Tuesday, June 12, 2012

College World Series Contest, Phase 2

In case you haven't noticed, I've been running a little contest here for the past two weeks that revolves around the College World Series. Seventeen people have already entered and have a tiny head start. But, it is not too late to get in on the action. There are plenty more points to be earned and no one is even close to locking this thing up yet. So here is all you have to do- fill out a College World Series bracket.

Keep in mind that this bracket is nothing like filling out a March Madness bracket. The reason for that is because of the loser's bracket. But, I am going to try to make this as simple as I can. Here is my homemade bracket. Click on it to hopefully see a bigger view.



Here is a how the bracket breaks down. There are two groups in the bracket- A and B. Each group has six games is it. All you have to do is guess who is going to win each of the games as they advance towards the championship round.

For instance, group A has Stony Brook and UCLA squaring off in game 1 and Arizona and Florida State going in game 2. Pick who is going to win each of those games and then those two teams will square off in game 3. The losers of games 1 and 2 will then square off in game 4. Then, the loser in game 3 plays the winner of game 4 in game 5.

At that point, there will be one team left in the group that is 2-0 (winner of game 3) and one that is 2-1 (winner of game 5). Those two teams play in game 6, which is an elimination game. If the 2-0 team loses, they play a game 7 and the winner advances to the championship. If the 2-0 team wins game 6, they go straight to the championship without game 7. BUT, for the sake of this bracket, I am going to count it as one game. Just pick who you think is going to advance. It doesn't matter how they do it. I am going to call it game 6/7.

After that, you should have a team advancing out of group A. Do the same for group B. Those two teams are your final teams. In the CWS, they play a best of three series for the championship. Pick who you think will win it all and if they will win it in two games or three. Then, for a tie breaker, guess how many runs will be scored in the championship series (the final two or three games).

It might be easier for you to fill it out on paper first. But to enter the contest, leave a comment looking something similar to this.

A1: Stony Brook
A2: Arizona
A3: Stony Brook
A4: UCLA
A5: UCLA
A6/7: Stony Brook

B1: Kent St
B2: Florida
B3: Kent St
B4: South Carolina
B5: Florida
B6/7: Kent St

Stony Brook over Kent State in three games, 42 runs scored


For the sake of the tie breaker, do not pick a number already chosen by someone else. Even if your teams don't make it to the finals, the tiebreaker will still apply to you in the event of a tie.

If you guess every game right, including how many games will be played in the finals, you can come out with 22 points. In the past, I have done a winner and runner-up. But, this year there will be just one winner. As for the prizes, I haven't figured that out yet. It will probably mostly consist of stuff brought home from Omaha.

The CWS begins at 5:00 PM, eastern, on Friday, June 15. So, all entries must be in by that point. If you have any questions at all, feel free to email me at zman40 at hotmail dot com. Or, just ask in the comments. Good luck!

16 comments:

mmosley said...

A1 Stony Brook
A2 FSU
A3 FSU
A4 UCLA
A5 UCLA
A6/7 FSU
B1 Arkansas
B2 Florida
B3 Florida
B4 South Carolina
B5 South Carolina
B6/7 Florida

Florida over FSU (15 runs)

mmosley said...

2 games

Superduperman99 said...

A1: Stony Brook
A2: Arizona
A3: Stony Brook
A4: FSU
A5: FSU
A6/7: Stony Brook


B1: Arkansas
B2: Florida
B3: Florida
B4: Kent State
B5: Arkansas
B6/7: Arkansas

Stony Brook over Arkasas in 3 games, 38 runs.

The Lost Collector said...

A1: UCLA
A2: FSU
A3: UCLA
A4: Stony Brook
A5: FSU
A6/7: UCLA

B1: Ark
B2: South Carolina
B3: South Carolina
B4: Florida
B5: Florida
B6/7: South Carolina

South Carolina over UCLA in 2 games (20 runs)

Dion's IP Autos only said...

A1 UCLA
A2 FSU
A3 UCLA
A4 Arizona
A5 FSU
A6/7 UCLA

B1 Arkansas
B2 Florida
B3 Florida
B4 South Carolina
B5 South Carolina
B6/7 Florida

Florida over UCLA in 2 Games 27 runs total

Matt Perry said...

A1 Stony Brook
A2 FSU
A3 FSU
A4 UCLA
A5 UCLA
A6/7 FSU

B1 Arkansas
B2 Florida
B3 Florida
B4 Kent
B5 Arkansas
B6/7 Florida

Finals: Florida vs FSU.
FSU in 3 games, 24 runs total

Matt said...

A1: UCLA
A2: FSU
A3: UCLA
A4: Arizona
A5: FSU
A6/7: UCLA

B1: Arkansas
B2: Florida
B3: Florida
B4: South Carolina
B5: South Carolina
B6/7: Florida

UCLA over Florida in three games, 28 runs scored

Eric L said...

A1: UCLA
A2: Arizona
A3: Arizona
A4: FSU
A5: UCLA
A6/7: Arizona

B1: Arkansas
B2: South Carolina
B3: South Carolina
B4: Florida
B5: Florida
B6/7: South Carolina

Arizona over South Carolina in three games, 30 runs scored

joey dean said...

A1 UCLA
A2 Florida St.
A3 Florida St.
A4 Arizona
A5 UCLA
A6/7 Florida St.

B1 Arkansas
B2 S. Carolina
B3 Arkansas
B4 Florida
B5 Florida
B6/7 Arkansas

Florida State over arkansas 3 games 33 runs

Greg Zakwin said...

A1: UCLA
A2: Arizona
A3: UCLA
A4: Stony Brook
A5: Stony Brook
A6/7: UCLA

B1: Arkansas
B2: Florida
B3: Florida
B4: South Carolina
B5: Arkansas
B6/7: Florida

UCLA over Florida in 3 games, 18 runs scored

Play at the Plate said...

A1: UCLA
A2: Arizona
A3: Arizona
A4: FSU
A5: FSU
A6/7: Arizona

B1: Arkansas
B2: South Carolina
B3: South Carolina
B4: Florida
B5: Arkansas
B6/7: South Carolina

Arizona over SC in 3 games. Total runs: 33.

Thanks Z!

arpsmith said...

A1: UCLA
A2: Arizona
A3: Arizona
A4: FSU
A5: UCLA
A6/7: Arizona

B1: Arkansas
B2: Florida
B3: Florida
B4: South Carolina
B5: South Carolina
B6/7: Florida

Florida over Arizona in three games, 33 runs scored

Orioles Magic said...

A1: UCLA
A2: FSU
A3: FSU
A4: ARIZONA
A5: ARIZONA
A6/7: FSU

B1: ARKANSAS
B2: FLORIDA
B3: FLORIDA
B4: SOUTH CAROLINA
B5: SOUTH CAROLINA
B6/7: SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina over FSU in three games, 34 runs scored

jamicfin said...

A1: Stony Brook
A2: Arizona
A3: Stony Brook
A4: FSU
A5: FSU
A6/7: Stony Brook

B1: Florida
B2: South Carolina
B3: South Carolina
B4: Florida
B5: Florida
B6/7: South Carolina

jamicfin said...

I'm sorry my entry is late, got caught up with vacation. if not accepted, I understand.
SC over SB in 2games/12 runs

zman40 said...

You got in before first pitch, so you are good to go. Good luck to all!!