Official 2004 NCAA pool thread

Discussion in 'College & Amateur Soccer' started by due time, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. due time

    due time Member+

    Mar 1, 1999
    Santa Clara
    It's time for the official Bigsoccer 'you don't know squat about college soccer' pool play. Reward: Big bragging rights.

    My personal goal is to finish ahead of Sandon. He beat me by one spot last year.

    Rules:
    First round worth one point.
    2nd round = two points
    3rd round = four points
    4th round = 8 points
    Semi's = 16 points
    Final = 32 points

    Tie-breaker = 1st round pts, then 2nd round pts, etc...

    All picks must be in before the first game begins.

    First Round:
    FIU
    UNC
    USF
    USC
    Memphis
    Duke
    Portland
    American
    Seton Hall
    NW
    BU
    LMU
    SCU
    Tulsa
    UConn
    Michigan

    Second Round:
    Wake
    UNC
    USF
    UNC-G
    Notre Dame
    DUke
    New Mexico
    Virginia
    Maryland
    NW
    St John's
    LMU
    SCU
    Tulsa
    UConn
    Indiana

    Third Round:
    Wake
    USF
    Notre Dame
    NMU
    Maryland
    St John's
    SCU
    Indiana

    Fourth Round:
    Wake
    Notre Dame
    Maryland
    Indiana

    Semi-Finals:
    Notre Dame
    Indiana

    Final:
    Notre Dame

    Last year's results: The Fatman cleaned the table living off the feast of an Indiana victory.

    Fatman 97 Points (Indiana)
    Red Storm 89 points (SJU)
    Thisisstupid 88 Points (No more points possible)
    Kinley Dog 86 points (No more points possible)
    Sandon Mibut 85 points (No more points possible)
    Due Time 78 points (No more points possible)
    Rhydogg 74 points (No more points possible)
    Karl Keller 72 points (No more points possible)
    Gsterp 69 points (No more points possible)
    Hax 68 points (No more points possible)
    Davide 67 points (No more points possible)
    Fan0011 66 points (No more points possible)
    Terp Fan 66 points (No more points possible)
    FootyMundo 64 Points (No more points possible)
    VCUFan 64 points (No more points possible)
    LuvDaBears 80 points (No more points possible)
    NGV 57 points (No more points possible)
    Greensboro Pride Fan 51 Points (No more possible points)
    RobtheAggie 50 points (No more points possible)
    Fritobandito 49 points (No more possible points)
    Emile 49 points (No more points possible)
    Jose L. Couso 48 points (No more points possible)
    Cantona24 46 points (No more possible points)
    Carolina 46 points (No more possible points)
    K1v1n 43 points (No more points possible)
    --------------------------------------------
    ChrisE 42 Points (No more points possible)
    SoccerTom 42 points (No more possible points)
    Nutmeg 35 points (No more points possible)
     
  2. DamonEsquire

    DamonEsquire BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 16, 2002
    Kentucky
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hope. These are accepted.

    Round One

    1. UCF
      UNC
      Mil-Wisconsin
      South Carolina
      Memphis
      Costal Carolina
      Washington
      American
      Seton Hall
      Northwestern
      Dartmouth
      Layola Marymount
      Santa Clara
      Michigan St.
      UConn
      Akron
    Round Two

    • UCF
      UNC
      UC Santa Barbara
      South Carolina
      Notre Dame
      Costal Carolina
      New Mexico
      Virginia
      Maryland
      Northwestern
      Saint Johns
      UCLA
      SMU
      Penn St.
      Boston College
      Indiana

    Round Three

    UNC
    UC Santa Barbara
    Notre Dame
    New Mexico
    Maryland
    Saint Johns
    SMU
    Indiana

    Quaterfinals

    1. UC Santa Barbara
      Notre Dame
      Maryland
      Indiana
    Semifinals

    1. Notre Dame
      Indiana
    Finals

    1. Indiana
     
  3. usat522

    usat522 New Member

    Dec 11, 2003
    First Round:
    FIU, NC, USF, CoC, Memphis, CCU, UW, American, Seton Hall, NU, BU, CSU-N, Cal, MSU, UCONN, MU.

