2020 NCAA Pick'Em

125lbs. 2 - COVID-19
133lbs. 6 - Austin Desanto - IOWA
141lbs. 3 - COVID-19
149lbs. 7 - COVID-19
157lbs. 13 - COVID-19
165lbs. 8 - COVID-19
174lbs. 4 - COVID-19
184lbs. 10 - COVID-19
197lbs. 1 - COVID-19
285lbs. 5 - COVID-19

Won't convince me to pick anyone (or thing) over Desanto.
winner winner, chicken dinner
 

bdhof

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OK, I'm really bored and desperate for something to do. I've looked at corona stats as much as I care to do. I'm tired of calculating how much I've lost in stocks. And I'm exhausted from driving around to every store imaginable searching for toilet paper. So, I decided to go ahead w/ the NCAA 2020 Pick'Em. Trackwrestling is doing a simulation, based on something called Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling technique. I actually think it's a made-up phrase by someone who is just messing with us, likely China. Anyway, they go through each bracket as if the tourney was taking place. Many matches have outcomes that are very improbable, kind of like Moore losing to an unseeded wrestler 2x when he's seeded #1 in the 2018 NCAAs. I thought that with only 11 other teams entered this year, maybe my chances of winning a Pick'Em would be greatly enhanced. So I thought I'd run the numbers and see what happened. We still have the placement matches and finals today, but here's where we stand this morning:

1 - Redflagday - 128.5
2 - Buckeyes7 - 119.5
3 - kidwrestle - 117.5
4 - CoachHoversten - 115
5 - GWF - 111
6 - DrFunknstein - 106.5
7 - Sunnyred - 92
8 - said_aouita - 91.5
9 - bdhof - 88
10 - OaSgUr2013 - 84
11 - CalendarCow54 - 78.5
12 - beaverfan - 75.5
 
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bdhof

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And, unfortunately, my chances of winning are not greatly enhanced, even in a watered down field.
 

Pope Francis 1

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I plugged in my picks and finished in first place. Congrats to me!
Also please note the new "social distancing" policy by the CDC calls for spacing between humans equal to....... "the length of an adult Llama"

1- Pope Francis - 750
2- Redflagday - 128.5
3- Buckeyes7 - 119.5
4- kidwrestle - 117.5
5- CoachHoversten - 11
6- GWF - 111
7- DrFunknstein - 106.5
8- Sunnyred - 92
9- said_aouita - 91.5
10- bdhof - 88
11- OaSgUr2013 - 84
12- CalendarCow54 - 78.5
13- beaverfan - 75.5
 

bdhof

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Final
1 - Redflagday - 162

2 - kidwrestle - 137
3 - CoachHoversten - 134
4 - Buckeyes7 - 133
5 - GWF - 125
6 - DrFunknstein - 114
7 - Sunnyred - 107.5
8 - bdhof - 106.5
9 - CalendarCow54 - 104
10 - OaSgUr2013 - 98
11 - said_aouita - 96
12 - beaverfan - 85
 

bdhof

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In a small field of competitors, congrats are due to Redflagday, winning the 2020 Mythical NCAA Pick'Em. And of course, congrats to beaverfan for winning the Penguin Award. And, congrats are due to the Pope, because he's the Pope.
 

bdhof

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Redflagday 125lbs 1 Spencer Lee IOWA 24.5
Redflagday 133lbs 5 Roman Bravo PSU 19
Redflagday 141lbs 6 Chad Red NEB 15.5
Redflagday 149lbs 3 Sammy Sasso OHST 13.5
Redflagday 157lbs 2 Hayden Hidlay NCST 19
Redflagday 165lbs 8 Evan Wick WISC 15.5
Redflagday 174lbs 4 Dylan Lydy PUR 13.5
Redflagday 184lbs 11 Abe Assad IOWA 13.5
Redflagday 197lbs 7 Jay Aiello UVA 13.5
Redflagday 285lbs 9 Jordan Wood LEH 14.5
Redflagday team 162
 

bdhof

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beaverfan 125lbs 2 Pat Glory PRIN 16.5
beaverfan 133lbs 9 Noah Gosner – CAMP CAMP 0.5
beaverfan 141lbs 8 Joshua Heil – CAMP CAMP 14.5
beaverfan 149lbs 7 Brayton Lee MINN 2
beaverfan 157lbs 3 David Carr ISU 11
beaverfan 165lbs 1 Alex Marinelli – IOWA IOWA 20
beaverfan 174lbs 6 Kaleb Romero OHST 2
beaverfan 184lbs 14 Rocky Jordan OHST 1
beaverfan 197lbs 4 Ben Darmstadt COR 5.5
beaverfan 285lbs 5 Matt Stencel CMU 12
beaverfan team 85
 

OCEagle

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I'm a little late with my picks, can I still send them in for the mythical championships.....? Was there a deadline? lol
 

bdhof

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I'm a little late with my picks, can I still send them in for the mythical championships.....? Was there a deadline? lol
Go ahead and submit your team. But, even after the fact, it will be difficult to top Redflagday.
 

OCEagle

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Go ahead and submit your team. But, even after the fact, it will be difficult to top Redflagday.

I was just joking since I was a couple hours late on the Big Ten pick-em and promised I wouldn't be late on the NCAA picks....never thought there would be a simulated tournament - which was a good idea. I hear the pay-out was the same as all the other years, with the winner getting their name added to the mythical champions trophy. Maybe it's just a rumor.
 

bdhof

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I was just joking since I was a couple hours late on the Big Ten pick-em and promised I wouldn't be late on the NCAA picks....never thought there would be a simulated tournament - which was a good idea. I hear the pay-out was the same as all the other years, with the winner getting their name added to the mythical champions trophy. Maybe it's just a rumor.
There will be an asterisk.
 

bdhof

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Here's my "after the fact" team. I'm not sure if anyone can beat this team.

125lbs 3 Piccininni OKST 20
133lbs 6 Desanto IOWA 22
141lbs 14 Hone OKST 9
149lbs 5 Lewallen OKST 22
157lbs 4 Dellavecchia RID 15.5
165lbs 8 Wick WISC 15.5
174lbs 10 Labriola NEB 8
184lbs 1 Lujan UNI 25
197lbs 7 Aiello UVA 13.5
285lbs 2 Parris MICH 25.5
team 176
 
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