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Third Annual CAG NCAA March Madness Tourney Contest (Winning Scenarios In Post #203)


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#181 io

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 09:36 PM

If Georgetown wins I'll have picked the whole Final Four right. That doesn't affect me in the pool, though. All that I need is Florida and Ohio State.

Then again, it's not very hard to pick the whole final four when the lowest seed getting in is a two seed.


So I'm guessing Oregon lost? I haven't looked yet. Oh well, I'm done then...

#182 y2jedi

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 09:40 PM

The Ducks were just another animal known as Gator Bait. Good game though.
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#183 io

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 09:48 PM

The Ducks were just another animal known as Gator Bait. Good game though.


Heh, I missed it (except for bits of the first half). Though I live in OR I'm no Ducks fan (nor Beavers fan for that matter). As far as I'm concerned, if Florida and UNC or Ohio State play in the final that is a total yawn-fest. I won't even bother watching. No drama or excitement there. UCLA only holds mild interest for me as they are a Pac-10 team, though I hate them with a passion so I'm conflicted there ;). I do have UNC winning the championship so I can still score points. If I could ever get this rumored scenario generator to work I could see if I even have a shot in the pool. Every time I bring it up I get a pop-up window with a broken image link and nothing happens when I click on it. Yeah, great tool there ;). Either that or MS sucks (XP + IE).

#184 Cow_tipper

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 10:45 PM

The scenario generator works fine for me both on Firefox and on IE7.

#185 craven_fiend

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 11:28 PM

And no UNC in the Final Four, woo hoo.
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#186 swetooth9

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 11:45 PM

And no UNC in the Final Four, woo hoo.


hey at least they got to the elite 8 :booty:

i had Gtown winning anyway...all my final four teams are alive!!!

but i did the scenario generator and i still can't win it all...if i get all my picks right, then the best i can do is tie for 2nd place :(

#187 Romis

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 12:04 AM

I got the senario generator to work , fine for me on IE & firefox too

#188 io

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 12:09 AM

Every time I run it I get the invalid image. I also can't use store locator at Best Buy. I think mine is being flaky - maybe I should see if there's an update ;).

Doesn't matter at this point, if UNC lost that was my champion. I can only score one more win (UCLA) and that's it. D'oh! And I had been moving up (to 12th) as of this morning.

#189 doc005

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 02:36 AM

wow I can still win. Just have to have Georgetown win the whole tourney and to have Florida come in second.
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#190 Backlash

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 02:40 AM

I am now out. UNC really could have won that. They were comfortably ahead the whole second half, and then they just quit playing their game with 5 or 6 mins to go.

#191 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 03:49 AM

It's down to that time where the winners are emerging quickly from the rest of the pack. Here's the Top 3 as it stands right now:

1. Romis - 107
2. Phantoms - 105
t-3. nymanium's choice - 104
t-3. Tyga24 - 104
t-3. Mathrandir - 104
t-3. Boston Collow FTW!!! - 104

Let's run through the scenarios for the Final Four games and championship (color coded for ease and these are bracket names to save confusion):

Florida wins, Georgetown wins:
1. Phantoms - 137
t-2. Tyga24 - 136
t-2. Boston College FTW!!! - 136

After that, if Florida wins:
1. Phantoms - 169
t-2. Tyga24 - 168
t-2. Boston College FTW!!! - 168

Or if Georgetown wins:
1. doc005 - 156
2. theeipi - 154
3. wubb's picks - 153

Florida wins, Ohio State wins:
t-1. nymanium's choice - 136
t-1. Mathrandir - 136
3. Cow_Tipper - 133

After that, if Florida wins:
1. Cow_Tipper - 165
2. Phantoms - 153
t-3. Tyga24 - 152
t-3. Boston College FTW!!! - 152

Or Ohio State wins:
t-1. nymanium's choice - 168
t-1. Mathrandir - 168
3. nyyanksfan20 - 162

UCLA wins, Georgetown wins:
1. Romis - 139
2. The Axl Roses - 129
3. Phantoms - 121

After that, UCLA wins:
1. Romis - 171
2. The Axl Roses - 161
3. DomLando - 144

Or Georgetown wins:
1. neudogs - 152
2. doc005 - 140
3. Romis - 139

UCLA wins, Ohio State wins:
1. luffy_kun - 133
2. rmb - 129
3. DomLando - 128

After that, UCLA wins:
1. DomLando - 160
2. Romis - 155
3. The Axl Roses - 145

Or Ohio State wins:
1. luffy_kun - 165
2. rmb - 161
3. slidecage - 125 (so much for it being over after the first round, right?)

See if that changes who you'll be rooting for next weekend.

#192 wubb

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 07:11 PM

Still have a shot at #3 for me I see. Thanks for the scenarios Frisky.

Had 7 of 8 Elite Eight teams, but only 2 of the 4 Final Four squads.

Even nicer is that I'd love to see a Florida - Gtown final with Gtown stopping the repeat, just as a basketball fan. Florida - Ohio State wouldn't be too shabby either. Should be an awesome final 3 games.

#193 swetooth9

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 08:24 PM

my friend is actually going...lucky bastard...

anyway, what happens if people are tied for a place for the prizes?

#194 TehMuff1nM4n

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:11 PM

my friend is actually going...lucky bastard...

anyway, what happens if people are tied for a place for the prizes?


Yahoo has a tiebreaker system. Remember when you had to guess the score of the final game?

#195 Backlash

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:50 PM

I had 7 of the last 8 and 3 of the Final Four, but I still am out - a testament to my horrible first round. Really, it stems from the way the pool is scored, which is basically that it's almost impossible to win without picking the actual champion.

No complaint on this pool at all (thanks again for setting it up Frisky), but I do prefer scoring systems where the points don't double every round. Sportsline.com lets you set your own point system for the groups, which is nice. On the other hand, it doesn't have the sweet scenario generator.

#196 ihadFG

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:56 PM

I like pools where you get more points for picking upsets. For example, if you correctly picked a number 1 seed to win, you get 1 point plus the points for that round. If you correctly picked a number 16 seed, you would get 16 points plus the points for that round.

#197 slidecage

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 10:49 PM

It's down to that time where the winners are emerging quickly from the rest of the pack. Here's the Top 3 as it stands right now:



Or Ohio State wins:
1. luffy_kun - 165
2. rmb - 161
3. slidecage - 125 (so much for it being over after the first round, right?)

See if that changes who you'll be rooting for next weekend.



if that happens the moon will explode LOL .
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#198 nwaugh

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 10:59 PM

I like pools where you get more points for picking upsets. For example, if you correctly picked a number 1 seed to win, you get 1 point plus the points for that round. If you correctly picked a number 16 seed, you would get 16 points plus the points for that round.

I like upset pools too, but the way I usually score it is to award a score based on the difference of the seeds when an upset occurs, and then have a round multiplier on top of that. So suppose a 16 beats a 1 in the first round - then the score awarded is 15 (15 x 1). If that same matchup happened in the second round (I know it's impossible) then a win by the 16 would give 30 points (15 x 2).

#199 Backlash

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 11:11 PM

I like upset pools too, but the way I usually score it is to award a score based on the difference of the seeds when an upset occurs, and then have a round multiplier on top of that. So suppose a 16 beats a 1 in the first round - then the score awarded is 15 (15 x 1). If that same matchup happened in the second round (I know it's impossible) then a win by the 16 would give 30 points (15 x 2).


That rewards upsets so much that you could probably win just by picking all upsets even if all your teams were out by the third round. Another way would be to just give a fixed bonus per upset, like maybe the round score again (e.g. get an extra 2 points for upsets in the second round, etc).

#200 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 11:50 PM

my friend is actually going...lucky bastard...

anyway, what happens if people are tied for a place for the prizes?

