Tuesday, May 27, 2014

College World Series Contest!!!!

It's that time again! It is time for my fifth annual College World Series Contest.

Yesterday, the NCAA announced the 64 teams that will be competing for the 2014 College World Series championship. To commemorate it, I am holding the fifth 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 here 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. Oregon St
1. Oklahoma St
2. UNLV
2. Nebraska
3. UC Irvine
3. Cal St Fullerton
4. North Dakota St
4. Binghampton

Slot Two
1. Rice
1. LSU
2. Texas
2. Houston
3. Texas A&M
3. Bryant
4. George Mason
4. SE Louisiana

Slot Three
1. Florida St
1. Louisville
2. Alabama
2. Kentucky
3. Kansas
3. Kennesaw St
4. Kent St
4. Georgia Southern

Slot Four
1. Indiana
1. Vanderbilt
2. Indiana St
2. Oregon
3. Clemson
3. Stanford
4. Xavier
4. Youngstown St

Slot Five
1. Florida
1. Miami (FL)
2. Long Beach St
2. Texas Tech
3. North Carolina
3. Columbia
4. College of Charleston
4. Bethune-Cookman

Slot Six
1. Cal Poly
1. TCU
2. Arizona St
2. Dallas Baptist
3. Sam Houston St
3. Pepperdine
4. Siena
4. Sacramento St

Slot Seven
1. Louisiana-Lafayette
1. Ole Miss
2. Mississippi St
2. Washington
3. San Diego St
3. Georgia Tech
4. Jackson St
4. Jacksonville St

Slot Eight
1. South Carolina
1. Virginia
2. Maryland
2. Arkansas
3. Old Dominion
3. Liberty
4. Campbell
4. Bucknell

All you have to do is pick one team from each slot for a total of eight teams. In the past, for every team that you picked that made it into the College World Series, you got one point. But, I am going to mix it up this year. Now, any team you pick that makes it to Omaha gets as many points as their seed. So, if you make the safe bet and pick the one seed correctly, you get one point. But, if you pick the dark horse four seed and get lucky, you get four points for that pick. 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 haven't figured out what the prizes are yet, but some of the prizes from the previous years include autographs from Hall of Famers Harmon Killebrew, Jim Rice, Rod Carew, and Bruce Sutter. I usually end up with some really good stuff at the College World Series. I just probably won't know what they are until I get back from Omaha on the 15th of June. Last year, I gave away signed photos of Ivan Rodriguez and John Smoltz.


This blog has been in the doldrums of late since I am lucky to post a card twice a week. So, to get a few extra contestants in the contest, you can get one bonus point just by pimping this contest on your blog. Just leave a link in the comments and I will chalk you up a point (yes, I use a chalkboard for scoring this contest).

Here is the format that your entry (comment) should look like.

Slot 1- Oregon St
Slot 2- Rice
Slot 3- Florida St
Slot 4- Indiana
Slot 5- Florida
Slot 6- TCU
Slot 7- Ole Miss
Slot 8- South Carolina
Link to your blog (which can be left on a separate comment).

Make sure you specify which school you want. For instance, in slot one, Oregon St and Oklahoma St are up for grabs. DO NOT PICK OSU OR O ST. Be specific!

If you have any questions, ask in the comments or email me at zman40 at hotmail dot com. The deadline to enter the first phase of this contest is 11:00 am (central) Friday and the link must be posted 24 hours prior to that. Good luck and thanks for playing.

Keep in mind that the main portion of this contest is filling out a College World Series bracket when that field is determined in a couple of weeks. Every year, there are a couple of people that enter the first phase of the contest that never end up filling out a bracket. Those people have yet to win this contest.

27 comments:

Superduperman99 said...

Slot 1-Oregon State
Slot 2-LSU
Slot 3-Florida State
Slot 4-Indiana
Slot 5-Florida
Slot 6-Arizona State
Slot 7-San Diego State
Slot 8-South Carolina

The Lost Collector said...

