Monday, June 9, 2014

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. Twenty-five 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 in 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 UC Irvine and Texas squaring off in game 1 and Vanderbilt and Louisville 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: Texas
A2: Vandy
A3: Texas
A4: Louisville
A5: Vandy
A6/7: Vandy

B1: TCU
B2: Ole Miss
B3: TCU
B4: Texas Tech
B5: Ole Miss
B6/7: TCU

Vandy over TCU in two game, 16 runs scored

For the sake of the tie breaker, DO NOT pick a number already chosen by someone else. Even if your teams do not 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. 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 3:00 PM, eastern, on Saturday, June 14. 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.

Here are the standings through Phase 1
SuperDuperman: 0
Lost Collector: 4
Greg Z: 1
Spankee: 0
Padrographs: 0
Deal: 1
Oriole Magic: 4
Writers Journey: 2
Brandon: 1
Play at the Plate: 4
Caitlin: 2
Brady U: 2
Tony L: 2
John H: 6
Matt S: 4
View From Skybox: 3
Jeff: 2
Wilson: 3
Capt Canuck: 2
Mark H: 3
defgav: 0
Alex M: 2
Keith G: 3
Joey D: 0
Need More Cardboard: 3

This thing is anybody's to win. Good luck!

If you think I might have made an error in the scoring, just let me know. I will be happy to look into it.

20 comments:

Brady Umfleet said...
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Tony L. said...

A1: UC-Irvine
A2: Vanderbilt
A3: Vanderbilt
A4: Louisville
A5: Louisville
A6/7: Vanderbilt

B1: Texas Tech
B2: UVA
B3: Texas Tech
B4: Ole Miss
B5: UVA
B6/7: UVA (yeah, weird bracket)

Vanderbilt over UVA in 3 games, total runs of 27.

I have to go for the Dores.

Brady Umfleet said...

A1 Texas
A2 Vanderbilt
A3 Vanderbilt
A4 Louisville
A5 Texas
A6/7 Vanderbilt

B1TCU
B2 Ole Miss
B3 Ole Miss
B4 Texas Tech
B5 TCU
B6/7 Ole Miss

Winner Vanderbilt over Ole Miss in three games with 32 runs scored.

I should have used a piece of paper as advised, mmm..

The Lost Collector said...

A1 Texas
A2 Vanderbilt
A3 Texas
A4 Louisville
A5 Vanderbilt
A6/7 Texas

B1 TCU
B2 Ole Miss
B3 Ole Miss
B4 UVA
B5 UVA
B6/7 Ole Miss

Ole Miss over Texas in three games. 34 runs scored.

Spankee said...

A1:Irvine
A2:Louisville
A3:Irvine
A4:Texas
A5:Texas
A6/7:Irvine

B1:TCU
B2:Ole Miss
B3:TCU
B4:Texas Tech
B5:Ole Miss
B6/7:TCU

Irvine over TCU in three games, 18 runs scored.

I hope UVA loses both games by 4 billion runs.

Mark Hoyle said...


A1 uc irvine
A2 vandy
A3 vandy
A4 Texas
A5 uc irvine
A6/7 vandy

Bi TCU
B2 ole miss
B3 ole miss
B4 Texas tech
B5 TCU
B6/7 ole miss

Vandy over ole Miss 3 games. 28 runs scored

Brandon said...

A1 uc irvine
A2 Louisville
A3 Louisville
A4 Vanderbilt
A5 Vanderbilt
A6/7 Louisville

Bi TCU
B2 Virginia
B3 Virginia
B4 Texas Tech
B5 TCU
B6/7 Virginia

Virginia over Louisville 2 games, 17 runs

Captain Canuck said...

I have 2 points! I have no idea how I got them!

anyways...

A1 Texas
A2 Louisville
A3 Texas
A4 UC Irvine
A5 UC Irvine
A6/7 Texas

B1 Texas Tech
B2 Virginia
B3 Virginia
B4 Ole Miss
B5 Ole Miss
B6/7 Virginia

Texas in two, 14 runs

Keith G said...

