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Title: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: blooter442 on November 05, 2018, 03:21:49 pm
Thought it might be time for more bracket fun. Instead of all the nutso World Cup rules that I included to tabulate for teams, I figured it might be good to use the same rules that lastguy had for the 2015 bracket.

ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)
Chicago, Tufts, Carleton, Stevens, Trinity (TX), Amherst, Mary Hardin-Baylor, St. Joseph's (ME), Luther, Conn. College, Dominican (IL), Springfield, St. Thomas, Montclair State, Augsburg, Haverford, Case Western, Messiah, Capital, Johns Hopkins, Kenyon, SUNY Cortland, Carnegie Mellon, Williams, Calvin, Rochester (NY), Carthage, St. Lawrence, John Carroll, F&M, Lycoming, Eastern

ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Tufts, Trinity (TX), St. Joseph's (ME), Luther, Conn. College, St. Thomas, Montclair State, Case Western, Messiah, Kenyon, Williams, Calvin, Rochester (NY), F&M, Lycoming

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Tufts, St. Thomas, Montclair State, Kenyon, Messiah, Calvin, Rochester

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Calvin, Tufts, Messiah

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)
Tufts over Chicago

Goals scored in Final:  3

Tie-Breaker 1:  Overall correct number of picks
Tie-Breaker 2:  Total goals scored in final   
Tie-Breaker 3:  Correct Champion picked

Notes:
- Very much shooting from the hip, here.
- I am not bullish on Tufts — I don't think they are as talented as in recent years offensively (2014) or defensively (2016 and 2017) — but the Jumbos have chugged along with incredible effectiveness. They can win games in a number of ways and but for a bad bounce against Brandeis last year could well have been in the Final 4 and celebrating their third title in four years. They are just good at getting results. That being said, I don't think they have faced a barrage of offensive talent in the form of a Chicago/Messiah/Calvin in the NESCAC this year, so perhaps the defense may be prone to bending or breaking in ways we haven't seen thus far. It is also possible that they'll run into another team which defeats them on PKs, and the Jumbos have been through a number of shootouts in the last two years, so there is ample PK intelligence to be gained. However, as I said to someone last week, "I just don't see who will beat them."
- It may be homerish, but I fully think SJC can get out of the Sweet 16. I think they have every ability to get past Middlebury, and, while Amherst (the likely 2nd Round opponent) has been known to be hard to beat in these one-and-done scenarios, I think the Monks are better defensively and opportunistic going forward.
- Messiah has a tough, tough pod with JHU. Wouldn't be surprised at all to see JHU spring an upset.
- Likewise, I could see Kenyon springing the upset over Calvin, but I think the Knights will get out of the quadrant. A Chicago-Calvin semifinal would be great theater (and in the right round this year, IMHO).
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Mr.Right on November 05, 2018, 08:39:34 pm
Way to go out on a limb Bloots with those Elite 8 picks LOL....J/K......I will pick mine tomorrow.
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Shooter McGavin on November 05, 2018, 09:28:02 pm
Way to go out on a limb Bloots with those Elite 8 picks LOL....J/K......I will pick mine tomorrow.

Will pick mine in the morning as well. Need a full night of sleep to ponder my thoughts ???
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Shooter McGavin on November 06, 2018, 01:02:05 pm
ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)
Chicago, Carleton, Trinity, Southwestern, Luther, Adolphus, St. Thomas, UW-Superior, Case, Capital, Kenyon, CMU, Calvin, UW-Platteville, John Carroll, Lyco, Tufts, Stevens, Amherst, St. Joe's, Conn, Springfield, Montclair, NYU, Messiah, Hopkins, Cortland, Williams, UR, SLU, F&M, Mary Wash

ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Trinity, Luther, St. Thomas, Case, Kenyon, Calvin, Lyco, Tufts, St. Joe's, Springfield, Montclair, Messiah, Williams, UR, Mary Wash

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)
Trinity, St. Thomas, Kenyon, Lyco, Tufts, Montclair, Williams, UR

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)
Trinity, Kenyon, Tufts, UR

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)
Tufts over Kenyon

Goals scored in Final:  3
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Mid-Atlantic Fan on November 06, 2018, 02:44:21 pm
ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)
Chicago, Carleton, Trinity, MHB, Luther, Adolphus, St. Thomas, Augsburg, Case, Westminster, Kenyon, CMU, Calvin, Carthage, John Carroll, Lyco, Tufts, Stevens, Amherst, St. Joe's, Conn, Ramapo, Montclair, Fords, Messiah, W&L, Cortland, Etown, UR, Brockport, Western Conn, Eastern

ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Trinity, Adolphus, Augsburg, Case, CMU, Calvin, Lyco, Tufts, Amherst, Conn, Fords, Messiah, Etown, UR, Eastern

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Adolphus, CMU, Calvin, Amherst, Fords, Messiah, UR

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)

Chicago, Calvin, Amherst, Messiah

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)
Calvin over Messiah

Goals scored in Final:  5 (3-2)
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Mr.Right on November 07, 2018, 09:02:36 pm
ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)

Chicago, Tufts, Transylvania, Stevens, Trinity (TX), Amherst, Southwestern, Middlebury, Luther, Conn. College, GAC, Ramapo, St. Thomas, Colby, UW-Superior, NYU, Case Western, Messiah, Capital, Johns Hopkins, Kenyon, SUNY Cortland, Carnegie Mellon, Williams, Calvin, Rochester (NY), UW-Platteville, St. Lawrence, John Carroll, WCONN, Lycoming, Mary Washington

ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)

Chicago, Tufts, Southwestern, Middlebury, Luther, Conn. College, UW-Superior, NYU, Capital, Messiah, Carnegie Mellon, Williams, Calvin, St.Lawrence, WCONN, Lycoming

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)

Chicago, Middlebury, Luther, Conn College, Caregie Mellon, Messiah, Calvin, St.Lawrence

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)

Chicago, Conn College, Calvin, Messiah

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)

Calvin over Messiah

Goals scored in Final:  1


Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: lastguyoffthebench on November 08, 2018, 12:26:20 pm
ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)
Chicago, Carleton, Trinity, MHB, Luther, Dominican, St. Thomas, Augsburg, CWRU, Capital, Kenyon, Centre, Calvin, Carthage, John Carroll, Lyco, Tufts, Stevens, Amherst, Midd, Conn, Springfield, Montclair, NYU, Messiah, Hopkins, Cortland, Williams, UR, SLU, F&M, Eastern

ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Trinity, Luther, St. Thomas, CWRU, Kenyon, Calvin, JC, Tufts, Midd, Conn, Montclair, Messiah, Cortland, SLU, Eastern

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)
Chicago, St. Thomas, Kenyon, Calvin, Tufts, Montclair, Messiah, SLU

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Calvin, Tufts, Messiah

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)
Chicago over Messiah

Goals scored in Final:  5
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: EB2319 on November 08, 2018, 01:52:09 pm
ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)
Chicago, Carleton, Trinity, MHB, Luther, Adolphus, St. Thomas, UW-Superior, Case, Capital, Kenyon, CMU, Calvin, UW-Platteville, John Carroll, Penn State, Tufts, Stevens, Amherst, St. Joe's, Conn, Springfield, Montclair, Haverford, Messiah, Hopkins, Cortland, Williams, UR, SLU, F&M, Mary Wash

ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Trinity, Luther, St. Thomas, Case, Kenyon, Calvin, John Carroll, Tufts, St. Joe's, Conn, Montclair, Messiah, Cortland, UR, Mary Wash

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)
Trinity, Luther, Kenyon, Calvin, Tufts, Conn, Messiah, Mary Wash

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)
Trinity, Calvin, Tufts, Messiah

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)
Calvin over Messiah

Goals scored in Final:  2 2-0
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Letthekidsplay59 on November 08, 2018, 02:51:49 pm
Try this out for size:

ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)
Chicago, Carleton, Trinity, Southwestern, Luther, Gustavus, St. Thom, WI-Superior, CWRU, Capital, Kenyon, CU, Calvin, Carthage, JCU, Lycoming, Tufts, Stevens, Amherst, Middlebury, Connecticut College, Ramapo, Montclair, NYU, Messiah, JHU, Suny-C, Williams, Rochester, St. Lawrence, F&M, Eastern

ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Trinity, Luther, St. Thom, CWRU, CMU, Calvin, JCU, Tufts, Amherst, Connecticut College, NYU, Messiah, Williams, Rochester, F&M

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Luther, CMU, Calvin, Amherst, NYU, Messiah, Rochester

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Calvin, Amherst, Messiah

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)
Chicago (Champion), Messiah

Goals scored in Final:  5
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Soccer is a sport on November 08, 2018, 03:54:49 pm
ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)
Chicago, Carelton, Trinity, Mary Hardin Baylor, Luther, Gust. Adolphus, STU, Wis. Superior, CWRU, Capital, Kenyon, CMU, Calvin, Wis. Platteville, John Carroll, Lycoming, Tufts, Stevens, Amherst, Middlebury, Conn C, Springfield, MSU, NYU, Messiah, JHU, Cortland, Williams, Rochester, SLU, F&M, Mary Washington

ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Trinity, Luther, STU, Capital, Kenyon, Calvin, Lycoming, Tufts, Amherst, Conn C, MSU, Messiah, Cortland, Rochester, F&M

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)
Trinity, STU, Kenyon, Calvin, Tufts, MSU, Messiah, F&M

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)
Trinity, Kenyon, Tufts, Messiah

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)
Kenyon over Tufts

Goals scored in Final:  4
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: golordsiamlord on November 08, 2018, 04:40:04 pm
ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)
Chicago, Carleton, Trinity, MHB, Luther, Dominican, St. Thomas, Wis. Superior, CWRU, Capital, Kenyon, Centre, Calvin, Wis. Platteville, John Carrol, Penn St.-Behrand, Tufts, Stevens, Amherst, St. Joe's, Connecticut College, Ramapo, Montclair St, NYU, Messiah, Johns Hopkins, Cortland St, Elizabeth, Rochester, St. Lawrence, F&M, Eastern

ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Trinity, Luther, Wis Superior, CWRU, Kenyon, Calvin, John Carroll, Tufts, Amherst, Ramapo, Montclair St, Messiah, Cortland St, Rochester, F&M

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Wis Superior, Kenyon, John Carroll, Tufts, Montclair St, Mesiah, F&M

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Kenyon, Tufts, Messiah

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)
Kenyon over Tufts

Goals scored in Final:  1
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: pelinho5 on November 08, 2018, 06:55:11 pm
This is for SURE a winner! 8-)

ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)
Uchicago, Tufts, Carleton, Stevens, Trinity, Amherst, MHB, St. Joes, Luther, Conn. College, Dominican, Springfield, St. Thomas, Montclair State, Augsburg, Haverford, CSU, Messiah, Capital, JHU, Kenyon, SUNY Cortland, CMU, Williams, Calvin, Rochester, Carthage, St. Lawrence, John Carroll, F&M, Lycoming, Eastern

ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)
Uchicago, Tufts, Trinity, St. Joes, Luther, Conn. College, St. Thomas, Montclair State, CSU, Messiah, Kenyon, Williams, Calvin, Rochester, F&M, Lycoming

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)
Uchicag, Tufts, St. Thomas, Montclair State, Kenyon, Messiah, Calvin, Rochester

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)
Uchicago, Calvin, Tufts, Messiah

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)
Tufts over Uchicago

Goals scored in Final:  3
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: PaulNewman on November 08, 2018, 07:01:17 pm
Soccerissport and golordsman, easy there Lords brethren, we'll take a title any way we can get it....hoping for Tufts to be the losing Finals opponent is just a little too greedy.
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Buck O. on November 08, 2018, 07:55:55 pm
ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)
Chicago, Carleton, Trinity, MHB, Luther, GAC, St. Thomas, UW-Superior
Case, Capital, Kenyon, CMU, Calvin, Carthage, John Carroll, Lyco
Tufts, Stevens, Amherst, St. Joe's, Conn Coll., Ramapo, Montclair St., Fords
Messiah, Hopkins, Cortland, E’town, UR, SLU, F&M, Eastern

ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Trinity, Luther, St. Thomas
Case, CMU, Calvin, Lyco
Tufts, St. Joe's, Conn Coll., Fords
Messiah, Cortland, UR, F&M

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Luther, CMU, Calvin, Tufts, Fords, Messiah, UR

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)
Chicago, CMU, Fords, Messiah

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)
Chicago over Messiah

Goals scored in Final:  3
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: TyWebb on November 08, 2018, 08:01:23 pm
Hmmm...???

ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)
Carleton,Trinity-TX,MHB,Luther,Gust.Aldophus,St.Thomas,Augsberg,CWR,Capital,Kenyon,CMU,Calvin,Carthage,John Carroll,Lycoming,Stevens,Amhurst,St.Joe's,Conn Coll, Springfield,MSU,Fords,Messiah,JHU,Cortland,Williams,Rochester,SLU,F&M,Eastern

ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)
Chicago,Trinity-TX,Luther,St.Thomas,CWR,Kenyon,Calvin,Lycoming,Tufts,St.Joes,Conn Coll,Fords,Messiah,Cortland,SLU,F&M

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)
Trinity-TX,Luther,Kenyon,Calvin,Tufts,Fords,Messiah,F&M

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)
Trinity-TX,Calvin,Fords,Messiah

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)
Messiah over Calvin
Goals scored in Final:  3


Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: blooter442 on November 08, 2018, 08:06:24 pm
LOL pelinho did you copy my bracket? I am pretty sure we have identical selections from the 1st Round to the Final and the # of goals.
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Buck O. on November 08, 2018, 08:12:48 pm
LOL pelinho did you copy my bracket? I am pretty sure we have identical selections from the 1st Round to the Final and the # of goals.

