Prediction Contest: 2022 NCAA Tournament

Discussion in 'Women's College' started by cpthomas, Nov 1, 2022.

  1. TKO1

    TKO1 New Member

    Manchester City
    United States
    Apr 2, 2020
    Fla St
    LSU
    Georgetown
    Pitt

    Arkansas
    Bucknell
    Miss St
    St. Louis

    UNC
    Georgia
    BYU
    Stanford

    Michigan st
    TCU
    Santa Clara
    Notre Dame

    Alabama
    Arizona St
    Rutgers
    So. Cal.

    South Carolina
    Harvard
    Texas
    Duke

    Quinnipiac
    West Virginia
    Xavier
    UVA

    Northwestern
    Clemson
    UCF
    UCLA

    ***********************
    Fla State
    Pitt
    Arkansas
    St. Louis

    UNC
    BYU
    Michigan st
    Notre Dame

    Alabama
    So. Cal.
    Harvard
    Duke

    Quinnipiac
    UVA
    Clemson
    UCLA

    ***********************
    Fla. State
    St. Louis

    UNC
    Michigan st

    So. Cal.
    Duke

    UVA
    UCLA

    *************************
    ST. Louis
    UNC
    So, Cal.
    UCLA

    *************************’
    UNC
    UCLA

    **************************’’
    UNC
     
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  2. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #27 cpthomas, Nov 9, 2022
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2022
    Quick note about contest deadline: The Clemson v Vanderbilt game, currently first to start, starts at 3:00 pm (not noon) on the East Coast, so that is the deadline for entries. There may be some time changes due to weather. If I see any starting earlier than 3:00 pm EST, I will post here.

    PS - We are up to 18 human entries, and it only is Wednesday.
     
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  3. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    It always bugs me and I've never asked, but why don't we name the regions? Is it because the NCAA didn't want to dilute March Madness, Sweet 16 and East Region as component brand names of the men's basketball championships?
     
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  4. Soccerguy1022

    Soccerguy1022 Member

    Manchester City
    United States
    Nov 28, 2018
    Florida State
    LSU

    Georgetown
    Pittsburgh

    ArkansasU
    OhioState

    MississippiState
    StLouis

    NorthCarolinaU
    GeorgiaU

    BYU
    Stanford

    MichiganState
    TCU

    CaliforniaU
    NotreDame

    AlabamaU
    ArizonaState


    Rutgers
    SouthernCalifornia

    SouthCarolinaU
    Harvard

    TexasU
    Duke

    PennState
    WestVirginiaU

    TennesseeU
    VirginiaU

    NorthwesternU
    Vanderbilt

    UCF
    UCLA

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Florida State
    Georgetown

    ArkansasU
    StLouis

    NorthCarolinaU
    BYU

    MichiganState
    CaliforniaU

    AlabamaU
    SouthernCalifornia

    SouthCarolinaU
    Duke

    PennState
    VirginiaU

    NorthwesternU
    UCLA

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Florida State
    ArkansasU

    NorthCarolinaU
    MichiganState


    AlabamaU
    Duke

    PennState
    UCLA

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Florida State
    NorthCarolinaU

    Duke
    UCLA

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Florida State
    UCLA

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    UCLA
     
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  5. L'orange

    L'orange Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Jul 20, 2017
    So, at least in one region, we've got a 2nd-round game next Friday--followed by a 3rd-round game on Sunday How is it it fair--or logically--to give teams one day of rest between the 2nd and 3rd round? Why wouldn't you play the 2nd-round games on Thursday? Even worse, a lower-seeded team could travel to an away site for a 2nd-round game--then travel again---on its supposed rest day!--to an away 3rd-round site. That is completely unfair.
     
  6. Wildcatter

    Wildcatter Member

    Sep 9, 2018
    The 2nd and 3rd round will be at the same site for a team. 4 teams will go to one site (whoever is the highest seed) hosts all 4 teams.
     
  7. PlaySimple

    PlaySimple Member

    Sep 22, 2016
    Chicagoland
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    I’ve often wondered the same thing. As a matter of fact, when I made that post, I looked at a bracket to see a region name and when I didn’t see one, I wrote “lower left.”
     
  8. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Perhaps a reason for not using the region designation is that after the first round the sites technically are not pre-set, whereas I believe they are in basketball. The second-third round games are played at the site of the best seeded team still standing in the particular group of four so that it depends on whether the best seeded team (of the initial group of 8) wins in the first round to see if that is where the second and third round games will be played. The same process applies to the quarterfinals. Other than the assigned first round sites, only the semis and finals are certain to be at a pre-determined site. It is rare for the sites not to simply follow the seeds, but it does happen occasionally because of upsets.

    Sometimes, I have heard of the bracket quadrants referred to by the names of the #1 seeds in the quadrants.
     
