Monday, February 27, 2012
ISU Basketball Rankings for 2/27/12
Well, who could have envisioned this? Iowa State knocking on the door of the NCAA tournament, a chance at single-digit losses, Scotty and Melvin stepping up, Royce exceeding expectations, Fred can coach. It's truly incredible. It's rare the season that satisfies everyone, but this has to be it. I can't imagine anyone expecting a trip to the big dance when this season started. Let's just enjoy the ride.
Ken Pomeroy rankings
Rank - 30 (6th out of 10 in the Big XII)
Record by projected wins and losses - 22-9 (12-6 in Big XII)
Aggregate projected record - 21-10 (11-7 in Big XII)
Rank - 33 (6th out of 10 in the Big XII)
Record by projected wins and losses - 21-10 (11-7 in Big XII)
There's not much to point out now. The record really speaks for itself. Any wins from here on out should be considered icing on the cake. The Cyclones offense always had the possibility of being explosive, what's surprising is the defense is starting to get stingy now. Babb has advanced from being a lockdown defender to more active in forcing turnovers. He's an important asset. What's most impressive is Royce's improvement on the defensive end. He's spent most of the season avoiding fouls but has been more imposing over the last few games. He'll need to be more agressive for this team to be successful in the Big XII tournament and NCAAs.