Preseason polls will be posted when they come out.
Here is an article on the top 50 non-conference games:
http://www.cbssports.com/college-basket ... 17-season/
rawaction wrote:IU with a win in a classic vs. Kansas to open the season last night. We just have so many weapons. OG led the team early with 10 points in the 1st 8 minutes or so. Then Bryant dominated the middle of the game, where he scored most of his 19. Then Blackmon put up 22 in the 2nd half and OT in case the world forgot about him. And if this is going to be what Curtis Jones is like as a freshman....wow!
The homer in me thought 11/12 was a little low in the rankings for this team. Bryant is probably the best returning player in the nation. OG Anunoby was clearly poised for a breakout season, and getting Khawi Leonard comps. And Blackmon was poised to be this team's leading scorer on a really good team last year before got hurt. I was hoping this team would be ready early and could steal one vs. Kansas, but they actually played better than I thought and didn't "steal" a win...they earned it. The only teams I think that are clearly better at this point are Duke, UNC, Nova, UK, and probably Oregon (don't know much about Xavier).....and a lot of those teams are counting on freshman to carry them this year.
Exile on Waveland wrote: IU smells like poop.
SouthSideRyan wrote:I generally like Bilas, but his excuse-making for the officiating was getting bad tonight. No, Jay, the player doesn't need to know how to play with 4 fouls by not chasing somebody around a screen on the chance they flail their arms in the air like a 4 year old when a bee flies by.
Stannis wrote:Tillmon finally signed his nloi
UMFan83 wrote:Stannis wrote:Tillmon finally signed his nloi
i thought for sure when he hadnt signed yet and then announced he was going to speak today regarding his future that he was going elsewhere.
snoodmonger wrote:Also, when Duke gets GIles, etc. back they are going to be ridiculous.
bcl412 wrote:A lot of growing for this team to do but this Iowa team is entertaining so far.