That's why he said it was "for sure a winner."
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: blooter442 on November 08, 2018, 08:16:19 pm
That's why he said it was "for sure a winner."

Heh well that might be a bit much to assume!
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: pelinho5 on November 08, 2018, 08:58:08 pm
LOL pelinho did you copy my bracket? I am pretty sure we have identical selections from the 1st Round to the Final and the # of goals.

Honestly, that is absolutely wild! I filled out my paper bracket on Tuesday after the selection show. May the best man win!
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Letthekidsplay59 on November 08, 2018, 08:59:48 pm
LOL pelinho did you copy my bracket? I am pretty sure we have identical selections from the 1st Round to the Final and the # of goals.

Honestly, that is absolutely wild! I filled out my paper bracket on Tuesday after the selection show. May the best man win!

I call BS on this. Also, will we be getting updated bracket rankings after each round @blooter442
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: blooter442 on November 08, 2018, 09:40:12 pm
Honestly, that is absolutely wild! I filled out my paper bracket on Tuesday after the selection show. May the best man win!

Haha, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.

I call BS on this. Also, will we be getting updated bracket rankings after each round @blooter442

Sure, why not. Actually, each round might be a bit much, so we can say three: post-Round of 32, Elite 8, and Final.
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: blooter442 on November 09, 2018, 09:09:48 am
Given that the two groups of selections and the tiebreakers would still yield a tied result, I'm introducing Tie-Breaker 4 (particularly for Pelinho and myself): Tournament top scorer

I'm going West.
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: swibbles on November 09, 2018, 09:26:05 am
ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)
Chicago, Carleton, Trinity, MHB, Luther, Gus-Ad, PLU, Augs, CWRU, Westminster, Kenyon, Carnegie, Calvin, Carthage, John Carrol, Lycoming, Tufts, Gordon, Amherst, St. Joe's, Connecticut College, Ramapo, Montclair St, Haverford, Messiah, W + L, Cortland, Williams, Rochester, Brockport, F + M, Eastern

ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Trinity, Luther, Augs, CWRU, Carnegie, Calvin, Lycoming, Tufts, Amherst, Connecticut College, Montclair St, Messiah, Cortland, Rochester, Eastern

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Luther, Carnegie, Calvin, Tufts, Connecticut College, Messiah, Rochester

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Calvin, Tufts, Messiah

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)
Chicago over Messiah

Goals scored in Final:  2
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: OldCardinal on November 09, 2018, 09:29:51 am
Here goes!!I'll give it a shot.

ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)
Chicago, Carlton, Trinity (TX), Mary Hardin-Baylor, Luther, Gustavus,  St. Thomas, Wisc-Superior, Case Western, Capital, Kenyon, Center,  Calvin, Wisc-Play, John Carroll, Lycoming,  Tufts, Gordon, Amherst, St. Joseph's (ME), Conn. College, Springfield, Montclair State,
Haverford,  Messiah, Johns Hopkins, SUNY Cortland, Williams, Rochester (NY),  St. Lawrence, F&M, Eastern
   
ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)
Chicago,Trinity (TX), Luther, Wisc-Superior, Case Western, Kenyon, Calvin, Lycoming, Tufts,  St. Joseph's (ME), Conn. College,  Montclair State, Messiah, Williams, Rochester (NY), Eastern

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Luther, Kenyon, Calvin, Tufts, Montclair State, Messiah, Eastern

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Kenyon, Tufts, Messiah

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)
Messiah over Chicago

Goals scored in Final:  3

Tie-Breaker 1:  Overall correct number of picks
Tie-Breaker 2:  Total goals scored in final   
Tie-Breaker 3:  Correct Champion picked

Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Golden_Fan on November 09, 2018, 10:22:59 am
Haven't posted in a bit but I'll give it a go.

ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)
Chicago, Tufts, Carleton, Stevens, Trinity (TX), Amherst, Mary Hardin-Baylor, St. Joseph's (ME), Luther, Thomas(ME), Dominican (IL), Springfield, St. Thomas, Montclair State, Wis.-Superior , Haverford, Case Western, Messiah, Capital, Johns Hopkins, Kenyon, SUNY Cortland, Carnegie Mellon, Williams, Calvin, Rochester (NY), Carthage, Brockport, John Carroll, F&M, Lycoming, Eastern

ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Tufts, Trinity (TX), St. Joseph's (ME), Luther, Springfield, St. Thomas, Montclair State, Case Western, Messiah, Kenyon, Cortland, Calvin, Brockport, F&M, Lycoming

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Tufts, St. Thomas, Montclair State, Case Western, Messiah, Calvin, Brockport

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Calvin, Tufts, Messiah

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)
Chicago over Messiah

Goals scored in Final:  4
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: D3Grad on November 09, 2018, 10:36:54 am
No Cinderella runs I see but I hope to be surprised. 

ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)
Chicago, Carleton, Trinity (TX), Mary Hardin-Baylor, Luther, Gustavus,  St. Thomas, UW-Superior, Case Western, Capital, Kenyon, CMU,  Calvin, UW-Platteville, John Carroll, Lycoming,  Tufts, Stevens, Amherst, St. Joseph's (ME), Conn. College, Springfield, Montclair State, Haverford,  Messiah, Johns Hopkins, SUNY Cortland, Williams, Rochester (NY),  St. Lawrence, F&M, Mary Washington
   
ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Trinity (TX), Luther St. Thomas, Case Western, Kenyon, Calvin, John Carroll, Tufts,  St. Joseph's (ME), Conn. College,  Haverford, Messiah, SUNY Cortland, Rochester (NY), F&M

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Luther, Kenyon, Calvin, Tufts, Conn. College, Messiah, Rochester (NY)

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Calvin, Tufts, Messiah

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)
Calvin over Messiah

Goals scored in Final:  3
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Saint of Old on November 09, 2018, 01:28:26 pm
32
Chicago, Carleton, Trinity, Southwestern, Luther, Dominican,St.Thomas,Augsburg,CWRU,Capitol,Kenyon,Centre,Calvin,Carthage,John Carrol,Lyco, Tufts,Stevens,Amherst,Middlebury,Conn,Ramapo,Montclair,Fords,Messiah,W+L,Cortland,Williams,Rochester,SLU,W. Conn, Eastern
16
Stevens,Middlebury,Conn,Fords,Messiah,Cortland,SLU,Eastern,Chicago,Trinity,Luther,Dt. Thomas,CWRU,Kenyon,Calvin,Lyco
8
Chicago,Luther,CWRU,Calvin, Stevens,Fords,Cortland, SLU
4
Chicago
Calvin
Stevens
SLU
Final
Chicago v. SLU
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: TwoLeftFeet on November 09, 2018, 01:53:46 pm
Don't know much about teams outside the geographic mid-atlantic area, but here goes ...

ROUND OF 32

Chicago, Carleton, Trinity, MHB, Luther, GustA, St. Thomas, Augsburg, CWRU, Capital, Kenyon, CMU, Calvin, Wis-Platt, John Carroll, Lycoming, Tufts, Stevens, Amherst, Middlebury, Conn, Ramapo, Montclair, NYU, Messiah, JHopkins, Cortland, Williams, Rochester, SLU, F&M, UMW

ROUND OF 16
Chicago, Trinity, Luther, St. Thomas, CWRU, Kenyon, Calvin, John Carroll, Tufts, Amherst, Conn, Montclair, Messiah, Cortland, SLU, F&M

ELITE 8
Chicago, St. Thomas, Kenyon, Calvin, Tufts, Montclair, Messiah, SLU

FINAL FOUR
Chicago, Calvin, Tufts, Messiah

FINAL
Calvin over Messiah

Goals scored in Final:  2


Obviously, I am not going out on much of a limb for my final four, but I like watching possession soccer and I would like to see a first time champion, hence my final picks.  I haven't seen Calvin play this year, but I like what I saw of them in the past couple years.
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: casualfan on November 09, 2018, 03:00:23 pm
ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)
Chicago, Carleton, Trinity, MHB, Luther, Dominican, Pacific Lutheran, Augsburg, CWRU, Capital, Kenyon, CMU, Calvin, UWP, Lycoming, Tufts, Stevens, Amherst, Middlebury, Conn, Springfield, Montclair St, NYU, Messiah, JHU, Cortland, Williams, Rochester, SLU, F&M, Mary Washington

ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Trinity, Dominican, Pacific Lutheran, CWRU, CMU, Calvin, Lycoming, Tufts, Amherst, Conn, Montclair St, Messiah, Cortland, SLU, F&M

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)
Trinity, Pacific Lutheran, CWRU, Calvin, Tufts, Montclair St, Messiah, F&M

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)
Trinity, Calvin, Tufts, Messiah

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)
Tufts over Calvin

Goals scored in Final:  1
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: pelinho5 on November 09, 2018, 06:50:07 pm
This is for SURE a winner! 8-)

ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)
Uchicago, Tufts, Carleton, Stevens, Trinity, Amherst, MHB, St. Joes, Luther, Conn. College, Dominican, Springfield, St. Thomas, Montclair State, Augsburg, Haverford, CSU, Messiah, Capital, JHU, Kenyon, SUNY Cortland, CMU, Williams, Calvin, Rochester, Carthage, St. Lawrence, John Carroll, F&M, Lycoming, Eastern

ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)
Uchicago, Tufts, Trinity, St. Joes, Luther, Conn. College, St. Thomas, Montclair State, CSU, Messiah, Kenyon, Williams, Calvin, Rochester, F&M, Lycoming

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)
Uchicag, Tufts, St. Thomas, Montclair State, Kenyon, Messiah, Calvin, Rochester

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)
Uchicago, Calvin, Tufts, Messiah

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)
Tufts over Uchicago

Goals scored in Final:  3

Lopez is my top scorer. L'Hôpital's rulerule will prevail.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27H%C3%B4pital%27s_rule

Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: watchers on the ball on November 09, 2018, 09:02:53 pm
I'll take the late entry penalty on Calvin and Platteville... :P

32 - Chi, Carleton, Trinity, MHB, Knox, Gus, Tommies, Aug, Case, Capital, Kenyon, CM, Calvin, Platteville, John Carroll, Lyco, Tufts, Stevens, Amherst, St. Joe's, Conn, Springfield, Montclair, NYU, Messiah, Hopkins, Cortland, Williams, Rochester, SLU, F&M, Eastern

16 - Chicago, Trinity, Knox, Tommies, Case, Kenyon, Calvin, Lyco, Tufts, St. Joe's, Conn, Montclair, Messiah, Cortland, SLU, Eastern

8 - Chicago, St. Thomas, Kenyon, Calvin, Tufts, Montclair, Messiah, SLU

4 - Chi, Kenyon, Tufts, Messiah

Chicago vs. Messiah
Messiah 1-0 (West)
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: D3soccerwatcher on November 10, 2018, 01:21:00 am
ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)
Chicago, Carleton, Trinity, M-H Baylor, Luther, Gust Adolphus, ST Thomas, Wis-Superior, CWRU, Capital, Kenyon, CMU, Calvin, Platteville, John Carroll, Penn St Behrend,
Tufts, Gordon, Amherst, St Joe, Conn, Ramapo, Colby, Haverford, Messiah, Hopkins, Cortland, E-Town, Rochester, SLU, F&M, Eastern

ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Trinity, Luther, Wis-Superior, CWRU, Kenyon, Calvin, John Carroll,
Tufts, St Joe, Con, Haverford, Messiah, Cortland, SLU, Eastern

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Wis-Superior, Kenyon, Calvin, Tufts, Haverford, Messiah, Eastern

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Calvin, Tufts, Messiah

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)
Messiah Over Calvin

Goals scored in Final:  3
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: EB2319 on November 12, 2018, 01:01:52 pm
I'm looking at:
24/30 in Round 1 = 24 pts (26 if you count Chicago and Tufts with byes)
13/16 in Round 2 = 26 pts (only blemishes were St. Joes, Connecticut, Mary Washington)
Total thus far = 50 points
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: blooter442 on November 12, 2018, 01:40:11 pm
Yes EB's got 50 pts. I did a quick look at mine and got 49. I'll try to get unofficial 1st/2nd Round totals for the rest before Friday.
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Mr.Right on November 12, 2018, 10:09:48 pm
Friday????     Why even do a bracket challenge....You know Bloots get back to us in March with the results or you could pull a Lastguy and take over all this responsibility and redo the EPL challenge with betting lines and everything and after the 3rd week it turned into a sh*t show..By the 4th week the whole thing dissipated.....OffPitch has to be the most reliable at this kind of stuff....+k Bloots for the effort even if you bit off more than you could chew.....
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: blooter442 on November 12, 2018, 10:19:19 pm
Friday????     Why even do a bracket challenge....You know Bloots get back to us in March with the results or you could pull a Lastguy and take over all this responsibility and redo the EPL challenge with betting lines and everything and after the 3rd week it turned into a sh*t show..By the 4th week the whole thing dissipated.....OffPitch has to be the most reliable at this kind of stuff....+k Bloots for the effort even if you bit off more than you could chew.....

