Monday, May 31, 2010

The College World Series Contest

Earlier today, the NCAA announced the 64 teams that will be competing for the 2010 College World Series championship. To commememorate it, I am holding the first annual College World Series contest here at Autographed Cards. It is going to be a couple of weeks before the main phase of the contest starts, but you can earn some bonus points this week that could make a difference when the main portion gets going. All you have to do right now is pick the eight teams that are going to be playing in Omaha. Here are the teams to choose from.

Slot one
1. Arizona State
1. Arkansas
2. Kansas State
2. San Diego
3. Washington State
3. Hawaii
4. Grambling
4. Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Slot two
1. Auburn
1. Georgia Tech
2. Alabama
2. Clemson
3. Elon
3. Southern Miss
4. Jacksonville State
4. Mercer

Slot three
1. Virginia
1. Oklahoma
2. Mississippi
2. California
3. North Carolina
3. St. John's (NY)
4. VCU
4. Oral Roberts

Slot four
1. South Carolina
1. Coastal Carolina
2. Virginia Tech
2. College of Charleston
3. Citadel
3. North Carolina State
4. Stony Brook
4. Bucknell

Slot five
1. Texas
1. TCU
2. Rice
2. Baylor
3. Arizona
3. Lousiana-Lafayette
4. Lamar
4. Rider

Slot six
1. Florida State
1. Louisville
2. Connecticut
2. Vanderbilt
3. Oregon
3. Illinois State
4. St. Louis
4. Central Connecticut State

Slot seven
1. Cal State Fullerton
2. Stanford
2. LSU
3. UC Irvine
3. New Mexico
4. Minnesota
4. Kent State

Slot eight
1. Florida
1. Miami (FL)
2. Texas A&M
2. Florida Atlantic
3. Oregon State
3. Florida International
4. Bethune-Cookman
4. Dartmouth

All you have to do is pick one team from each slot for a total of eight teams. Don't worry about prizes or what the second phase is going to be. Just pick eight teams, one from each slot. For every team that you pick that makes it into the College World Series, you will get one point and that point(s) could be the difference between winning and losing in the second round. If you don't feel like participating right now, that's fine. You can enter the second phase without participating in the first, but you might have some ground to make up.

I'm going to be out of town and away from the internet for the whole time entries are allowed, so don't screw this up. If you do, there isn't anything I can do for you. If someone notices that a commenter only guessed seven teams or they picked two teams from one slot, please leave them a comment of their error so that they can fix it.

Here is how your entries (comments) should look.

Slot 1:Grambling
Slot 2:Mercer
Slot 3:VCU
Slot 4:Stony Brook
Slot 5:Rider
Slot 6:St Louis
Slot 7:Kent State
Slot 8:FIU
Bonus: 0

Try to be precise when spelling the team in case there are two schools in the same slot with similar abbreveations. If I'm not sure what team you are talking about, I'm going with what I think it is.

All entries are due by Friday, June 4, at 11:00 am, central. I hope everyone had a good Memorial day and good luck with your picks.

Here is the bonus, worth two points: Guess how many autographs I will get on my trip. If you don't know what trip I'm talking about, look back a couple of posts. Whoever comes closest without going over will get the points. Don't pick a number someone else picked or that pick will not count (but schools can be picked multiple times).


PAB said...

1. Arizona St.
2. Alabama
3. Virginia
4. Coastal Carolina
5. Texas
8. Texas A&M
Bonus: 10

Captain Canuck said...

1. Arizona St
2. Georgia Tech
3. California
4. Virginia Tech
5. TCU
6. Vanderbilt
7. Cal State Fullerton
8. Florida

total autographs - 73

Dave said...

1. Arizona State (1)
2. Georgia Tech (8)
3. Virginia (2)
4. Citadel (37)
5. Texas (3)
6. Oregon (26)
7. Cal State Fullerton (9)
8. Florida International (NR)

Garrett Wittels!

Total Autographs - 18

Play at the Plate said...

The first contest I ever won was one of yours so let's give this one a try!
1. Arizona State
2. Alabama
3. Mississippi
4. Virginia Tech
5. Texas
6. Vanderbilt
7. Stanford
8. Florida

Autos: 47

skoormit said...

Slot one: 1. Arkansas
Slot two: 2. Alabama
Slot three: 2. Mississippi
Slot four: 1. South Carolina
Slot five: 3. Arizona
Slot six: 2. Vanderbilt
Slot seven: 2. LSU
Slot eight: 1. Florida

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Georgia Tech
South Carolina
Florida State
Texas A&M
Have a great time man!

Rod (Padrographs) said...

slot 1 Arizona State
Slot 2 Georgia Tech
slot 3 Oklahoma
slot 4 Virginia Tech
slot 5 Texas
slot 6 Oregon
slot 7 Cal State Fullerton
slot 8 Oregon State

DK said...

It's been a while since I've checked out the site (it was a busy summer) but I just want to say I actually go to UW-Milwaukee and you know what, they put up a decent fight against Arizona State but just couldn't get over the hill.