A1 Texas
A2 Louisville
A3 Texas
A4 UC Irvine
A5 Louisville
A6/7 Texas

B1 TCU
B2 Ole Miss
B3 TCU
B4 Texas Tech
B5 Ole Miss
B6/7 Ole Miss

Texas in three games 30 runs

Play at the Plate said...

Here goes nothing:

A1-UC Irvine
A2-Louisville
A3-Louisville
A4-Vandy
A5-Vandy
A6/7-Louisville

B1-TCU
B2-Virginia
B3-Virginia
B4-Ole Miss
B5-Ole Miss
B6/7-Virginia

Virginia over Louisville in 2 games Total Runs-19

Jeff said...

I'll take a stab

A1 Texas
A2 Vanderbilt
A3 Texas
A4 Irvine
A5 Vanderbilt
A6 Vanderbilt
A7 Texas


B1 TCU
B2 Mississippi
B3 Mississippi
B4 Texas Tech
B5 TCU
B6 Mississippi

Mississippi over Texas in three games 15 runs

Greg Zakwin said...

A1: UC Irvine
A2: Vanderbilt
A3: Vanderbilt
A4: Texas
A5: UC Irvine
A6/7: UC Irvine

B1: TCU
B2: Virginia
B3: TCU
B4: Ole Miss
B5: Virginia
B6/7: TCU

TCU over UC Irvine in 3 games, 20 runs scored.

Matthew Scott said...

A1:Texas
A2: Louisville
A3: Texas
A4: UC Irvine
A5: UC Irvine
A6/7: Texas

B1: TCU
B2: Ole Miss
B3: TCU
B4: Ole Miss
B5:Ole Miss
B6/7: TCU

Texas over TCU 3 games 26 runs

Orioles Magic said...

A1: Texas
A2: Vandy
A3: Texas
A4: Louisville
A5: Vandy
A6/7: Texas

B1: TCU
B2: VA
B3: VA
B4: Ole Miss
B5: TCU
B6/7: TCU

TCU over Texas in three games, 24 runs scored

thewritersjourney said...

A1: Texas
A2: Louisville
A3: Louisville
A4: Vanderbilt
A5: UC Irvine
A6/7: Louisville

B1: Texas Tech
B2: Ole Miss
B3: Texas Tech
B4: TCU
B5: TCU
B6/7: Texas Tech

Louisville over Texas Tech in 3 games, total runs of 16.

Rod (Padrographs) said...

A1 UC Irvine
A2 Vanderbilt
A3 UC Irvine
A4 Texas
A5 Vanderbilt
A6/7 UC Irvine

B1 TCU
B2 Ole Miss
B3 TCU
B4 Virginia
B5 Virginia
B6 TCU

UC Irvine in 3 games, 9 runs scored

Need More Cardboard said...

A1 Texas
A2 Vanderbilt
A3 Vanderbilt
A4 UC Irvine
A5 Texas
A6/7 Vanderbilt

B1 Texas Tech
B2 Virginia
B3 Virginia
B4 Ole Miss
B5 Ole Miss
B6/7 Virginia

Vanderbilt over Virginia in 2 games, 23 runs

thewritersjourney said...

Sorry, change A5 to Vandy on mine. Thanks.

Wilson said...

A1 Texas
A2 Vanderbilt
A3 Vanderbilt
A4 Louisville
A5 Texas
A6/7 Vanderbilt

B1 TCU
B2 Virginia
B3 Virginia
B4 Ole Miss
B5 TCU
B6 Virginia

Virginia over Vanderbilt, 3 games, 21 Runs

Joey Dean said...

A1 texas
A2 Louisville
A3 Louisville
A4 irvine
A5 irvine
A6/7 Louisville
B1 tech
B2 Virginia
B3 Virginia
B4 Ole miss
B5 Ole miss
B6/7 virginia
Louisville over Virginia 22 runs 3 games