Slot 1. Oregon State
Slot 2. Rice
Slot 3. L'ville
Slot 4. Vandy
Slot 5. Florida
Slot 6. TCU
Slot 7. Ole Miss
Slot 8. South Carolina

Greg Zakwin said...

Slot One: Cal St Fullerton
Slot Two: Rice
Slot Three: Georgia Southern
Slot Four: Oregon
Slot Five: Long Beach St
Slot Six: TCU
Slot Seven: San Diego St
Slot Eight: Old Dominion

Spankee said...

Slot One: 1. Oklahoma St
Slot Two: 1. LSU
Slot Three: 1. Florida St
Slot Four: 3. Stanford
Slot Five: 3. North Carolina
Slot Six: 2. Arizona St
Slot Seven: 2. Mississippi St
Slot Eight: 3. Old Dominion

Rod (Padrographs) said...

Slot 1-Oregon State
Slot 2-LSU
Slot 3-Kentucky
Slot 4-Oregon
Slot 5-Long Beach State
Slot 6-Cal Poly
Slot 7 San Diego State
Slot 8-South Carolina

deal said...

Team Phungo picks:

Slot One Nebraska

Slot Two Houston

Slot Three Louisville

Slot Four Oregon

Slot Five Long Beach St

Slot Six Cal Poly

Slot Seven Georgia Tech

Slot Eight Maryland

Orioles Magic said...

Thanks for running this again Zach!

Slot 1- Oregon St
Slot 2- LSU
Slot 3- Florida St
Slot 4- Indiana
Slot 5- Florida
Slot 6- TCU
Slot 7- Ole Miss
Slot 8- Virginia

http://greatoriolesautographproject.blogspot.com/

thewritersjourney said...

Slot One - Nebraska
Slot Two - Texas A&M
Slot Three - Louisville
Slot Four - Indiana
Slot Five - Bethune-Cookman
Slot Six - Sam Houston St
Slot Seven - Ole Miss
Slot Eight - Campbell

JT, The Writer's Journey

Brandon said...

Slot One
1. Oregon St

Slot Two
1. LSU

Slot Three
1. Florida St

Slot Four
2. Oregon

Slot Five
1. Florida

Slot Six
2. Arizona St

Slot Seven
1. Louisiana-Lafayette

Slot Eight
1. Virginia

Play at the Plate said...

Slot 1 - Oregon St.
Slot 2 - Texas
Slot 3 - Florida St.
Slot 4 - Oregon
Slot 5 - Columbia
Slot 6 - TCU
Slot 7 - Louisiana-Lafayette
Slot 8 - South Carolina

Thanks for the contest Zach. It's one of the best!

Play at the Plate said...

Here is my pub post.

http://playattheplatedude.blogspot.com/2014/05/feeling-lucky.html

Caitlin said...

Slot 1- Oregon St
Slot 2- Rice
Slot 3- Florida St
Slot 4- Arizona St
Slot 5- Colombia
Slot 6- TCU
Slot 7- Ole Miss
Slot 8- Louisiana-Lafayette

Brady Umfleet said...

Slot One- Cal St Fullerton
Slot Two- LSU
Slot Three- Florida St
Slot Four-Indiana
Slot Five-Florida
Slot Six-Cal Poly
Slot Seven-Ole Miss
Slot Eight-South Carolina

Here is the link to your contest on my blog.

http://yadiermolinabaseballcards.blogspot.com/2014/05/an-interesting-contest-for-all-you.html

Tony L. said...

I'm new to this blog and contest thanks to Play at the Plate. Great idea for a contest.

Here's my list:

Slot 1: 1. Okie State
Slot 2: 1. LSU
Slot 3: 2. Bama
Slot 4: 1. Vanderbilt (my alma mater)
Slot 5: 1. Miami (FL)
Slot 6: 2. Dallas Baptist
Slot 7: 2. Mississippi State
Slot 8: 3. Old Dominion

Here's the link to my blog to promote the contest: http://offhiatusbaseball.blogspot.com/2014/05/autographed-cards-college-world-series.html

Thanks for running this!

