Tuesday, June 9, 2015

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. Nine 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 Arkansas and Virginia squaring off in game 1 and Florida and Miaimi 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 games 6 and 7 as one game. Just pick who you think is going to advance. It doesn't matter how they do it. I 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 Virginia
A2 Miami
A3 Miami
A4 Florida
A5 Florida
A6/7 Miami

B1 LSU
B2 Vandy
B3 LSU
B4 Fullerton
B5 Vandy
B6/7 Vandy

Vandy over Miami
3 games
16 runs

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 13. 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

Lost Collector: 5
Greg Z: 1
Wilson: 2
Jeff: 2
Brandon: 4
BMan: 6
Play at Plate: 4
Keith: 5
SuperDuper: 7

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.

12 comments:

Wilson said...

I think I should have 2. I believe I had Miami right and promoted it, I think in time for the deadline you set. I could be wrong about something, though.

Of course, that point would only bring me from a tie for last to a tie for 2nd-last.

Superduperman99 said...

A1-Arkansas
A2-Florida
A3-Florida
A4-Miami
A5-Arkansas
A6/7-Florida

B1-LSU
B2-Vanderbilt
B3-Vanderbilt
B4-Cal St Fullerton
B5-LSU
B6/7-Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt over Florida
3 Games
17 Runs

Thanks for the contest!

Wilson said...

A1 Virginia
A2 Miami
A3 Miami
A4 Florida
A5 Florida
A6/7 Miami

B1 LSU
B2 Vanderbilt
B3 LSU
B4 TCU
B5 TCU
B6/7 LSU

Miami over LSU
3 games
16 runs

Keith G said...

I believe I should only have 4 points from the first round

A1 Arkansas
A2 Florida
A3 Arkansas
A4 Miami
A5 Miami
A 6/7 Florida

B1 TCU
B2 Vanderbilt
B3 TCU
B4 LSU
B5 Vanderbilt
B6/7 TCU

TCU over Florida
3 Games
18 runs

zman40 said...

I got it corrected Wilson. Sorry about that

B Man said...

Last time I messed this up. So here we go. Thank you again

A1 VA
A2 Miami
A3 Miami
A4 Florida
A5 Florida
A6/7 Miami

B1 LSU
B2.Vandy
B3 Vandy
B4 CSU Fullerton
B5 LSU
B6/7 Vandy

Vandy over Miami

3 games

18 runs

Anonymous said...

Brandon's Entry

A1 Virginia
A2 Florida
A3 Florida
A4 Miami
A5 Miami
A6/7 Florida

B1 LSU
B2 Vandy
B3 LSU
B4 TCU
B5 Vandy
B6/7 LSU

LSU over Florida
3 games
19 runs

Greg Zakwin said...

A1 Virginia
A2 Florida
A3 Virginia
A4 Miami
A5 Miami
A6/7 Miami

B1 TCU
B2 Cal State Fullerton
B3 Cal State Fullerton
B4 Vanderbilt
B5 Vanderbilt
B6/7 Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt over Miami
3 games
19 runs

Play at the Plate said...

Thanks for the reminder!

A1-Virginia
A2-Miami
A3 Miami
A4-Florida
A5-Florida
A6/7-Miami

B1-LSU
B2-Vandy
B3-LSU
B4-TCU
B5-Vandy
B6/7-LSU

LSU over Miami
3 games
15 runs

Greg Zakwin said...

Make it 14 runs.

The Lost Collector said...

Damn, I was traveling and missed this. Sorry! Thanks for a great contest, as always.

Orioles Magic said...

Sorry I missed out on the contest this year. For some reason, my son doesn't give me as much spare time as I've had in past years. Hope all is well with you!