Lol underpromise over deliver...I'll do them tomorrow.
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: EB2319 on November 13, 2018, 07:25:19 am
Lol underpromise over deliver...I'll do them tomorrow.

Screw that.  Everyone can do their own. It's not rocket surgery.  :-)
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: lastguyoffthebench on November 13, 2018, 10:40:55 am
Lastguy
48 pts
7 of 8 Elite 8 remain

d3soccerwatcher
45 pts (-1 for UW-Platteville, late entry).  No deduction for Calvin.
6 of 8 Elite 8 remain

watchers on the ball
46 pts (-1 for UW-Platteville, late entry).  No deduction for Calvin.
7 of 8 Elite 8 remain

Someone else pay it forward and calculate 2 others haha.
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: TyWebb on November 13, 2018, 11:10:18 am
I need clarification on my scoring. I did not include Chicago & Tufts on my round of 32 picks because they were not playing.
I did have them advancing in the round of 16, so I hope I can count them as correct for the round of 32. I just wanted full disclosure before I tally mine. Thanks!
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: TyWebb on November 13, 2018, 11:12:06 am
Hmmm...???

ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)
Carleton,Trinity-TX,MHB,Luther,Gust.Aldophus,St.Thomas,Augsberg,CWR,Capital,Kenyon,CMU,Calvin,Carthage,John Carroll,Lycoming,Stevens,Amhurst,St.Joe's,Conn Coll, Springfield,MSU,Fords,Messiah,JHU,Cortland,Williams,Rochester,SLU,F&M,Eastern

ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)
Chicago,Trinity-TX,Luther,St.Thomas,CWR,Kenyon,Calvin,Lycoming,Tufts,St.Joes,Conn Coll,Fords,Messiah,Cortland,SLU,F&M

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)
Trinity-TX,Luther,Kenyon,Calvin,Tufts,Fords,Messiah,F&M

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)
Trinity-TX,Calvin,Fords,Messiah

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)
Messiah over Calvin
Goals scored in Final:  3

I need clarification on my scoring. I did not include Chicago & Tufts on my round of 32 picks because they were not playing.
I did have them advancing in the round of 16, so I hope I can count them as correct for the round of 32. I just wanted full disclosure before I tally mine. Thanks!
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: blooter442 on November 13, 2018, 11:38:31 am
Alright, here's the preliminary totals to date (1st and 2nd Rounds):

Note that the only rankings that matter are the ones after the championship. ;) And in the Bloots vs. Pelinho tiebreaker, West currently leads 2-0.

Ty: I included Chicago and Tufts for you in your score. Everyone gets a free pass with those.

With that:

Lord 56
EB 50
Soccerisasport, 2LeftFeet 49
Golden, Lastguy 48
Bloots, Buck, Letthekidsplay, Pelinho 47
Cardinal, Happy Gilmore 46
Ball, D3soccerwatcher, Swibbles 45
MAF, Ty 44
Casual, Saint 41

and bringing up the rear, the one who wanted the tabulations done quickly... ;)

Mr.Right 35
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: TyWebb on November 13, 2018, 11:55:49 am
Bloots, Thanks for the credit on the bye teams and doing all the tallying on these.

Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Saint of Old on November 13, 2018, 12:51:25 pm
32
Chicago, Carleton, Trinity, Southwestern, Luther, Dominican,St.Thomas,Augsburg,CWRU,Capitol,Kenyon,Centre,Calvin,Carthage,John Carrol,Lyco, Tufts,Stevens,Amherst,Middlebury,Conn,Ramapo,Montclair,Fords,Messiah,W+L,Cortland,Williams,Rochester,SLU,W. Conn, Eastern
16
Stevens,Middlebury,Conn,Fords,Messiah,Cortland,SLU,Eastern,Chicago,Trinity,Luther,Dt. Thomas,CWRU,Kenyon,Calvin,Lyco
8
Chicago,Luther,CWRU,Calvin, Stevens,Fords,Cortland, SLU
4
Chicago
Calvin
Stevens
SLU
Final
Chicago v. SLU
Went with my heart!!!
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: D3Grad on November 13, 2018, 01:08:40 pm
I think I did my math right.  47 points. 
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: blooter442 on November 13, 2018, 01:10:55 pm
I think I did my math right.  47 points.

D'oh — no idea how you got left out — I was writing down all the tabulations on paper and using shorthand. Yes, 47 points.
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Buck O. on November 13, 2018, 08:41:52 pm
I think I did my math right.  47 points.

D'oh — no idea how you got left out — I was writing down all the tabulations on paper and using shorthand. Yes, 47 points.

All the cool kids have 47 points.
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: pelinho5 on November 16, 2018, 12:56:36 pm
I think I did my math right.  47 points.

D'oh — no idea how you got left out — I was writing down all the tabulations on paper and using shorthand. Yes, 47 points.

All the cool kids have 47 points.

47 Points!
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Mid-Atlantic Fan on November 16, 2018, 01:03:39 pm
I think I did my math right.  47 points.

D'oh — no idea how you got left out — I was writing down all the tabulations on paper and using shorthand. Yes, 47 points.

All the cool kids have 47 points.

47 Points!

42  ::)
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: d4_Pace on December 02, 2018, 10:26:44 am
What was the final tally here? Must have been some good scores with 3/4 of the consensus favorites making it to greensboro.
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: blooter442 on December 02, 2018, 10:32:30 am
What was the final tally here? Must have been some good scores with 3/4 of the consensus favorites making it to greensboro.

Doing 'em today...don't hurry back, the weather is not pleasant.
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: blooter442 on December 02, 2018, 11:11:56 am
Final Tallies

Scoring notes: 1. Everyone got credit for Chicago and Tufts in the 1st Round even if they were 1st round byes. 2. For those who picked the correct finalists, you got (at least) 16 points for each...so if you picked Calvin to be champion you will still get 16 points for correctly having them in the Final. 3. The Bloots-Pelinho tiebreaker was top scorer in the tournament, and it was good that we had that, as you'll see in a moment. ;)

With that said...

Bloots 131 (West 6 goals)
pelinho 131 (Lopez 3 goals)
casualfan 125
D3grad 115
TwoLeftFeet 113
Shooter 110
Lord 108
D3soccerwatcher 105
Lastguy, Golden 96
Swibbles 93
Cardinal 90
Ty 88
EB, watchersontheball 86
Letthekidsplay 83
Buck 79
soccerisasport 77
MAF 76
Saint 73
Right 67
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: TyWebb on December 03, 2018, 08:42:52 am
Bloots, thanks for setting up the tournament challenge and tallying the scores. Well done to you for squeaking out the win over
Pelinho with the tie-breaker. Lastly, a shout out to casualfan for being the only one to pick Tufts over Calvin in the final. He overcame
a slow start in the first two rounds to almost win.
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: casualfan on December 04, 2018, 11:33:54 am
Bloots, thanks for setting up the tournament challenge and tallying the scores. Well done to you for squeaking out the win over
Pelinho with the tie-breaker. Lastly, a shout out to casualfan for being the only one to pick Tufts over Calvin in the final. He overcame
a slow start in the first two rounds to almost win.

For being a casual fan, I guess I know more than I thought  ;)
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: blooter442 on December 04, 2018, 03:19:47 pm
Bloots, thanks for setting up the tournament challenge and tallying the scores. Well done to you for squeaking out the win over
Pelinho with the tie-breaker.

No problem, and thank you!

Lastly, a shout out to casualfan for being the only one to pick Tufts over Calvin in the final. He overcame
a slow start in the first two rounds to almost win.

Impressive indeed. The one thing I found really interesting -- even if obvious in hindsight -- when tabulating the scores is that having one or two teams in the Final 4 can more than make up for a lack of correct selections in the first few rounds. So if you got say 44 points up to the Sweet 16 -- which was below the mean of 6 for the first 2 rounds -- but you got two or three teams right into the Final 4 you could well make up that difference. FWIW, the average score after the first 2 rounds was 46, but the average after the four subsequent rounds was just a further 50 (so 96 in total)...casualfan got 41 points in the first 2 rounds (5 less than 46) but 84 in the subsequent four rounds (34 points higher than 50).
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: EB2319 on December 04, 2018, 03:32:42 pm
Maybe there needs to be a SoS type calculation to determine if you can advance after the first two rounds  ;D
Title: Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: blooter442 on December 04, 2018, 03:55:21 pm
Maybe there needs to be a SoS type calculation to determine if you can advance after the first two rounds  ;D

Too much math! (I know, I just calculated the averages...)

(If you want to run next year's bracket be my guest. ;))