Monday, May 28, 2018

2018 College World Series Contest

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

Today, the NCAA announced the 64 teams that will be competing for the 2018 College World Series championship. To commemorate it, I am holding the ninth 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. Florida
1. NC State
2. Jacksonville
2. Auburn
3. Florida Atlantic
3. Northeastern
4. Columbia
4. Army

Slot Two

1. Texas Tech
1. Georgia
2. Louisville
2. Duke
3. Kent State
3. Troy
4. New Mexico St
4. Campbell

Slot Three
1. Arkansas
1. East Carolina
2. Southern Miss
2. South Carolina
3. Dallas Baptist
3. Ohio St
4. Oral Roberts

Slot Four
1. Texas
1. Ole Miss
2. Indiana
2. Tennessee Tech
3. Texas A&M
3. Missouri St
4. Texas Southern
4. St. Louis

Slot Five
1. Stanford
1. Coastal Carolina
2. Baylor
2. UConn
3. Cal St Fullerton
3. Washington
4. Wright St
4. LIU Brooklyn

Slot Six
1. Clemson
1. Florida St
2. Vanderbilt
2. Mississippi St
3. St. Johns
3. Oklahoma
4. Morehead St
4. Samford

Slot Seven
1. North Carolina
1. Stetson
2. Purdue
2. South Florida
3. Houston
3. Oklahoma St
4. NC A&T
4. Hartford

Slot Eight
1. Minnesota
1. Oregon St
2. LSU
3. Gonzaga
3. San Diego St
4. Canisius
4. Northwestern 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 a few years ago and I am going to stick with this 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 will have some ground to make up.

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 and by retweeting my link on Twitter (@zmills40). Just leave a link in the comments and I will chalk you up a point. Yes, you can get two free points just by pimping and retweeting.

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

Slot 1: Army
Slot 2: Duke
Slot 3: ECU
Slot 4: Indiana
Slot 5: Baylor
Slot 6: Clemson
Slot 7: Stetson
Slot 8: LSU
Link to your blog (which can be left on a separate comment, but must be submitted by Thursday night)

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.

As for the prize of this contest, I will be giving out a blaster of 2018 Topps Series 2. I used to give out signed photos that I got at the CWS, but they have quit bringing guys in to sign. But, at least you know what the prize is up front instead of waiting to see what I come home with.

All entries have to be left as a comment on this blog
. Also, all entrants need to have a blogger profile to enter. No anonymous entries.

If you have any questions, ask in the comments or email me at zman40 at hotmail dot com (or message me on Twitter). The deadline to enter the first phase of this contest is 11:00 AM (central) Friday and the retweet and link must be posted by midnight Thursday. Good luck and thanks for playing.


John Sharp said...

Giving it a shot!



Southern Miss






Greg Zakwin said...

Slot 1: Florida
Slot 2: Kent State
Slot 3: Oral Roberts
Slot 4: Texas
Slot 5: Cal St Fullerton
Slot 6: Vanderbilt
Slot 7: North Carolina
Slot 8: UCLA

Your Tweet was re-tweeted (@ArgyledPlaschke)

Rod Richards said...

slot 1: Army
slot 2: Troy
slot 3: Dallas Baptist
slot 4: tennessee tech
slot 5: baylor
slot 6: samford
slot 7: stetson
slot 8: Oregon State

The Lost Collector said...

Slot 1: NC State
Slot 2: Louisville
Slot 3: South Carolina
Slot 4: Texas
Slot 5: Cal St Fullerton
Slot 6: Florida State
Slot 7: UNC
Slot 8: UCLA

Thanks for the contest!

Kin said...

When I used to work in the Lids home office, I went to the CWS to work a few times. I have to say that for me, something was lost by moving it downtown. Not sure how you feel about that.

I'll go with these teams...

Texas Tech
Dallas Baptist (probably not, but the campus is about ten miles from me)
Coastal Carolina
Florida State
North Carolina
Oregon State

My blog is:

Thanks for the contest!


Greg Zakwin said...

Pimped good sir:

Joey Dean said...

1.Kent State
3.East Carolina
4.Texas A&M
7.North Carolina
8.Oregon State

Jeff Elbracht said...

Slot One: Florida
Slot Two: Texas Tech
Slot Three: South Carolina
Slot Four: Ole Miss
Slot Five: Baylor
Slot Six: Florida St
Slot Seven: Houston
Slot Eight: Oregon St

Wilson said...

Slot One: Florida
Slot Two: Georgia
Slot Three: Arkansas
Slot Four: Ole Miss
Slot Five: Stanford
Slot Six: Florida St
Slot Seven: North Carolina
Slot Eight: Oregon St

Wilson said...

Promoted it yesterday here, too: