Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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. Seven 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 Oregon St. and Cal St. Fullerton squaring off in game 1 and LSU and Florida St. 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: CSF
A2: LSU
A3: LSU
A4: OSU
A5: OSU
A6/7: LSU

B1: L'ville
B2: TCU
B3: TCU
B4: Florida
B5: L'ville
B6/7: TCU

TCU over LSU in two games
8 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 17. 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.

To see the standing through this point, see the bottom of the previous post.

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

7 comments:

Rod (Padrographs) said...

A1 OSU
A2 FSU
A3 OSU
A4 CSF
A5 FSU
A6/7 OSU

B1 A&M
B2 TCU
B3 A&M
B4 Louisville
B5 TCU
B6/7 A&M

OSU OVER A&M in 2 games
14 runs

B Man said...

A1 Oregon st
A2 Florida St
A3 Florida St
A4 Cal State
A5 Cal State
A6/7Florida State

B1 Texas A&M
B2 TCU
B3 Texas A&M
B4 Florida
B5 Florida
B6/7 Texas A&M

CWS Winner Florida State over Texas A&M in two games 12 runs

Need More Cardboard said...

A1 Oregon St
A2 LSU
A3 Oregon St
A4 Florida St
A5 Florida St
A6/7 Oregon St

B1 Louisville
B2 TCU
B3 TCU
B4 Texas A&M
B5 Texas A&M
B6/7 TCU

Oregon St over TCU in 3 games
16 runs

Greg Zakwin said...

A1: Cal State Fullerton
A2: Florida St.
A3: Cal State Fullerton
A4: Oregon State
A5: Oregon State
A6/7: Cal State Fullerton

B1: Texas A&M
B2: Florida
B3: Texas A&M
B4: TCU
B5: Florida
B6/7: Texas A&M

Cal State Fullerton over Texas A&M in 3 games
9 runs

The Lost Collector said...

A1: CSF
A2: Fl St
A3: FL St
A4: Oregon St
A5: CSF
A6/7: Fl ST

B1: Lville
B2: UF
B3: UF
B4: Texas A&M
B5: Lville
B6/7: Lville

Louisville over Florida State in 3 games, 27 runs

Joey Dean said...

A1- OSU
A2- FSU
A3- FSU
A4- LSU
A5- OSU
A6/7- OSU

B1- Louisville
B2- TCU
B3- Louisville
B4- Florida
B5- TCU
B6/7- Louisville

Louisville over Oregon State 2 games 10 runs

Wilson said...

A1: OSU
A2: LSU
A3: LSU
A4: FSU
A5: OSU
A6/7: LSU

B1: Louisville
B2: Florida
B3: Louisville
B4: TCU
B5: Florida
B6/7: Louisville

Louisville over LSU in 3 games
18 runs