Monday, May 25, 2015

College World Series Contest TIme!!

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

Earlier today, the NCAA announced the 64 teams that will be competing for the 2015 College World Series championship. To commemorate it, I am holding the sixth 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. UCLA
1. UC Santa Barbara
2. Ole Miss
2. USC
3. Maryland
3. Virginia
4. Cal-Bakersfield
4. San Diego St

Slot Two
1. Oklahoma St
1. Missouri St
2. Arkansas
2. Iowa
3. Oral Roberts
3. Oregon
4. St. Johns
4. Canisius

Slot Three
1. Miami FL
1. Dallas Baptist
2. East Carolina
2. Oregon St
3. Columbia
3. Texas
4. FIU
4. VCU

Slot Four
1. Florida St
1. Florida
2. College of Charleston
2. Florida Atlantic
3. Auburn
3. South Florida
4. Mercer
4. Florida A&M

Slot Five
1. LSU
1. Houston
2. UNC Wilmington
2. Rice
3. Tulane
3. La-Lafayette
4. Lehigh
4. Houston Baptist

Slot Six
1. Texas A&M
1. TCU
2. Coastal Carolina
2. North Carolina St
3. Cal
3. Stony Brook
4. Texas Southern
4. Sacred Heart

Slot Seven
1. Illinois
1. Vanderbilt
2. Notre Dame
2. Radford
3. Wright St.
3. Indiana
4. Ohio
4. Lipscomb

Slot Eight
1. Cal St Fullerton
1. Louisville
2. Arizona St
2. Bradley
3. Clemson
3. Michigan
4. Pepperdine
4. Morehead St

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. I mixed it up a bit last year and I am going to stick with that format. 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 14th of June. Last year, I gave away signed photos of Steve Carlton and Dennis Eckersly.


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.

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

Slot one: Virginia
Slot two: Arkansas
Slot three: Texas
Slot four: Florida St
Slot five: Rice
Slot six: Stony Brook
Slot seven: Vanderbilt
Slot eight: Arizona St
Link to your blog (which can be left on a separate comment, but must be submitted by Thursday night).

Make sure you specify which school you want. For instance, slot one has a bunch of California schools and slot four has a bunch of Florida schools. Make it obvious who you are picking.

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 twelve 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.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brandon L's Entry

Slot One
1. UCLA

Slot Two
1. Missouri St

Slot Three
1. Miami FL

Slot Four
1. Florida

Slot Five
1. LSU

Slot Six
1. Texas A&M

Slot Seven
1. Vanderbilt

Slot Eight
1. Louisville

B Man said...

I feel this year is mine to win-but then again I never win anything.

Slot one: UCLA
Slot two: Oklahoma St
Slot three: Miami FL
Slot four: Florida St
Slot five: LSU
Slot six: TCU
Slot seven: Vanderbilt
Slot eight: Cal St Fullerton

http://yadiermolinabaseballcards.blogspot.com/2015/05/obsessed-with-baseball-cant-wait-for.html

Thank you Brady

The Lost Collector said...

Thanks for the contest!

Slot one: UCLA
Slot two: Arkansas
Slot three: Miami FL
Slot four: Charleston
Slot five: LSU
Slot six: Cal
Slot seven: Indiana
Slot eight: Cal State Fullerton

www.thelostcollector.blogspot.com

Greg Zakwin said...

Slot one: UCLA
Slot two: Oregon
Slot three: VCU
Slot four: Florida State
Slot five: Rice
Slot six: Stony Brook
Slot seven: Lipscomb
Slot eight: Cal State Fullerton

Play at the Plate said...

Slot one: UCLA
Slot two: OK State
Slot three: Miami
Slot four: College of Charleston
Slot five: LSU
Slot six: TCU
Slot seven: Vandy
Slot eight: AZ State

Wilson said...

Slot one: USC
Slot two: Missouri St
Slot three: Miami FL
Slot four: Florida St
Slot five: UNC Wilmington
Slot six: Stony Brook
Slot seven: Notre Dame
Slot eight: Clemson
http://tenetsofwilson.blogspot.com/2015/05/2015-college-world-series-contest.html

Thanks for the contest

Jeff said...

Slot one: UCLA
Slot two: Oregon
Slot three: Oregon St
Slot four: Florida
Slot five: Rice
Slot six: Cal
Slot seven: Vanderbilt
Slot eight: Arizona St.

Keith G said...

Slot 1: UCLA
Slot 2: Arkansas
Slot 3: Texas
Slot 4: Florida Gators
Slot 5: Rice
Slot 6: TCU
Slot 7: Vanderbilt
Slot 8: Arizona State

Superduperman99 said...

Slot 1-UCLA
Slot 2-Arkansas
Slot 3-Miami
Slot 4-Florida
Slot 5-LSU
Slot 6-TCU
Slot 7-Vanderbilt
Slot 8-Arizona St