2011 NCAA Prediction Contest

Discussion in 'College & Amateur Soccer' started by bravessoccer, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. bravessoccer

    bravessoccer Member

    Sep 9, 2004
    Torwart - I think you inadvertently looked at the wrong section of the bracket in round two and beyond. You selected Duke in the second round when they match up (based on your first round winners) should be Akron vs. SMU.

    Feel free to submit again.
     
  2. bravessoccer

    bravessoccer Member

    Sep 9, 2004
    24seven,

    You didn't make a Liberty at Old Dominion pick in the first round.
     
  3. iTiMxB

    iTiMxB New Member

    Nov 16, 2011
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    1st Round

    Coastal Caro.
    Old Dominion
    Brown
    CSU Bakersfield
    Xavier
    Bradley
    Virginia
    Rutgers
    Monmouth
    Wake Forest
    Charlotte
    Akron
    UCF
    Duke
    Providence
    Northern Ill.

    2nd Round

    North Carolina
    Indiana
    St. John's (NY)
    UC Irvine
    Maryland
    Louisville
    UCLA
    Boston College
    Connecticut
    Wake Forest
    Charlotte
    Akron
    South Fla.
    New Mexico
    UC Santa Barbara
    Creighton

    Elite Eight

    North Carolina
    St. John's (NY)
    Maryland
    UCLA
    Connecticut
    Akron
    New Mexico
    Creighton

    Final Four

    North Carolina
    Maryland
    Connecticut
    Creighton

    Final

    Maryland
    Connecticut

    National Champs

    Maryland
     
  4. tubby_butter

    tubby_butter Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    Providence
    1st Round

    Coastal Caro.
    Old Dominion
    Brown
    St. Mary's (CA)
    Xavier
    Bradley
    Virginia
    Rutgers
    Monmouth
    South Carolina
    Charlotte
    Akron
    Fla. Gulf Coast
    Duke
    Dartmouth
    Northern Ill.

    2nd Round

    North Carolina
    Indiana
    St. John's (NY)
    UC Irvine
    Maryland
    Louisville
    UCLA
    Rutgers
    Connecticut
    South Carolina
    Charlotte
    Akron
    South Fla.
    New Mexico
    UC Santa Barbara
    Creighton

    Elite Eight

    North Carolina
    St. John's (NY)
    Maryland
    UCLA
    Connecticut
    Akron
    New Mexico
    Creighton

    Final Four

    St. John's (NY)
    Maryland
    Connecticut
    Creighton

    Final

    Maryland
    Creighton

    National Champs

    Creighton
     
  5. xpowerout

    xpowerout Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There's an uncomfortable level of Akron love in the College Cup. I just don't see them getting anywhere near Hoover.
     
  6. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Trusting the easy bracket, I have ...


    1st Round

    Coastal Caro.
    Old Dominion
    Brown
    CSU Bakersfield
    Xavier
    Bradley
    Virginia
    Colgate
    Monmouth
    Wake Forest
    Furman
    Akron
    UCF
    Duke
    Providence
    Northern Ill.

    2nd Round

    North Carolina
    Indiana
    St. John's (NY)
    UC Irvine
    Maryland
    Louisville
    UCLA
    Boston College
    Connecticut
    Wake Forest
    UAB
    Akron
    South Fla.
    New Mexico
    UC Santa Barbara
    Creighton

    Elite Eight

    North Carolina
    St. John's (NY)
    Maryland
    Boston College
    Connecticut
    Akron
    South Fla.
    Creighton

    Final Four

    North Carolina
    Maryland
    Connecticut
    Creighton

    Final

    Maryland
    Connecticut

    National Champs

    Maryland
     
  7. Schwebin

    Schwebin Member

    Nov 16, 2011
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    1st Round
    Coastal Carolina
    ODU
    Fairfield
    CSU Bakersfield
    WVU
    Bradley
    Virginia
    Rutgers
    Stony Brook
    Wake Forest
    Furman
    Akron
    UCF
    Duke
    Providence
    Northern Illinois

    2nd Round
    UNC
    Indiana
    St. John's
    CSU Bakersfield
    Maryland
    Louisville
    UCLA
    BC
    UCONN
    JMU
    UAB
    Akron
    USF
    Duke
    UCSB
    Creighton

    3rd Round
    UNC
    St. John's
    Louisville
    UCLA
    UCONN
    Akron
    USF
    Creighton

    Final Four
    UNC
    UCLA
    UCONN
    Creighton

    Final
    UNC
    UCONN

    Champion
    UCONN
     
  8. JoeSoccerFan

    JoeSoccerFan Member+

    Aug 11, 2000
    I think you could be wrong. If Akron beats NW and SMU, they'll play UAB in Hoover. :D
     
  9. xpowerout

    xpowerout Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But that's my point, see. I mean, I have them going out to N'Western, and SMU besides that getting to the College Cup. I just don't see the Zips making it far.
     
  10. Libric

    Libric Member

    Oct 14, 2011
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    First round

    Coastal Carolina
    Old Dominion
    Brown
    Bakersfield
    WVU
    Bradley
    Virginia
    Colgate
    Monmouth
    South Carolina
    Charlotte
    Akron
    FGCU
    Duke
    Dartmouth
    NIU

    Second round
    UNC
    Indiana
    St. John's
    Irvine
    Maryland
    Louisville
    UVA
    BC
    UConn
    South Carolina
    Charlotte
    SMU
    FGCU
    New Mexico
    UCSB
    Creighton

    Quarterfinalists

    UNC
    Irvine
    Louisville
    BC
    UConn
    SMU
    New Mexico
    Creighton

    College Cup

    UNC
    Louisville
    UConn
    Creighton

    Championship Match

    UNC
    Creighton

    Champion

    UNC
     
  11. thetank123

    thetank123 Member

    Dec 28, 2009

    How many games have you seen them play this year?
     
  12. theatric7

    theatric7 Member

    Nov 12, 2011
    1st Round

    Coastal Caro.
    Old Dominion
    Brown
    St. Mary's (CA)
    West Virginia
    Bradley
    Virginia
    Rutgers
    Monmouth
    Wake Forest
    Charlotte
    Akron
    UCF
    Duke
    Dartmouth
    Northern Ill.

    2nd Round

    North Carolina
    Indiana
    St. John's (NY)
    UC Irvine
    Maryland
    Louisville
    UCLA
    Boston College
    Connecticut
    Wake Forest
    Charlotte
    Akron
    South Fla.
    Duke
    UC Santa Barbara
    Creighton

    Elite Eight

    North Carolina
    St. John's (NY)
    Maryland
    Boston College
    Connecticut
    Akron
    South Fla.
    Creighton

    Final Four

    North Carolina
    Maryland
    Connecticut
    Creighton

    Final

    North Carolina
    Connecticut

    National Champs

    North Carolina
     
  13. xpowerout

    xpowerout Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've been able to watch a few. They don't have as much talent as last year, which is clear. I also think they have a tough road. Northwestern, as it has been mentioned, won the B1G double and hasn't lost since September. For however much people are down on SMU, I like what they've got. And if Akron were to top SMU/UAB to reach the quarters, I feel that UConn would prove to be too much.
     
  14. bisbee

    bisbee Member

    Sep 9, 2010
    Which ones have you seen?
     
  15. xpowerout

    xpowerout Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    New Mexico, Michigan, UCSB. Not exactly the best sample size, but I know what I saw.
     
  16. theatric7

    theatric7 Member

    Nov 12, 2011
    I would agree that the Northwestern/Akron game is a toss up, but for as much talent as SMU always has, they always underachieve. Having them make the final four is a bit of a stretch, but I would say they have as good of a chance of making the elite eight as anyone else.
     
  17. bisbee

    bisbee Member

    Sep 9, 2010
    I asked because they have been such a jeckyll and hyde team this season. Looked unreal in some games and utterly terrible in others. main problem has been consistent lack of finishing.
     
  18. xpowerout

    xpowerout Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's understandable. Something in me just doesn't see what others are seeing, with Akron in the Cup, final, or I think I saw a couple touting a winner of the Zips.
     
  19. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1st Round

    Coastal Caro.
    Old Dominion
    Fairfield
    CSU Bakersfield
    West Virginia
    Bradley
    Virginia
    Rutgers
    Monmouth
    South Carolina
    Furman
    Akron
    UCF
    Duke
    Providence
    Northern Ill.

    2nd Round

    North Carolina
    Indiana
    St. John's (NY)
    UC Irvine
    Maryland
    Louisville
    UCLA
    Boston College
    Connecticut
    James Madison
    Furman
    Akron
    South Fla.
    New Mexico
    UC Santa Barbara
    Creighton

    Elite Eight

    North Carolina
    UC Irvine
    Maryland
    UCLA
    Connecticut
    Akron :(
    New Mexico
    Creighton

    Final Four

    North Carolina
    Maryland
    Connecticut
    Creighton

    Final

    North Carolina
    Creighton

    National Champs

    Creighton
     
  20. bravessoccer

    bravessoccer Member

    Sep 9, 2004
    Update:

    • A couple of posters -- torwart and 24seven -- need to update some of their selections. I posted those earlier in the thread.
    • We've already tied the number of entries we had last year with 30.
    • So far, there is one unanimous pick in the first round - Duke over Georgia State - and three games were all but one have chosen the same team (Bradley over Loyola-Chicago; ODU over Libery; Virginia over Delaware).
    • There are three unanimous second round winners so far: UNC, UCSB and Creighton.
    • 29 of 30 have UNC advancing to the quarters; 28 have them in the College Cup.
    • Of the seeded teams, posters don't like the draws for James Madison, UAB or SMU, as less than half have picked those seeds to advance past their first match. All three do have tough potential opponents in round two.
    • Of the top eight seeds, posters don't seem to like the chances for SMU or South Florida to live up the seed as just eight and nine, respectively, have those teams in the final eight. UC Irvine and Boston College also don't have strong support to live up to their seeds and make the final eight with 16 and 12 picks.
    • Seven different teams have been picked to win it all: UNC, Creighton, Maryland, Louisville, Connecticut, Akron and New Mexico.
    I'll update some of these trends at the start of the tournament, if people are interested.
     
