaker conferences. Kansas and Baylor would have at least 4 or 5 conference losses if they were in the B1G.
 
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I think this year matchups will matter more than seeding. Everyone is beatable this year. Who plays a lot of zone? Those are the teams we want to avoid. Who doesn't have much size? Those are the teams we want to play.

Might be showing my bias here, but I believe the teams at the top right now are there because of weaker conferences. Kansas and Baylor would have at least 4 or 5 conference losses if they were in the B1G.
So, we want to play a team that is short, slow, not athletic and plays an ineffective man defense. Got it.
 
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