    Second Round:
    WF, VCU, USF, UNC-G, ND, Duke, UNM, UVa, UMd, NU, StJU, UCLA, Cal, PSU, BC, IU.

    Third Round:
    WF, UNC-G, ND, NM, Md, UCLA, Cal, IU.

    Qtrfinals:
    WF, NM, UCLA, Cal.

    Semifinals:
    WF, UCLA

    NCAA Champion:
    UCLA
     
  4. PB04

    PB04 New Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Every year I ask - why so many points for the final? You can be a idiot as long as you pick the final winner. You might as well have a contest on picking the winner - forget the rest.

    I think a more reasonable scoring system would be (or something along these lines)

    Rules:

    First Round - Two points
    Second Round - Four points
    Third Round - Six points
    Fourth Round - Eight points
    Fifth Round - Ten points
    The Champion - Twelve points

    This scoring system is closer to the scoring of the NCAA basketball pools that I usually participate.
     
  5. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    IOWA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Either works, your system should be divided by 2. Why double all points?


    MY PICKS:
    First Round:
    FIU, UNC, USF, SCar, OSU, OSU, Duke, Wash, American, Seton Hall, NU, BU, Loyola, Cal, Tulsa, UCONN, Mich.

    Second Round:
    WF, VCU, UCSB, UNC-G, ND, ODU, UNM, UVa, UMd, Creighton, StJU, UCLA, SMU, PSU, BC, IU.

    Third Round:
    WF, UNC-G, ND, UVa, Md, UCLA, SMU, IU.

    Qtrfinals:
    WF, UVa, UCLA, IU.

    Semifinals:
    WF, IU

    NCAA Champion:
    IU
     
  6. MotMot

    MotMot New Member

    Nov 15, 2004
    Dogtown
    Here Goes
    1st Round- FIU,UNC,SF,USC,OSU,Duke,PT,AU,SH,NW,BU,CSN,Cal,Tul,UConn,
    Mich
    2nd Round-WF,UNC,UCSB,USC,ND,Duke,NM,UVA,MD,CU,SJU,UCLA,SMU,PSU,UCONN,IU
    3rd Round-
    WF,UCSB,Duke,UVA,MD,SJU,PSU,IU
    Semi's -
    WF,UVA,SJU,PSU
    Final -
    UVA,ST John's
    Champs- UVA

     
  7. gsterp

    gsterp Member+

    Jul 16, 2003
    College Park
    FIU
    UNC
    USF
    CoC
    OSU
    Duke
    Washington
    American
    Seton Hall
    NW
    Dartmouth
    CS-N
    Santa Clara
    Michigan St
    UConn
    Akron

    Wake
    UNC
    UCSB
    UNCG
    ND
    Duke
    New Mexico
    UVA
    UMD
    NW
    SJU
    UCLA
    Santa Clara
    PSU
    UConn
    IU

    UNC
    UNCG
    Duke
    UVA
    UMD
    SJU
    Santa Clara
    IU

    UNCG
    Duke
    UMD
    IU

    Duke
    UMD

    MARYLAND

    I know, huge shock that I picked the Terps. One of these days it will pay off.
     
  8. recsoc

    recsoc Member

    Oct 4, 2003
    1st RD:
    FIU
    UNC
    USF
    CofC
    OSU
    Coastal
    Wash
    American
    Hofstra
    Northwestern
    Dartmouth
    LMU
    CAL
    MICH ST
    UCONN
    MICH

    2nd RD:
    FIU
    UNC
    UCSB
    CofC
    Notre Dame
    Coastal
    WASH
    UVA
    Maryland
    Northwestern
    St. John's
    UCLA
    SMU
    PSU
    UCONN
    IU

    3rd RD:
    UNC
    CofC
    Notre Dame
    WASH
    Northwestern
    UCLA
    SMU
    IU

