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Pundits' Way Too Early 2012-13 Predictions

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Darth Snow, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

    Feb 1, 2008
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    Wilner is sold on Tad Boyle

    Wow, you win a bunch and get a top 25 class, and all of a sudden you are listed as the 2d best team in the PAC in the preseason...

    Which is just weird. I think we are behind UCLA and Stanford.
  2. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

    Aug 25, 2005
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    I want to see how UCLA finishes recruiting (Shabazz?) and where some of the potential transfers go. I think 4-6 range is realistic right now.
  3. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

    Sep 23, 2005
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    Do not dissagree on the position behind UCLA and Stanford but it sure is nice to see that the program and Tadd are getting the respect. Our expectations should be continually rising with this program but I do think we are 1 year away from getting to the top 25 program we want.
  4. GoBuffs!!

    GoBuffs!! Active Member

    Apr 1, 2010
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    I have to say, I was liking going into the season with mediocure expectations, then blowing them away.

    With Tad getting some respect we are going to be getting a few underachieving years.

    Not that I am complaining becuase we are doing much better than I would have ever hoped for.
  5. Tractor

    Tractor Club Member Club Member

    Oct 7, 2010
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    1). Colorado
    2-12). Who gives a f##k
    CUFan likes this.
  6. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

    Jan 21, 2011
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    Also we are the Pac-12 Champions. Any body that wants that title will have to take it from us. That is a very new feeling.
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Mar 20, 2009
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    Arizona's a clear #1.

    After that, there are a number of teams you could pick.

    On talent, you'd go with UCLA.

    On coaching, you'd go with Colorado.

    On returning players, you'd go with Stanford.

    If you wanted to pick a darkhorse, you might go with Oregon or Washington.

    I think Wazzu, USC, ASU and Utah all improve but not nearly enough to challenge for the conference.

    Oregon State was an interesting sleeper pick if Jared Cunningham decided to return to the Beavs. But yesterday their fans got some bad news: http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2012/04/oregon_state_beavers_basketbal_102.html

    “I’m going to go at it full-throttle,’’ said Cunningham, who said is close to signing with an agent. “I’m happy right now.’’
  8. BIGEZ321

    BIGEZ321 Active Member

    Mar 29, 2012
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    Exactly Shldr2Shldr!!! One of the top 32 teams in the land, Pac-12 champs, losses about 25-30 points a game, and some senior leadership. However, I think the buffs got a lot tougher with the latest recruiting class, plus I think we make up those 25-30 points pretty easily with a couple studs coming in. CU now adds a real center in top 50 recruit, 6-10 Josh Scott. Top 60 recruit, wing player Xavier Johnson can guard outside and bang inside. Wesley Gordon and Shane HarrisTunks should provide good depth for frontcourt rotation. Not to mention Roberson who's the best rebounder and defensive player in the conference.

    It will be nice to see CU whooping up teams on the inside, rather than getting beat up, i.e. the Stanford games. I can't wait to see the difference on the court. Only thing I'm worried about is who turns into the go to guy when we need a basket. I'm guessing Josh Scott, Dinwiddie, or Booker will have to turn into the man. But it'll be interesting to see how having big men in the post (that can score) frees up our perimeter guys.

    1. CU
    2. Arizona
    3. Stanford
    4. Oregon
  9. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

    Aug 27, 2010
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    It was already going to be another year of a pretty weak Pac-12, now given the departures from Washington, Oregon State, etc. it's downright weak. Not shocking to see us picked 2nd.

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