  21. GauchoYoungin

    GauchoYoungin Member

    Nov 18, 2004
    805
    A somewhat bias prediction, but I feel that I might have followed the nation's success as a whole closer this year, so there were some upsets I definitely think can happen.

    1st Round

    Coastal Caro.
    Old Dominion
    Fairfield
    CSU Bakersfield
    West Virginia
    Bradley
    Virginia
    Rutgers
    Monmouth
    South Carolina
    Furman
    Akron
    Fla. Gulf Coast
    Duke
    Dartmouth
    Northern Ill.

    2nd Round

    North Carolina
    Old Dominion
    St. John's (NY)
    UC Irvine
    West Virginia
    Louisville
    UCLA
    Boston College
    Connecticut
    James Madison
    UAB
    SMU
    South Fla.
    Duke
    UC Santa Barbara
    Creighton

    Elite Eight

    North Carolina
    UC Irvine
    West Virginia
    Boston College
    Connecticut
    SMU
    Duke
    UC Santa Barbara

    Final Four

    North Carolina
    Boston College
    Connecticut
    UC Santa Barbara

    Final

    North Carolina
    UC Santa Barbara

    National Champs

    UC Santa Barbara
     
  22. Crimson Ace

    Crimson Ace Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    McKinney, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Muahaha... all part of my master plan. If Indiana upsets UNC... I'm golden. :D
     
  23. jmsdoc

    jmsdoc Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    The Valley
    1st Round

    Coastal Caro.
    Liberty
    Fairfield
    CSU Bakersfield
    West Virginia
    Bradley
    Virginia
    Rutgers
    Monmouth
    Wake Forest
    Charlotte
    Akron
    UCF
    Duke
    Providence
    Northern Ill.

    2nd Round

    North Carolina
    Liberty
    St. John's (NY)
    UC Irvine
    West Virginia
    Bradley
    Virginia
    Boston College
    Connecticut
    Wake Forest
    Charlotte
    SMU
    South Fla.
    Duke
    UC Santa Barbara
    Creighton

    Elite Eight

    North Carolina
    UC Irvine
    West Virginia
    Virginia
    Wake Forest
    SMU
    Duke
    UC Santa Barbara

    Final Four

    North Carolina
    Virginia
    SMU
    UC Santa Barbara

    Final

    North Carolina
    SMU

    National Champs

    North Carolina
     
  24. stphnsn

    stphnsn Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    1st Round

    Coastal Caro.
    Old Dominion
    Brown
    CSU Bakersfield
    Xavier
    Loyola Chicago
    Virginia
    Rutgers
    Stony Brook
    South Carolina
    Furman
    Northwestern
    UCF
    Duke
    Dartmouth
    Northern Ill.

    2nd Round

    North Carolina
    Indiana
    St. John's (NY)
    UC Irvine
    Maryland
    Louisville
    Virginia
    Boston College
    Connecticut
    James Madison
    UAB
    SMU
    South Fla.
    New Mexico
    UC Santa Barbara
    Creighton

    Elite Eight

    Indiana
    St. John's (NY)
    Maryland
    Boston College
    Connecticut
    SMU
    New Mexico
    Creighton

    Final Four

    Indiana
    Maryland
    Connecticut
    Creighton

    Final

    Indiana
    Creighton

    National Champs

    Indiana (********)
     
  25. CBSoccer

    CBSoccer Member

    Sep 17, 2010
    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
    Here my picks - with my obvious West Coast bias showing...

    Good luck to all and ..."May the West team win"

    1st Round

    Coastal Caro.
    Old Dominion
    Brown
    St. Mary's (CA)
    Xavier
    Bradley
    Virginia
    Rutgers
    Monmouth
    Wake Forest
    Charlotte
    Akron
    UCF
    Duke
    Dartmouth
    Northern Ill.

    2nd Round

    North Carolina
    Indiana
    St. John's (NY)
    UC Irvine
    Maryland
    Louisville
    UCLA
    Boston College
    Connecticut
    Wake Forest
    Charlotte
    Akron
    South Fla.
    New Mexico
    UC Santa Barbara
    Creighton

    Elite Eight

    North Carolina
    UC Irvine
    Maryland
    UCLA
    Connecticut
    Akron
    New Mexico
    UC Santa Barbara

    Final Four

    UC Irvine
    UCLA
    Connecticut
    UC Santa Barbara

    Final

    UC Irvine
    UC Santa Barbara

    National Champs

    UC Irvine
     

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