    Quarters:
    CofC
    Notre Dame
    UCLA
    IU

    Semis:
    CofC
    UCLA

    Champ:
    CofC
     
  9. ilikesoccer

    ilikesoccer New Member

    Nov 10, 2004
    FIU
    UNC
    USF
    CofC
    Memphis
    Duke
    Wahington
     
  10. Jose L. Couso

    Jose L. Couso New Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    Arlington, VA
    First Round:
    FIU
    UNC
    USF
    USC
    Memphis
    Duke
    Washington
    LIU
    Seton Hall
    NW
    BU
    LMU
    SCU
    Mich. St.
    UConn
    Michigan

    Second Round:
    Wake
    VCU
    UCSB
    UNC-G
    Notre Dame
    DUke
    New Mexico
    UVA
    Seton Hall
    NW
    St John's
    UCLA
    SMU
    Mich. St.
    UConn
    Indiana

    Third Round:
    Wake
    UNC-G
    Notre Dame
    UVA
    NW
    UCLA
    Mich. St.
    Indiana

    Fourth Round:
    Wake
    UVA
    UCLA
    Indiana

    Semi-Finals:
    UVA
    Indiana

    Final:
    UVA
     
  11. Damon

    Damon Member

    Jul 1, 2001
    Evansville, IN, USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1st Round:
    FIU
    UNC
    UW-M
    USC
    OSU
    CCU
    PU
    LIU
    SHU
    NU
    BU
    CSU-N
    SCU
    TU
    UConn
    UA

    2nd Round:
    WFU
    UNC
    UW-M
    USC
    UND
    CCU
    UNM
    UVa
    Maryland
    NU
    BU
    UCLA
    SMU
    TU
    UConn
    IU

    3rd Round:
    Wake Forest
    UW-M
    Notre Dame
    Virginia
    Maryland
    UCLA
    Tulsa
    IU

    Quarters:
    Wake Forest
    UVa
    UCLA
    IU

    Semis:
    UVa
    IU

    National Champions:
    IU

    Biased? Yes. Hopeful and anxious? Also, yes.
    GO HOOSIERS!
     
  12. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As the one who kept the points last year, I think that the same point system should be kept. Not that it matters a whole lot. By the way, I will keep the points again, if at last resort no one else can.

    Just remember to post winners for the entire tournament, and if two teams meet with the same initials, make sure that there is a way to identify them. Last year there was UWM vs. UWM and that made it a little difficult.

    First Round:
    FIU, UNC, Wis-Milwaukee, Col of Charleston, Memphis, Duke, Portland, American, Seton Hall, Northwestern, Boston U, Northridge, Cal, Tulsa, Uconn, Akron.

    2nd Round:
    Wake, VCU, UCSB, UNC-G, Memphis, ODU, UNM, UVA, Maryland, Creighton, St. Johns, UCLA, SMU, Tulsa, BC, Indiana

    3rd Round:
    VCU, UNC-G, ODU, UNM, Creighton, St. John's, SMU, BC

    Final Four:
    UNC-G, ODU, Creighton, BC

    Final:
    UNC-G, Creighton

    Winner:
    UNC-G
     
  13. LuvDaBears

    LuvDaBears New Member

    Sep 4, 2002
    USA
    FIRST ROUND: FIU, UNC, San Fran, CofC, Memphis, Coastal, Portland, American, Seton Hall, Northwestern, Boston U, Loyola Marymount, Cal, Michigan St., UConn, Michigan.
    SECOND ROUND: Wake, VCU, UCSB, UNCG, Notre Dame, ODU, New Mexico, Virginia, Maryland, Creighton, St. John's, UCLA, SMU, Mich. St., UConn, Indiana.
    THIRD ROUND: VCU, UCSB, Notre Dame, Virginia, Maryland, UCLA, SMU, Indiana.
    FINAL FOUR: UCSB, Virginia, UCLA, Indiana
    FINALS: UCSB, UCLA
    CHAMPION: UCLA
     
  14. cent

    cent New Member

    Sep 16, 2004
    Ok Here goes.

