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4/19/2011 6:56:36 PM

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
Posts: 2423
Let's get an early start this week because it's Easter this Sunday, which means the games begin on Thursday.

Here are the games. Numbers in parentheses are ISRs as of 4/18, place in conference, and rank by Perfect Game (when applicable).


  • ASU (ISR 9, 4th, 13 PG) at Cal (ISR 12, 2nd, 16 PG
  • UCLA (ISR 30, 3rd, 20 PG) at Stan (ISR 17, 7th, - PG)
  • WSU (ISR 52, 10th, - PG) at OSU (ISR 7, 1st, 9 PG)
  • Ariz (ISR 28, 6th, 23) at Ore (ISR 64, 8th, - PG)
  • USC (ISR 69, 5th, - PG) at UW (ISR 172, 9th, - PG)

The top series this week is 4th place ASU at 2nd place Cal. On paper, these teams look incredibly close. Give ASU the edge, but playing on the road has to even it up again. Since this series features two of the top four teams contending for the conference title, a series loss could knock the loser out of contention.
Next, 3rd place UCLA visits 7th place Stanford. That's a misleading 7th place, however, as Stanford's ISR attests, so this series shold be closer than those standings would indicate. UCLA is actually tied for second with Cal, buttheir overall record is lower, which is why I put them in 3rd place. But this series could have consequences on the conference championship, if UCLA does not prevail.
Last place Wazzu visits first place Oregon State. The way these teams are playing, this should be no contest, but Wazzu is OSU's nemesis in baseball. The Cougs own an all-time record of 224-185 against the Beavers. It'll take at least 11 years of sweeping the Cougs for Oregon State to get to the .500 mark. Is this weekend the start of that streak?
In Eugene, 6th place Arizona takes on the 8th place Ducks. Both teams are struggling for postseason legitimacy. This series could likely doom one...or both.
And lastly, 5th place USC visits 9th place Washington. The Huskies have proven they can play, with a series victory over Oregon two weeks ago.
But USC has proven it better, with series wins over Oregon and Stanford. Plus they took one game each from both Cal and UCLA, teams that swept the Huskies.
The reminders:

  • Vote for the team you expect to win and whether the results will be 3-0 or 2-1.
  • Pick teams in the exact order posted. This makes it easier for me to tabulate.
  • Use the team abbreviations listed in the sample below. (This means NO to "Furd" "UA" "WASH", etc.)
  • You can change your picks up until first pitch of the first game.
  • There are no prizes. We play for glory.
Points are awarded in the following manner:

Pick . . Result . . Pts.
3-0 . . . 3-0 . . . . . 6
. . . . . . 2-1 . . . . . 3
. . . . . . 1-2 . . . . . 1
. . . . . . 0-3 . . . . . 0

2-1 . . . 3-0 . . . . . 3
. . . . . . 2-1 . . . . . 4
. . . . . . 1-2 . . . . . 2
. . . . . . 0-3 . . . . . 1

A sample poll would look like this:

ASU 3-0
Stan 2-1
WSU 2-1
Ore 3-0
UW 3-0
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4/19/2011 8:13:25 PM

Florida Beaver
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Posts: 1216
Going to go a little against the grain this week (I think)

Cal 2-1
UCLA 2-1
OSU 3-0
Ariz 2-1
UW 2-1

A little nervous about the UCLA and UW picks.
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4/19/2011 9:38:39 PM

MostUnknown
MostUnknown
Posts: 156
Cal 2-1
UCLA 2-1
OSU 3-0
Ariz 3-0
USC 2-1

UCLA/Stanford could go one of about 6 different ways and I wouldn't be shocked.
edited by MostUnknown on 4/19/2011
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4/19/2011 10:10:30 PM

BeaverBeliever20
BeaverBeliever20
Posts: 129
ASU 2-1
UCLA 2-1
OSU 3-0
Arizona 3-0
USC 2-1
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4/19/2011 10:43:23 PM

BeaverBob
BeaverBob
Posts: 1458

ASU 2-1

Stan 2-1
Taking a big risk here, but I think Stanford will get back on track

OSU 3-0
I know this is a stretch after two previous weeks of OSU sweeps

Ore 3-0
I think the Ducks are ready to break out

USC 2-1
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4/20/2011 12:02:52 AM

Riverduck
Riverduck
Posts: 2290
Cal 2-1
UCLA 2-1
WSU 1-2
Ore- 3-0
USC 2-1

Thanks for the vote of confidence BB, I agree with you, but i am jaded.. lol
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4/20/2011 12:09:38 AM