  9. discounttrucktires

    discounttrucktires New Member

    Tophat
    Peru
    Mar 11, 2020
    FloridaState
    LSU
    Hofstra
    Pittsburgh

    ArkansasU
    OhioState
    MississippiState
    StLouis

    NorthCarolinaU
    GeorgiaU
    BYU
    Stanford

    MichiganState
    TCU
    SantaClara
    NotreDame

    AlabamaU
    PortlandU
    Rutgers
    SouthernCalifornia

    SouthCarolinaU
    Harvard
    TexasA&M
    Duke

    PennState
    WestVirginiaU
    Xavier
    VirginiaU

    NorthwesternU
    Clemson
    NCState
    UCLA
     
  10. TWSWBC

    TWSWBC New Member

    Jan 12, 2015
    FloridaState

    FloridaGulfCoast


    Lamar

    LSU


    Georgetown

    Hofstra


    Buffalo

    Pittsburgh


    ArkansasU

    MissouriState


    Bucknell

    OhioState


    MississippiState

    NewMexicoState


    Memphis

    StLouis


    NorthCarolinaU

    OldDominion


    Samford

    GeorgiaU


    BYU

    UtahValley


    SanJoseState

    Stanford


    MichiganState

    Milwaukee


    UTSA

    TCU


    SantaClara

    CaliforniaU


    UNOmaha

    NotreDame


    AlabamaU

    JacksonState


    ArizonaState

    PortlandU


    Rutgers

    Brown


    UCIrvine

    SouthernCalifornia


    SouthCarolinaU

    WakeForest


    NewHampshireU

    Harvard


    TexasU

    TexasA&M


    Radford

    Duke


    PennState

    Quinnipiac


    VirginiaTech

    WestVirginiaU


    TennesseeU

    Xavier


    FairleighDickinson

    VirginiaU


    NorthwesternU

    SIUEdwardsville


    Vanderbilt

    Clemson


    NCState

    UCF


    NorthernArizona

    UCLA

    *****

    FSU

    LSU


    Georgetown

    Pitt


    Arkansas

    Ohio State


    Mississippi State

    Saint Louis


    North Carolina

    Georgia


    BYU

    Stanford


    Michigan State

    TCU


    Santa Clara

    Norte Dame


    Alabama

    Portland


    Brown

    Southern Cal


    South Carolina

    Harvard


    Texas A&M

    Duke


    Penn State

    Virginia Tech


    Tennessee

    Virginia


    Northwestern

    Vanderbilt


    UCF

    UCLA


    ******

    FSU

    PITT


    Ohio State

    Mississippi State


    UNC

    Stanford


    Michigan State

    Notre Dame


    Alabama

    Southern Cal


    South Carolina

    Duke


    Penn State

    Virginia


    Northwestern

    UCLA


    ******

    FSU

    Ohio State


    Stanford

    Notre Dame


    Southern Cal

    South Carolina


    Virginia

    UCLA


    ******

    FSU

    Notre Dame


    South Carolina

    UCLA


    *****

    FSU

    South Carolina


    ****

    South Carolina
     
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  11. discounttrucktires

    discounttrucktires New Member

    Tophat
    Peru
    Mar 11, 2020
    Yikes, I accidentally hit post too soon & then it was too late to edit once I went back to it. Entry below!


    FloridaState
    LSU
    Hofstra
    Pittsburgh

    ArkansasU
    OhioState
    MississippiState
    StLouis

    NorthCarolinaU
    GeorgiaU
    BYU
    Stanford

    MichiganState
    TCU
    SantaClara
    NotreDame

    AlabamaU
    PortlandU
    Rutgers
    SouthernCalifornia

    SouthCarolinaU
    Harvard
    TexasA&M
    Duke

    PennState
    WestVirginiaU
    Xavier
    VirginiaU

    NorthwesternU
    Clemson
    NCState
    UCLA

    **********

    FloridaState
    Hofstra
    ArkansasU
    StLouis

    NorthCarolinaU
    BYU
    MichiganState
    NotreDame

    AlabamaU
    SouthernCalifornia
    Harvard
    Duke

    PennState
    VirginiaU
    Clemson
    UCLA

    **********

    FloridaState
    StLouis

    BYU
    NotreDame

    SouthernCalifornia
    Duke

    VirginiaU
    UCLA

    **********

    FloridaState
    NotreDame

    Duke
    UCLA

    **********

    NotreDame
    UCLA

    **********

    NotreDame

    **********
     
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  12. Soccerhunter

    Soccerhunter Member+

    Sep 12, 2009
    #37 Soccerhunter, Nov 10, 2022
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2022
    Soccerhunter

    Well, once again, I don't feel ready for the battle to be absolutely dispassionate and post all of the winners based on data and logic -- or instead to remain a 40 year loyal fan and pick my favorite team to somehow rise to the occasion and play their best for 6 games and pull it out. (And, hey, I have no problems at all through the first three rounds, but then it gets real sticky...) Probably only the FSU (and possibly the UCLA) fans don't have this nagging inner battle. Enjoy!

