2012 NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament Sudden Death Challenge

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  1. TopDawg

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    Welcome to Inaugural NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament Sudden Death Challenge. For those that have been on the Pro Results Board you've seen this for all the Masters level events. I thought it'd be fun to do it for the NCAAs. Winner gets bragging rights for the next year.

    Rules of the game:

    1. Every day of the tournament that day's matches will be posted. You pick a team or teams who you think are going to win. It's a knock out-system: if the team(s) you picked wins, you're through to the next round. If they lose, you're out.

    2. For the 1st 2 rounds, you have to pick two (2) teams per round. Starting in the Round of 16 and for the quarters, semis and finals you pick one (1) team per round.

    3. During the tournament you can only pick a team ONCE. The goal is to stay in it by picking teams that you expect to win but not necessarily win it all. You don’t want to waste a pick on one of the Big 5 early otherwise even if you make it to the finals you won’t have a team left to pick. If you somehow have no teams left to pick, you're out.

    4. Your pick(s) have to be in before the start of the match.

    5. If you want to change you pick, make a new post quoting the old pick. Edited posts containing picks will not be taken into account.

    6. The winner is the last one standing – if there are multiple people still alive going into the finals they’ll be a tiebreaker added in. The tiebreaker will be to not only pick a winner but to also pick the score and pick who wins the individual matches.


    With the 1st and 2nd rounds running back to back days on either Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday and with some 2nd round matches being held at the same time as 1st round matches it will be permissible for you to pick your 2 winners for both rounds at the same time. Of course if one of those teams loses in the 1st round you're out.

    Make your picks in the following format:

    Round 1: USC, UCLA

    I'll post results at the end of each day and I'll make sure the days matches are posted as early as possible. If you have any questions about the format, etc. let me know.

    Good luck to all!!

    Current Picks
     
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  2. jaggy

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    I am not good at remembering to do these but for what its worth since Feddy will win easily, I will try to remember.
     
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    1st Round Matches

    You only need to pick 2 winners from all these matches. You do NOT have to pick 1 winner from Friday and 1 from Saturday, they can both be from the same day or be spread out between the 2 days.

    Day 1 of Round 1 of the NCAAs - Friday May 11th
    Auburn (17-32) vs Drake (33-48 ) at Champaign IL
    Western Michigan (49-64) vs Illinois (16) at Champaign IL
    Mississippi State (9) vs (49-64) Alcorn State at Starkville MS
    Baylor (17-32) vs Memphis (33-48 ) at Starksville MS
    Indiana (17-32) vs Louisville (33-48 ) at Lexington KY
    Radford (49-64) vs Kentucky (6) at Lexington KY
    Pepperdine (7) vs Green Bay (49-64) at Malibu CA
    Washington (17-32) vs North Carolina State (33-48 ) at Malibu CA
    Tulsa (17-32) vs Minnesota (33-48 ) at Norman OK
    UMKC (49-64) vs Oklahoma (10) at Norman OK

    Day 2 of Round 1 of the NCAAs - Saturday May 12th
    USC (1) vs Fairfield (49-64) at Los Angeles CA
    Texas A&M (17-32) vs South Carolina (33-48 ) at Los Angeles CA
    LSU (17-32) vs Northwestern (33-48 ) at Durham NC
    Georgia Washington (49-64) vs Duke (8 ) at Durham NC
    Ohio State (5) vs East Tennessee State (49-64) at Columbus OH
    Notre Dame (17-32) vs Vanderbilt (33-48 ) at Columbus OH
    Harvard (17-32) vs Virginia Tech (33-48 ) at Gainesville FL
    Navy (49-64) vs Florida (12) at Gainesville FL
    Ole Miss (13) vs Binghamton (49-64) at Oxford MS
    Michigan (17-32) vs Middle Tennessee State (33-48 ) at Oxford MS
    San Diego (17-32) vs Fresno State (33-48 ) at Los Angeles CA
    Eastern Kentucky (49-64) vs UCLA (4) at Los Angeles CA
    Virginia (3) vs Fairleigh Dickinson (49-64) at Charlottesville VA
    VCU (17-32) vs Columbia (33-48 ) at Charlottesville VA
    Texas Tech (17-32) vs Cal-Poly (33-48 ) at Berkeley CA
    UTSA (49-64) vs Cal (14) at Berkeley CA
    Stanford (11) vs Sacramento State (49-64) at Palo Alto CA
    Texas (17-32) vs Santa Clara (33-48 ) at Palo Alto CA
    North Carolina (15) vs College of Charleston (49-64) at Chapel Hill NC
    Tennessee (17-32) vs UNC Wilmington (33-48 ) at Chapel Hill NC
    Florida State (17-32) vs Boise State (33-48 ) at Athens GA
    South Carolina State (49-64) vs Georgia (2) at Athens GA
     
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  4. TopDawg

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    TopDawg's Round 1 Picks

    Round 1: Ole Miss, Cal
     
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    Round 1: Illinois, Auburn
     
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    Great minds think alike. :)

    Round 1: Illinois, Auburn
     
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    Round 1: Oklahoma, Pepperdine
     
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    Round 1: Auburn, Tennessee
     
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    Rd 1 - Cal, Stanford
     
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    what about round 2 ?
     
