Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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. Ten 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 Santa Barbara and Oklahoma St. squaring off in game 1 and Arizona 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 OSU
A2 Miami
A3 OSU
A4 UCSB
A5 Miami
A6/7 Miami

B1 TCU
B2 Coastal Carolina
B3 TCU
B4 Texas Tech
B5 Texas Tech
B6/7 TCU

TCU over Miami
2 games
9 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.

The CWS begins at 3:00 PM, eastern, on Saturday, June 18. 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

The Lost Collector: 7 (correctly picked two #2 seeds)
Superduperman: 3
John Sharp: 2
Joey Dean: 1
Greg Z: 5
Play at the Plate: 3
Jimmy: 2
Need More Cardboard: 2
Wilson: 4
Anonymous Brandon: 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.

8 comments:

The Lost Collector said...

A1 OSU
A2 Miami
A3 Miami
A4 Arizona
A5 OSU
A6/7 Miami

B1 TCU
B2 FL
B3 FL
B4 CC
B5 TCU
B6/7 FL

Miami over FL in 3 - 28 runs total

Superduperman99 said...

A1 OK State
A2 Miami
A3 OK State
A4 UCSB
A5 Miami
A6/7 Ok State

B1 Texas Tech
B2 FLorida
B3 Florida
B4 Coastal Carolina
B5 Coastal Carolina
B6/7 Florida

Florida over OKlahoma State in 3

13 Runs

Greg Zakwin said...

A1 UC Santa Barbara
A2 Miami
A3 Miami
A4 Arizona
A5 UC Santa Barbara
A6/7 Miami

B1 TCU
B2 Florida
B3 Florida
B4 Coastal Carolina
B5 Coastal Carolina
B6/7 Florida

Miami over Florida
3 games
17 runs

Joey Dean said...

A1 Oklahoma
A2 Miami
A3 Miami
A4 Arizona
A5 Oklahoma
A6 Miami
B1 TCU
B2 Florida
B3 Florida
B4 Tech
B5 TCU
B6 Florida

Miami over florida 2 games 15 runs

Wilson said...

A1 OSU
A2 Miami
A3 Miami
A4 Arizona
A5 OSU
A6/7 Miami

B1 TCU
B2 FLA
B3 FLA
B4 Texas Tech
B5 TCU
B6/7 FLA

Florida over Miami, 3 games, 22 runs

Need More Cardboard said...

A1 UC Santa Barbara
A2 Miami
A3 UC Santa Barbara
A4 OK State
A5 OK State
A6/7 UC Santa Barbara

B1 TCU
B2 Florida
B3 Florida
B4 Coastal Carolina
B5 Coastal Carolina
B6/7 Coastal Carolina

UC Santa Barbara over Coastal Carolina, 3 games, 18 runs

Play at the Plate said...

A1 UCSB
A2 Miami
A3 Miami
A4 OKST
A5 UCSB
A6/7 Miami

B1 TCU
B2 FL
B3 FL
B4 Texas Tech
B5 TCU
B6/7 FL

FL over Miami in 3 games 24 runs

Anonymous said...

Brandon's Entry

A1 Oklahoma State
A2 Miami
A3 Oklahoma State
A4 Arizona
A5 Miami
A6/7 Oklahoma State

B1 Texas Tech
B2 Florida
B3 Florida
B4 TCU
B5 Texas Tech
B6/7 Florida

Florida over Oklahoma State in 3 games 20 runs