    First round
    FLI, NC,SF,CoCH,Memphis, CCU,Wash, Amer, Hofstra, NW, BU,CalStN,Cal, Tulsa,Conn, Akron.

    Second Round
    Wake,VCU,UCSB,UNC,Ntr D, ODU,VA, MD, NM,StJ,UCLA, SMU, Tulsa,Conn,Ind

    Third Round
    VCU,UNC,ODU,NM, MD, UCLA,SMU,IND

    Fourth Round
    UNC, ODU,MD,INd

    Final
    ODU, MD

    Champ

    MD!!
     
  15. BigRedFootie

    BigRedFootie Member

    Jan 31, 2003
    B-town
    I'm in (in memory of Fatman):

    1st Rnd: FIU,UNC,UW-M,SC,OSU,Coastal,Wash,American,SHU,NU,BU,CS-North,Santa Clara,MSU,UCONN,Akron

    2nd Rnd: Wake,UNC,UCSB,UNCG,ND,Coastal,Wash,UVA,MD,NU,SJU,UCLA,SMU,MSU,BC,IU

    3rd Rnd: Wake,UCSB,ND,UVA,MD,UCLA,SMU,IU

    Quarters: UCSB,ND,MD,IU

    Semis: UCSB,IU

    Champ: IU

    Caveats: Gotta go w/ my Hoosiers, but if they don't start running at people, they'll drop out early, even w/ home field advantage.

    "I'm out...."

    BRF
     
  16. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If I remember correctly, these three have to pick the D-II tournament this year due to their poor showing.
     
  17. 1st
    FIU
    UNC
    Wisc-Mil
    CofC
    Memphis
    Dook
    Wash
    American
    Seton Hall
    W Ill
    Boston
    CSN
    Santa Clara
    Tulsa
    Conn
    Akron

    2nd
    Wake
    VCU
    UCSB
    UNCG
    ND
    Dook
    NM
    UVA
    MD
    Creighton
    SJ
    UCLA
    SMU
    Tulsa
    Conn
    Ind

    3rd
    Wake
    UCSB
    ND
    NM
    Creighton
    SJ
    SMU
    Ind

    4th
    UCSB
    ND
    SJ
    Ind

    5th
    ND
    Ind

    Champ
    ND
     
  18. PB04

    PB04 New Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    - FIRST ROUND -
    FIU
    UNC
    USF
    C of Charleston
    Memphis
    Duke
    Portland
    American
    Seton Hall
    Northwestern
    Dartmouth
    Loyola Marymount
    Cal
    Mich St
    UConn
    Michigan

    - SECOND ROUND -
    Wake
    UNC
    UCSB
    UNC-G
    Notre Dame
    ODU
    New Mexico
    Virginia
    Maryland
    Northwestern
    St John’s
    UCLA
    Cal
    Penn St
    UConn
    Indiana

    - THIRD ROUND -
    Wake
    UCSB
    Notre Dame
    Virginia
    Maryland
    UCLA
    Cal
    Indiana

    - SEMIFINALS -
    UCSB
    Virginia
    Maryland
    Indiana

    - FINALS -
    Virginia
    Indiana

    - CHAMPION -
    Indiana
     
  19. due time

    due time Member+

    Mar 1, 1999
    Santa Clara
    Yes, they've been relegated to Div II. :D







    Just kidding Tom...
     
  20. due time

    due time Member+

    Mar 1, 1999
    Santa Clara
    This ballot's got hanging chads.


    Need a complete prediction to participate.
     
  21. due time

    due time Member+

    Mar 1, 1999
    Santa Clara
    Two good reason's for keeping the old scoring system:
    1) It's always been this way as long as anyone can remember. No compelling reason to change.

    2) Are your powers of prognostication better if you correctly predict the MOST IMPORTANT item - the winner - or, a larger number of victories overall? I'm going with the winner.