I have an idea, but I'll post about it if Florida wins since that means there's a 75% chance of that happening. If UCLA wins, we're in the clear. ;)

#201 nwaugh

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 04:25 PM

That rewards upsets so much that you could probably win just by picking all upsets even if all your teams were out by the third round. Another way would be to just give a fixed bonus per upset, like maybe the round score again (e.g. get an extra 2 points for upsets in the second round, etc).

Not even close. The multiplier ensures that later rounds are so valuable that you can't afford to lose high seeds (who are more likely to go farther). While there is some incentive to pick upsets early, you're out of the running in the later rounds if you eliminate the top seeds.

#202 luffy_kun

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 12:08 AM

one down, one to go, go UCLA!
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#203 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 12:14 AM

Florida wins, Ohio State wins:
t-1. nymanium's choice - 136
t-1. Mathrandir - 136
3. Cow_Tipper - 133

After that, if Florida wins:
1. Cow_Tipper - 165
2. Phantoms - 153
t-3. Tyga24 - 152
t-3. Boston College FTW!!! - 152

Or Ohio State wins:
t-1. nymanium's choice - 168
t-1. Mathrandir - 168
3. nyyanksfan20 - 162

Our current scenarios with the Ohio State win (woot!) and Florida win.

#204 swetooth9

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 12:24 AM

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c'mon florida..win the whole damn thing, dammit! haha

#205 slidecage

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 12:28 AM

Florida wins, Ohio State wins:
t-1. nymanium's choice - 136
t-1. Mathrandir - 136
3. Cow_Tipper - 133

After that, if Florida wins:
1. Cow_Tipper - 165
2. Phantoms - 153
t-3. Tyga24 - 152
t-3. Boston College FTW!!! - 152

Or Ohio State wins:
t-1. nymanium's choice - 168
t-1. Mathrandir - 168
3. nyyanksfan20 - 162

UCLA wins, Ohio State wins:
1. luffy_kun - 133
2. rmb - 129
3. DomLando - 128

After that, UCLA wins:
1. DomLando - 160
2. Romis - 155
3. The Axl Roses - 145

Or Ohio State wins:
1. luffy_kun - 165
2. rmb - 161
3. slidecage - 155

Our current scenarios with the Ohio State win (woot!).



come on UCLA BEAT THEM I WANT TO FINSH IN 3rd WOOOOOO (no chance in hell though
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#206 Cow_tipper

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 01:54 AM

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c'mon florida..win the whole damn thing, dammit! haha


QFT Go Florida! I'm surprised that I'm still in this thing after how many games I got wrong earlier.

#207 neudog

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 02:41 AM

Well I had fun while it lasted. RIP Hoyas:-(
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#208 slidecage

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:00 AM

well there goes my chance to win something for free : ( stupid UCLA
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#209 swetooth9

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:06 AM

one more win FL...cmon..i want some free stuff :p

#210 slidecage

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:07 AM

Florida wins, Ohio State wins:
t-1. nymanium's choice - 136
t-1. Mathrandir - 136
3. Cow_Tipper - 133

After that, if Florida wins:
1. Cow_Tipper - 165
2. Phantoms - 153
t-3. Tyga24 - 152
t-3. Boston College FTW!!! - 152

Or Ohio State wins:
t-1. nymanium's choice - 168
t-1. Mathrandir - 168
3. nyyanksfan20 - 162

UCLA wins, Ohio State wins:
1. luffy_kun - 133
2. rmb - 129
3. DomLando - 128

After that, UCLA wins:
1. DomLando - 160
2. Romis - 155
3. The Axl Roses - 145

Or Ohio State wins:
1. luffy_kun - 165
2. rmb - 161
3. slidecage - 155

Our current scenarios with the Ohio State win (woot!).



out of the running to win anything : (

ohio state wins if im counting it right i should have 155 pts ??? if i added right. no where near what i need to win

florida wins i should have 107 pts way off

if yahoo has it right right now ranked 15th... how florida is just rolling over teams and ohio state almost knocked off twice already i doubt Ohio can take down florida

o well
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