Thursday, October 18, 2012

World Cup Predictions

Kinda. Obviously I'm not going to upset any of the competing teams by posting what I think is likely to happen to each of them at Cup and I'm certainly not going to predict a winner--y'all already know who I think will win--and if I don't believe in my team, who will? Okay, I don't think it's a foregone conclusion, I think it is possible. I think we are capable and probably one of the favorites. And I am confident we will get it done. (All that means is I'm just like everybody competing the for the title.)
What I am going to do is predict prelim records--but without saying (at least for right now) which teams end up with which records. In checking the rules it seems the Pro division will still move 6 teams on to Sunday and that the top two (best records, highest point differential) will get byes to the semis.
Most of the time when peeps make predictions they fail to take the actual prelim brackets into account and instead pick their favorites. I have broken down all the brackets to see who is playing who. I have picked winners and losers in every Pro match to reach the following outcome.
I predict--
2 teams will go 4-0.
3 teams will go 3-1.
5 teams will go 2-2.
1 team will go 1-3.
3 teams will go 0-4.
Only 1 of the 2-2 teams will make Sunday but that team will reach the semi-finals.

Now here is where y'all come in. I want you to post your top three predicted finishers in the comments. Pro only. If we get 50 responses I'll post my Sunday predictions--who makes the cut off. If we get 75 I'll include the seeding order of the Sunday Club. But you only have until next Wednesday so I can post up prediction details before the event begins Thursday morning. And who knows, if the comments receive more than 100 predictions I might post all my predicted prelim records with teams included next Thursday morning.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

1. Damage
2. Heat
3. Ironmen

Anonymous said...

1) Infamous
2) Damage
3) Russian Legion

J.Stein said...

Damage, heat, infamous

Anonymous said...

1) Heat
2) Infamous
3) Russians

Sorry Baca :(

Anonymous said...

1. Legion
2. Heat
3. Damage

Julio Fundora said...

Infamous
Damage
heat

Julio Fundora said...

Infamous
Damage
heat

NewPro said...

1. Damage
2. Heat
3. D Y N A S T Y

Anonymous said...

Legion
Damage
Heat

Anonymous said...

CEP
Vicious
Impact

JR Notorious said...

Damage
Infamous
Heat

Anonymous said...

Damage
Russians
Heat

Anonymous said...

Russians
Infamous
X-Factor

Anonymous said...

Heat
Dynasty
Infamous

Anonymous said...

Damage
Heat
187

Anonymous said...

I predict that there will be huge delays in the finals games as teams dispute reffing decisions.

Shane carter said...

I'm placing Infamous, Damage and Heat in the top 3, not necessarily in that order.
They've all been dominating this season, so unless something big shakes up World Cup, I don't see it changing.

David Painter said...

I came up with a slightly different breakdown...
4-0: 3 teams
3-1: 2 teams
2-2: 4 teams
1-3: 3 teams
0-4: 2 teams

Damage
Heat
Legion
Infamous

Neal said...

Ironmen
Damage
187

Anonymous said...

Russians
Heat
Dynasty

Anonymous said...

Vicious

Dynasty

XSV

Anonymous said...

Heat

Dynasty

Infamous

Anonymous said...

Ironmen
Dynasty
Damage

Anonymous said...

Heat
Damage
Infamous

Mike said...

Heat

Legion

Damage

Baca Loco said...

Dave,
Gotta disqualify your predictions. Closed system will have equal number of winners and losers and your math doesn't add up. :)

Almost halfway to the first reveal, kids. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Infamous
Damage
Heat

LMAO @ whoever said CEP

Tiffany said...

Damage
Heat
Infamous

jordantsai said...

Heat Damage Legion

john c said...

Heat
Damage
Infamous

Nick Brockdorff said...

Legion
Heat
Damage

Think the Russians will have gotten it right by now, and see them beat Heat narrowly in the final game (and no, I have not looked at the draw, so that might not actually be possible? :D)

Anonymous said...

Legion
Damage
XSV
Heat

Slava said...

1. Damage
2. Heat
3. Infamous

Anonymous said...

damage
legion
xfactor

dan. said...

damage
heat
infamous

Dave Painter said...

Baca,

Not sure what you mean....Maybe I wrote down the schedule wrong when I put it into excel....hum...

Found my mistake - should have been:
4-0: 3 teams
3-1: 2 teams
2-2: 3 teams
1-3: 4 teams
0-4: 2 teams

Anonymous said...

Heat
Russian Legion
Damage

Baca Loco said...

You're back in, Dave. ;) Last time your games broke down to 29 wins and 27 losses which can't happen. This group is 28-28 for wins & losses.

Anonymous said...

There wouldn't happen to be a nice graphic with matches (ala March Madness) style would there?

Not sure how playoff pairings would work so I'll throw out:

Infamous
Heat
Russians

They've been on fire each tournament.



Anonymous said...

-Heat
-Damage
-Rusians