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    Round 1-Auburn, Illinois
     
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    You don't pick round 2 until round 1 is finished.
     
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    ...............
     
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    Day 1: Tennessee, LSU
     
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    just for you feddie (and because i may forget to post again b/t rds 1 and 2)

    rd 2 - UF, Pepperdine
     
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    We're up to 8 entries - lets get this up to at least 20. Easy to play - just pick 2 round 1 winners.
     
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    Unfortunately, even though the tournament is upon on us looks like all people care about are those stupid foreigners vs Americans threads.
     
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    Round 1:
    VCU, Baylor
     
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    Round 1:
    Stanford and UNC
     
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    1st Round - Cal, Mich
    2nd Round - Florida, Illinois
     
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    We're up to 11 entries - keep them coming. I updated the current picks in my original post.
     
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    Round 1: Miss St., Stanford
    Round 2: Duke, Pepperdine
     
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    Missed this one. Matches probably started already, so I'll throw in a left coast pick for today.
    Round 1
    Washington
    Cal
     
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    Round 2 of the NCAAs - Saturday May 12th

    Auburn (17-32) vs Illinois (16) at Champaign IL
    Mississippi State (9) vs Baylor (17-32) at Starksville MS
    Indiana (17-32) vs Kentucky (6) at Lexington KY
    Pepperdine (7) vs Washington (17-32) at Malibu CA
    Tulsa (17-32) vs Oklahoma (10) at Norman OK

    If you haven't made your 2nd round picks you can choose from these 5 matches or wait until Sunday. Some tough matchups here.
     
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    Nobody missed any today - Clemson, Clark, 10isplayer, & Satsuma got both right. The rest of us have our matches tomorrow.
     
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    Some very tough matches. Was tempted to pick none of them, however ...

    I will pick Mississippi State on Saturday and then pick one of the Sunday matches.
     
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    Kentucky for round 2 Saturday.
     
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    Round 2: Assuming I survive Rd 1
    Pepperdine and Illinois
     
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    I will pick kentucky and then save my other pick for one of sunday's matches
     
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    So I'm supposed the pick two teams who I think will win the second round....tough one.....I'll go with...

    Florida
    North Carolina
     
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    Round 2
    Florida, Ole Miss
     
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    round 2

    Florida
    Duke
     
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    No one out yet but Illinois is in a war right now against Auburn. For those still needing to make picks, me included, here are the other 2nd round matches.

    Round 2 of the NCAAs - Sunday May 13th
    USC (1) vs Texas A&M (17-32) at Los Angeles CA
    LSU (17-32) vs Duke (8 ) at Durham NC
    Ohio State (5) vs Notre Dame (17-32) at Columbus OH
    Harvard (17-32) vs Florida (12) at Gainesville FL
    Ole Miss (13) vs Michigan (17-32) at Oxford MS
    San Diego (17-32) vs UCLA (4) at Los Angeles CA
    Virginia (3) vs VCU (17-32) at Charlottesville VA
    Texas Tech (17-32) vs Cal (14) at Berkeley CA
    Stanford (11) vs Santa Clara (33-48 ) at Palo Alto CA
    North Carolina (15) vs Tennessee (17-32) at Chapel Hill NC
    Florida State (17-32) vs Georgia (2) at Athens GA
     
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    now that the final 16 is shaping up, here are the rest of my picks :)

    16: Ohio St
    8: UGA
    4: UVA
    2: USC

    how much money do i win? (next year perhaps we should extend picking 2 teams until the quarters or even semis - this challenge is going to have multiple winners even given the small number of entries this year, i'm guessing)
     
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    though, i may very well switch UGA and UVA if the bottom half of UVA's lineup doesn't impress me in the rd of 16, or if Domi looks like he still can't handle the rowdy crowds
     
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    Florida for my other 2nd round pick, please.
     
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    Duke & Florida are my 2nd round picks
     
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    My second pick for this round is florida
     
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    I'll take Cal and Florida for the second round.
     
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    Rd 2: Ole Miss and Florida
     
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    I have been visited by the Grim Reaper of tennis Sudden Death. :)
     
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    Wow, folks are loving the Gators here. I saw some of Harvard beating VT and I'm a little nervous. They are a strong team this year.
     
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    Round of 16 Matches - Friday, May18th

    USC (1) vs Illinois (16)
    Duke (8 ) vs Baylor (17-32)
    Ohio State (5) vs Florida (12)
    UCLA (4) vs Ole Miss (13)
    Virginia (3) vs Cal (14)
    Kentucky (6) vs Stanford (11)
    Pepperdine (7) vs Tulsa (17-32)
    Georgia (2) vs North Carolina (15)

    Get pick in before 9am Friday. Only 1 casualty so far - everyone else still alive. Cal nearly took out The Wreck but they came from behind to get the W. If you want to make your picks in advance for other rounds go ahead.
     
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    QF Pick: Duke
     
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    Round of 16

    Pepperdine or Duke? Coin Flip!

    Duke it is!
     
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    You do mean round of 16 right?
     
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    Pepperdine for me in the R16
     
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    R16: pepperdine.

    Topdawg on your matches you have UVA as a 1 seed instead of 3.
     
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    yeah sorry was getting my dates mixed up. Sorry..
     
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