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2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« 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).
« Last Edit: November 05, 2018, 06:30:21 pm by blooter442 »

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #2 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 ???

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #3 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

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #4 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)

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #5 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


« Last Edit: November 07, 2018, 09:04:56 pm by Mr.Right »

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #6 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

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #7 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

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #8 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

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #9 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

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #10 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

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #11 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

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #13 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

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Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #14 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