    PS. You're always welcome to add up everyone's points with your scoring system and proclaim an 'unofficial' winner.
     
  22. FAN0011

    FAN0011 New Member

    Jan 9, 2003
    Region1
    -FIRST ROUND -
    FIU
    UNC
    Wis M
    C of Charleston
    Ohio
    Duke
    Wash.
    American
    Seton Hall
    Northwestern
    Dartmouth
    Cal State N
    SC
    Mich St
    UConn
    Michigan

    - SECOND ROUND -
    Wake
    UNC
    UCSB
    UNC-G
    Notre Dame
    ODU
    New Mexico
    Virginia
    Seton Hall
    Creighton
    St John’s
    UCLA
    SMU
    Penn St
    UConn
    Indiana

    - THIRD ROUND -
    Wake
    UCSB
    Notre Dame
    Virginia
    Creighton
    UCLA
    SMU
    Indiana

    - SEMIFINALS -
    Wake
    Virginia
    UCLA
    Indiana

    - FINALS -
    Virginia
    Indiana

    - CHAMPION -
    Virginia
     
  23. JohnW

    JohnW Member

    Apr 27, 2001
    St. Paul
    First round:
    FIU
    North Carolina
    UW-Mil
    C of Carol.
    Ohio St
    Coastal Carol.
    Washington
    American
    Seton Hall
    Northwestern
    Dartmouth
    Cal St. North
    California
    Mich St.
    UConn
    Michigan

    Second round:
    Wake Forest
    North Carolina
    UC Santa B
    UNC Greensboro
    Notre Dame
    Coastal Carol.
    N.Mex.
    UVA
    Maryland
    Northwestern
    St. John's
    UCLA
    SMU
    Penn St.
    UConn
    Indiana

    Third round:
    Wake Forest
    UC Santa B
    Notre Dame
    UVA
    Maryland
    UCLA
    Penn St.
    Indiana

    Fourth round:
    UC Santa B
    Notre Dame
    Maryland
    Penn State

    Fifth round:
    Notre Dame
    Maryland

    Champion:
    Maryland
     
  24. Carolina

    Carolina Member

    Dec 6, 2000
    CONCACAF
    First Round
    FIU
    UNC
    San Fran
    S. Carolina
    Memphis
    Duke
    Wash
    American
    S. Hall
    N'western
    Dartmouth
    L. Marymount
    S. Clara
    Tulsa
    Conn
    Akron

    Second Round
    Wake
    VCU
    UCSB
    UNC-G
    N. Dame
    Old Dom
    Wash
    UVA
    Maryland
    Creighton
    St Johns
    UCLA
    S. Clara
    Penn St
    Boston C
    Indiana

    Third Round
    Wake
    UCSB
    N. Dame
    UVA
    Maryland
    UCLA
    Penn State
    Indiana

    Quarters
    Wake
    N.Dame
    Maryland
    Penn State

    Semis
    Wake
    Maryland

    Final
    Wake
     
  25. thisisstupid

    thisisstupid Member

    Oct 31, 2003
    Jilted Nittany Lion and Notre Dame Fan so here goes.....:

    First Round Winners:
    FIU
    UNC
    UWM
    USC
    Memphis
    Coastal
    Washington
    American
    Seton Hall
    Northwestern
    Dartmouth
    LMU
    Cal
    Tulsa
    UConn
    Akron

    Second Round Winners:
    Wake
    UNC
    UCSB
    USC
    Notre Dame
    ODU
    Washington
    UVA
    Maryland
    Creighton
    St. John's
    UCLA
    Cal
    PSU
    UConn
    IU

    Round of 16 winners:
    Wake
    UCSB
    Notre Dame
    Virginia
    Creighton
    St. John's
    PSU
    IU

    Final 8 winners:
    Wake
    Notre Dame
    Creighton
    PSU

    Final 4 winners:
    Notre Dame
    PSU

    Final winner:
    PSU
     

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