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Re: National Polls

Postby Redbirdgrad » January 31st, 2017, 7:10 am

Old School MVC wrote:For what it is worth, I would rank Wichita ahead of the Redbirds right now. Plain and simple, they are playing better at this point of time. Since their showdown, Wichita had one bad half against Bradley and one bad half against Evansville. ISUr has struggled since Halftime in the game right after the Shox (Bradley game).


Absolutely agree. Our offense has been mediocre at best. If we win both this week, then it's too 25 talk. If we lose Saturday, it completely justifies the rankings.
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Re: National Polls

Postby BCPanther » January 31st, 2017, 7:15 am

Illinois State has to get through Wednesday before they start talking Saturday. UNI is playing really well right now.

But by all means, if ISU gets through the week 2-0 they absolutely deserve to be ranked and should legitimately start getting at large looks.
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Re: National Polls

Postby BirdsEyeView » January 31st, 2017, 7:54 am

BCPanther wrote:Illinois State has to get through Wednesday before they start talking Saturday. UNI is playing really well right now.

But by all means, if ISU gets through the week 2-0 they absolutely deserve to be ranked and should legitimately start getting at large looks.


Tony Wills vs Jeremy Morgan will be fun to watch. Hopefully the refs let them play...if so UNI is in big trouble
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Re: National Polls

Postby Stickboy46 » January 31st, 2017, 8:55 am

Old School MVC wrote:For what it is worth, I would rank Wichita ahead of the Redbirds right now. Plain and simple, they are playing better at this point of time. Since their showdown, Wichita had one bad half against Bradley and one bad half against Evansville. ISUr has struggled since Halftime in the game right after the Shox (Bradley game).


WSU is very good at stomping mediocre teams. Haven't proved much with the upper tier yet.
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Re: National Polls

Postby Cdizzle » January 31st, 2017, 9:15 am

Now we're talking.
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Re: National Polls

Postby WSpringsBird » January 31st, 2017, 11:08 am

Redbirdgrad wrote:
Old School MVC wrote:For what it is worth, I would rank Wichita ahead of the Redbirds right now. Plain and simple, they are playing better at this point of time. Since their showdown, Wichita had one bad half against Bradley and one bad half against Evansville. ISUr has struggled since Halftime in the game right after the Shox (Bradley game).


Absolutely agree. Our offense has been mediocre at best. If we win both this week, then it's too 25 talk. If we lose Saturday, it completely justifies the rankings.


I would rank Wichita ahead of the Redbirds as well, though I would love to be proven wrong. Clayton and Evans do a great job off the bench, and Ndiaye is a great shot blocker, but that's effectively it for the bench. If McIntosh's injury persists--or we get into significant foul trouble against a top-half team, as we did against Evansville--we are likely to struggle. Look how we struggled early in the year, when Ndiaye and Wills were either absent or not fully healthy. And it's easy to forget that the WSU/IlSU game in Normal was really close with six minutes to go.

I do think the Redbirds' starters are better than WSU's this year. In some ways, it's a reverse of some previous years, when WSU had better starters but the Redbirds arguably had a better bench than many MVC teams.

And no, I'm not overlooking UNI. I don't think the Panthers have the talent they've had in many previous years, but Jacobson is obviously a fine coach.
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Re: National Polls

Postby TheObserver » January 31st, 2017, 12:21 pm

I think Illinois State has a case to be ranked higher currently, but I understand the reasons for WSU's extra votes.
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Re: National Polls

Postby Play Angry » February 20th, 2017, 11:19 am

Wichita State debuts in the AP Poll at #25 this week, marking the 6th straight season the Shockers have been ranked in the Top 25 by AP voters. An impressive accomplishment and I hope we can continue to climb.

Go Shockers!
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Re: National Polls

Postby BirdsEyeView » February 20th, 2017, 11:29 am

Play Angry wrote:Wichita State debuts in the AP Poll at #25 this week, marking the 6th straight season the Shockers have been ranked in the Top 25 by AP voters. An impressive accomplishment and I hope we can continue to climb.

Go Shockers!


Well deserved!
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Re: National Polls

Postby All-MVC Fan » February 20th, 2017, 11:46 am

Play Angry wrote:Wichita State debuts in the AP Poll at #25 this week, marking the 6th straight season the Shockers have been ranked in the Top 25 by AP voters. An impressive accomplishment and I hope we can continue to climb.

Go Shockers!


Congrats to the Shockers! Pretty impressive!!!
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Re: National Polls

Postby Blers » February 20th, 2017, 11:50 am

About time!! Congrats!
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Re: National Polls

Postby BCPanther » February 20th, 2017, 11:55 am

Well done Shox! You certainly looked the part Saturday!
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