    FSU
    LSU
    Georgetown
    Pitt
    Arkanas
    Ohio St
    Miss St
    St louis
    UNC
    Georgia
    BYU
    Stanford
    Mich St
    TCU
    Santa Clara
    ND
    Alabama
    Portland
    Rutgers
    USC
    S Carolina
    Harvard
    Texas
    Duke
    PSU
    VT
    Tenn
    VA
    Northwestern
    Clemson
    UCF
    UCLA

    FSU
    Pitt
    Arkansas
    St Louis
    UNC
    Stanford
    Mich St
    ND
    Alabama
    USC
    S Carolina
    Duke
    PSU
    VA
    Clemson
    UCLA

    FSU
    St Louis
    UNC
    ND
    Alabama
    Duke
    VA
    UCLA

    FSU
    UNC
    Duke
    UCLA

    UNC
    UCLA

    UNC
     
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  13. NilamCA

    NilamCA Member

    Jul 4, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good luck to all. Have not been paying as much attention to the college game this season so I'm going with the team I picked at the beginning of the season to win it all.

    FSU
    LSU
    Georgetown
    Buffalo
    Arkansas
    Ohio State
    Mississippi State
    St. Louis
    North Carolina
    Georgia
    BYU
    Stanford
    Michigan State
    TCU
    Santa Clara
    Notre Dame
    Alabama
    Portland
    Rutgers
    USC
    South Carolina
    Harvard
    Texas
    Duke
    Penn St
    West Virginia
    Tennessee
    Virginia
    Northwestern
    Clemson
    UCF
    UCLA

    *************************************************************

    FSU
    Georgetown
    Ohio State
    St. Louis
    North Carolina
    Stanford
    TCU
    Santa Clara
    Alabama
    Rutgers
    South Carolina
    Texas
    Penn St
    Virginia
    Clemson
    UCLA

    **************************************************************

    FSU
    St. Louis
    North Carolina
    TCU
    Alabama
    South Carolina
    Virginia
    UCLA

    ***************************************************************

    Alabama
    Virginia
    FSU
    North Carolina

    **************************************************************

    FSU
    Virginia

    *************************************************************
    Virginia
     
  14. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I approve of this ballot.
     
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  15. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    ANGEL CITY FC, UCLA BRUINS
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sorry for the late submission, I haven't seen any games today if they started 12PM eastern time I promise!

    Florida State
    LSU
    Georgetown
    Pittsburgh
    Arkansas
    Ohio State
    Mississippi State
    St. Louis
    North Carolina
    Georgia
    BYU
    Stanford
    Michigan State
    TCU
    Santa Clara
    Notre Dame
    Alabama
    Arizona State
    Rutgers
    Southern California
    South Carolina
    Harvard
    Texas
    Duke
    Penn State
    West Virginia
    Tennessee
    Virginia
    Northwestern
    Clemson
    NC State
    UCLA

    Florida State
    Georgetown
    Arkansas
    St. Louis
    North Carolina
    Stanford
    Michigan State
    Santa Clara
    Arizona State
    Southern California
    South Carolina
    Duke
    Penn State
    Virginia
    Northwestern
    UCLA

    Florida State
    Arkansas
    Stanford
    Santa Clara
    Southern California
    Duke
    Penn State
    UCLA

    Florida State
    Stanford
    Southern California
    UCLA

    Stanford
    UCLA

    UCLA
     
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  16. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Not sure why, but I would have bet you had some sort of a system. :coffee:

    :laugh:
     
  17. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No problem, you are in.
     
  18. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here are the scores after Friday’s 15 first round games:

    upload_2022-11-11_23-39-16.png
     
  19. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Right now, we are 21 games in and already with 4 upsets, based on the Committee seeding. That is more upsets than the win-loss probabilities indicated for the entire first round.
     
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  20. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here are the scores and standings following the first round Saturday games, with 3 first round games yet to be played on tomorrow (Sunday):

    upload_2022-11-12_22-11-4.png
     
  21. nwnittany49

    nwnittany49 New Member

    Portland Timbers
    United States
    May 9, 2021
    Clark County, Washington, United States of America
    I am s@#$&* I picked USC to go to the final. Also I am glad that Portland won, even though I picked ASU.
     
  22. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    ANGEL CITY FC, UCLA BRUINS
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Us Bruins know how it feels getting upset by UC Irvine in the first round. It completely screwed up my predictions last year going forward. Even this year after USC put in a perfect performance beating UCLA last week, I thought for sure they would go far in the tournament.
     
  23. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here are the standings at the end of Round 1. Justdoit is alone in first place. Looking at the prediction contest history, I note that justdoit has competed in the past and has not been a winner but usually has done pretty well.

    upload_2022-11-13_12-21-8.png
     
  24. Bosco

    Bosco Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    I’m also starting to think I was mistaken in picking Southern Cal to make the College Cup.
     
  25. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here the standings after completion of the games today at North Carolina. Some correctly picked BYU over Notre Dame and it shows in the standings:

    upload_2022-11-17_17-39-1.png
     

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