#74 Iowa State Cyclones: College Basketball 111 in 111

scott christopherson isu

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

It has already been an interesting beginning to the Fred Hoiberg era at Iowa State.  Year one was filled with struggles as the Mayor began the resurrection of his former program.  With three Big Ten castoffs becoming eligible this season, the Cyclones should be more competitive in the Big 12.

For the Iowa State football preview go here

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Tubby Time has not accelerated the success of the Minnesota Gophers’ basketball program like originally anticipated.  Last year was supposed to be the breakout out year but two highly regarded newcomers never saw a minute on the court while the team’s starting point guard was ineligible for most of conference play.  With a loaded Big Ten this season, I cannot imagine this being the year Minnesota makes a jump in the conference.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball teams and the top 27 mid-majors.  Click here if you missed teams #51-#99.

By: David Kay
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99 in 99: #97 Iowa State Cyclones

Fred Hoiberg Iowa State

It is day three of our “99 in 99” series previewing a college basketball team every day leading up to the start of the season.  I know what you are thinking, it is WAY too early for this isn’t it?  SHUSH!  It is never too early to start talking college basketball especially you are as big a nerd as I am.

I promise I have nothing against the people or state of Iowa.  I have many friends who are either from the state or currently reside there.  Unfortunately, your major conference state basketball teams will be two of the worst in the country this season.  Iowa drew the 99th ranking, Iowa State earns #97.  Sorry.

By: David Kay
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