2014 NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament Sudden Death Challenge

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  1. TopDawg

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    Welcome to the 3rd edition of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament Sudden Death Challenge. After having 0 winners back in 2012 we had 4 winners last year in Gracelhink, johndagolfer, Kirijax, and Woodrow1029 with the Ultimate Champion being Kirijax.

    Below are the rules to follow so happy pickin'.

    Rules of the game:

    1. 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 will clinch the last point.


    You can pick as far in advance as you want to so if you want to pick 1st and 2nd rounds at the same time go for it.

    Make your picks in the following format:

    Round 1: Texas, Notre Dame

    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.

    2013 Tournament thread is here if you want to see how it's done.

    Draw is Here

    Good luck to all!!
     
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  2. chris-swede

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    Round 1: Kentucky, UNC Tar Heels

    Round 2: Oklahoma, Florida Gators
     
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  3. tennisbuck

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    Round 1: Texas AM, Kentucky
     
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    Round 1: Texas, Kentucky
     
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    Round 1: Columbia, Mississippi State
     
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    Round 1: Notre Dame, Kentucky
     
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    Round 1: Mississippi State, Kentucky
     
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    Round 1: Duke, Notre Dame.
     
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    First Round; Columbia, Tennessee
     
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    Round 1; Mississippi State, Notre Dame
     
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    Round 1: Duke, Notre Dame
    Round 2: Texas, Illinois
     
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    Round 1: Columbia, Vanderbilt
    Round 2: Duke, Texas
     
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    Still waiting for my trophy TopDawg. lol
     
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    Round 1: Notre Dame and Kentucky
     
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    Round 1: Oklahoma State, Tennessee
    Round 2: North Carolina, Notre Dame
     
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    Round 1: Miss State, Notre Dame
     
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    Round 1: Columbia, Duke
    Round 2: Georgia, Illinois
     
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    Round 1: Texas, Georgia
    Round 2: Texas A&M, UNC
     
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    Round 1: Illinois, Notre Dame
    Round 2: Texas, Texas A&M
     
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    Round 1: Illinois, Texas
     
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    Round 2: Texas, Illinois
     
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  25. Hmmmmm

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    second round pick: north carolina and Illinois
     
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    2nd round: Georgia, Illinois
     
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    RD 1 Update: Columbia, Tennessee
     
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    Round 2: North Carolina and Georgia
     
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    round 2: Texas and North Carolina
     
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    Round 2: Texas, Illinois
     
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    Round 2 Illinois , North Carolina
     
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    Round 2: Baylor, Georgia
     
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    Round Two: Baylor, Georgia.
     
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  34. Kirijax

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    Illinois getting ready to give a lot of people Sudden Death.
     
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    Very surprised people opted for Illinois. Always thought Memphis were capable of an upset and there were a lot more straightforward options to go with...
     
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    Always knew Illinois would take it. Lol
     
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    Second round: North Carolina and Georgia.
     
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    So far only 1 eliminated through the 1st round - Scoreboard
     
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    Round 2: Georgia, and Oklahoma
     
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  40. TopDawg

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    Aggies sunk me
     
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  41. ClarkC

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    Now the rounds get really interesting. Looking ahead, should you take a chance in the round of 16 to get more flexibility later, or take a surer pick in the round of 16 and risk being forced to pick a fairly even match in the quarters? I think I will wait a few days for injury reports (not that colleges will ever reveal any info).

    Pasha of Georgia and Naumann of Texas are the current injury wild cards.
     
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  42. Clemson_tennis

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    Jomby as well although Oklahoma shoukd win regardless.

    Naumann certainly didn't seem injured Saturday. But could have been.
     
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  44. ClarkC

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    You only have to pick one each round starting in round 3.
     
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    5 eliminated so far with 16 still alive - Scoreboard
     
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    Round 16: UCLA
     
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  49. wrxinsc

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    oops --- since I only have to pick one now.

    R16: UCLA
     
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    Baylor for me.
     
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