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
Posts: 2423
Riverduck wrote:
Cal 2-1
UCLA 2-1
WSU 1-2
Ore- 3-0
USC 2-1

Thanks for the vote of confidence BB, I agree with you, but i am jaded.. lol

River, I need you to clarify that OSU score. WSU 1-2 is not an option. Do you mean WSU 2-1 or OSU 2-1?
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4/20/2011 6:51:20 AM

OpihiMan
OpihiMan
Posts: 1111
ASU 2-1
Stan 2-1
OSU 3-0
Ariz 2-1
USC 2-1

Only 1 sweep for me this week.
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4/20/2011 7:58:36 AM

SouthernBeaver
SouthernBeaver
Posts: 200
ASU 2-1
UCLA 2-1
OSU 3-0
Ariz 2-1
USC 2-1
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4/20/2011 12:05:22 PM

WCC1
WCC1
Posts: 11
Cal 2-1
Stan 2-1
OSU 3-0
Ariz 2-1
UW 2-1

The only one I'm sure of is OSU.
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4/20/2011 12:58:20 PM

ASU74
ASU74
Posts: 1036
ASU 3-0
UCLA 2-1
OSU 3-0
ARIZ 3-0
USC 3-0
***Contrarian & Bold this week***

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Go Devils !!
Fork Off
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4/20/2011 2:18:11 PM

BB41751
BB41751
Posts: 14
CAL 2-1
UCLA 3-0
OSU 3-0
ORE 2-1
USC 2-1
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4/20/2011 4:51:17 PM

borgguy
borgguy
Posts: 611
first time doing this but here goes
ASU 2-1
Stan 2-1 (gets back on track)
OSU 3-0 (im taking my kid to the saturday game)
Ariz 2-1 (sorry duckies)
USC 2-1

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GO BEAVS!
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4/20/2011 6:04:59 PM

YoYo
YoYo
Posts: 2
A virgin on this site so here goes....
ASU 2-1
UCLA 2-1
OSU 3-0
Arizona 2-1
USC 2-1
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4/20/2011 6:35:05 PM

WildCard85
WildCard85
Posts: 78
Here goes :
Cal 2-1
Stan 2-1
OSU 3-0
Ariz 2-1
USC 2-1
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4/20/2011 8:26:30 PM

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
Posts: 2423
Lotta newbies this week (which is good, to be expected...as this board grows). Those new to the game: I do like to know which Pac-10 team you root for. If you're outside the conference and just want to play, that's cool too. But if you pull for one particular team, let me know.

ASU74: That's the "boldest" (I might even use another superlative) prediction I've seen in a long time, but not outside plausibility. The more sweeps you predict, the greater the reward if you win, but also the greater the penalty if you lose, so good luck to you.

Lastly, I still need a response from RiverDuck about the OSU/WSU series. Right now you have a big yellow ZERO next to your name for that series, so give me the right prediction before tomorrow evening.
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4/20/2011 8:45:29 PM

SouthernBeaver
SouthernBeaver
Posts: 200
can't believe I'm jumping to the defense of a duck fan (one-time thing!), but I think if he doesn't see this in time, it would be fair to assume he means WSU will win the series 2-1 rather than give him a zero. He is, afterall, probably rooting for them heavily, and as you said, we tend to predict wins that we want sometimes, rather than what we think will happen.
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4/20/2011 9:43:54 PM

OregonStateChris
OregonStateChris
Posts: 12
ASU 2-1
UCLA 2-1
OSU 3-0
Ariz 2-1
USC 2-1
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4/20/2011 10:02:23 PM

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
Posts: 2423
SouthernBeaver wrote:
can't believe I'm jumping to the defense of a duck fan (one-time thing!), but I think if he doesn't see this in time, it would be fair to assume he means WSU will win the series 2-1 rather than give him a zero. He is, afterall, probably rooting for them heavily, and as you said, we tend to predict wins that we want sometimes, rather than what we think will happen.


OR...he simply refuses to say OSU 2-1 and sez Wazzu will go 1-2. As it is, I can at most provide him with one point regardless, since he'd have to vote for a sweep and get zero wins to yield a big yellow zero. But that's as far as I go. ;-)
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4/20/2011 10:46:44 PM

SouthernBeaver
SouthernBeaver
Posts: 200
that is fair! Basically you are treating it like he predicted 1-1, with a no-vote on a 3rd game.
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