Tony

John Hazen said...

Slot One
3. UC Irvine

Slot Two
2. Texas

Slot Three
1. Florida St

Slot Four
1. Indiana

Slot Five
2. Long Beach St

Slot Six
1. Cal Poly

Slot Seven
1. Ole Miss

Slot Eight
2. Arkansas

Here are my picks I usually suck at these sort of things.

John H
-No Blog post to promote.

John Hazen said...

Slot One
3. UC Irvine

Slot Two
2. Texas

Slot Three
1. Florida St

Slot Four
1. Indiana

Slot Five
2. Long Beach St

Slot Six
1. Cal Poly

Slot Seven
1. Ole Miss

Slot Eight
2. Arkansas

Here are my picks I usually suck at these sort of things.

John H
-No Blog post to promote.

Matthew Scott said...

I'm new to your blog. Here are my picks

Slot 1 - Oregon St
Slot 2 - Texas
Slot 3 - Louisville
Slot 4 - Clemson
Slot 5 -Miami
Slot 6 - Arizona St
Slot 7 - Ole Miss
Slot 8 - South Carolina

View From the Skybox said...

Came over via Play at the Plate, glad to find a cool new blog!

Slot 1- Nebraska
Slot 2- LSU
Slot 3- Kansas
Slot 4- Indiana St
Slot 5- Long Beach St
Slot 6- TCU
Slot 7- Ole Miss
Slot 8- Maryland

Pimped it here: http://viewfromtheskybox.blogspot.com/2014/05/omaha.html

Jeff said...

Oregon St
Texas
Alabama
Oregon
Miami
Sac State
Washington
South Carolina

Wilson said...

Slot 1-1. Oklahoma St
Slot 2-2. Texas
Slot 3-1. Florida St
Slot 4-2. Oregon
Slot 5-3. North Carolina
Slot 6-2. Arizona St
Slot 7-3. Georgia Tech
Slot 8-1. South Carolina

Promoted it last night here:
http://tenetsofwilson.blogspot.com/2014/05/2014-college-world-series-contest.html

Captain Canuck said...

Thanks!

1. Oregon St.
2. Texas
3. Florida St
4. Stanford
5. Long Beach St
6. Pepperdine GO WAVES!
7. Georgia Tech.
8. Bucknell

Mark Hoyle said...

1) Oregon St.
2) Rice
3) Florida st
4) Vanderbilt
5)Florida
6)TCU
7)Ole Miss
8) South Carolina

Thanks

defgav said...

Slot One. Oregon St
Slot Two. Rice
Slot Three. Alabama
Slot Four. Oregon
Slot Five. Long Beach St
Slot Six. Pepperdine
Slot Seven. San Diego St
Slot Eight. Old Dominion

Alex Markle said...

1. Cal St Fullerton
2. Rice
3. Louisville
4. Oregon
5. North Carolina
6. Cal Poly
7. San Diego St.
8. Viginia

Keith G said...

Thanks for doing this. Came over from Off Hiatus Baseball Blog. Also new to your blog.

Slot 1 - Oklahoma St
Slot 2 - Texas
Slot 3 - Alabama
Slot 4 - Clemson
Slot 5 - Florida
Slot 6 - Arizona State
Slot 7 - Mississippi State
Slot 8 - South Carolina

Here's the link to my post plugging the contest. http://thehomerunapple.blogspot.com/2014/05/who-doesnt-love-good-contest.html

Joey Dean said...

Oregon st
LSU
Florida St
Oregon
Florida
Arizona St
San Diego st
South carolina

Need More Cardboard said...

Slot One- UNLV
Slot Two- Texas
Slot Three- Florida St.
Slot Four- Clemson
Slot Five- Florida
Slot Six- Arizona St.
Slot Seven- Ole Miss
Slot Eight- South Carolina