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2/28/2012 7:43:54 PM

Dodger Matt
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Week 3

A couple of good OOC series this week. For a change, I’ve slipped Stanford down one slot on the importance/interest scale because Fresno State is not as high-profile an opponent as their last two (or next week’s). And I think USC vs. UNC could be a good series. The Trojans will still be underdogs, but I think they can take at least one, and if they do, that would be a pretty good indication of how much Frank Cruz has done to turn this program around. Long Beach at Oregon also looks pretty good, after CSULB took the series from Cal last week, and Oregon is on the rise after winning seven straight, including sweeping Vanderbilt on the road. Next we have ASU and OSU playing the exact same four opponents in Surprise. I’ve decided to limit this to the same three teams for both squads (we’re leaving St. Louis out since I think they are probably the weakest of the four), so we can get a more even comparison. So OSU’s Thursday night game will be the start of this week’s action, and we’ll skip their Saturday game. St. Joe at UW and Sac State at UCLA look pretty similar, with both home teams favored, but the Huskies probably looked like an underdog to most casual observers before the season started. With a 5-3 record and series wins over SDSU and UCI, UW looks pretty good, now and St. Joe--with a disappointing 1-5 record and recent sweep at the hands of East Tennessee State--looks pretty weak. In the clearly overmatched category, we have Northern Colorado visiting Wazzu (another “cold weather” team looking to warm up in the Palouse?), Lehigh at Cal, and Harvard at Arizona. Northern Colorado is 0-4, having been swept by the same NDSU team that took one of three from Arizona opening weekend. NDSU beat the Bears by a combined score of 58-12 over four games. Lehigh, of the Patriot League, is 2-2 after playing one tournament last weekend. This series against the Wildcats will be Harvard’s first games of the season. Finally, as my apathy is in danger of turning to antipathy if Utah doesn’t make some progress defending the Pac-12 flag, the Utes take on Alabama-Birmingham. UAB is 5-2, including an opening day upset of Clemson.

This week's games
  • #29 USC at #6 North Carolina (YUNC)
  • #2 Stanford at Fresno State (XFS)
  • Long Beach State (YLB) at #23 Oregon
  • #24 Oregon State vs. St. Mary/Winthrop/ Northern Illinois (Z1)
  • #11 Arizona State vs. Northern Illinois/ Winthrop/St. Mary (Z2)
  • St. Joseph (XSTJ) at Washington
  • Sacramento State (YSAC) at #25 UCLA
  • Northern Colorado (ZNC) at Washington State
  • Lehigh (XL) at Cal
  • Harvard (XH) at #14 Arizona
  • Utah at UAB (YUAB)
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2/29/2012 12:22:32 PM

ASU74
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North Carolina (YUNC) 2-1
Stanford 3-0
Oregon 3-0
Oregon State 2-1
ASU 3-0
Washington 3-0
UCLA 2-1
Washington State 3-0
Cal 3-0
U of A 3-0
UAB (YUAB) 3-0
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2/29/2012 1:25:17 PM

FullertonBaseballFan
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UNC 2-1
STAN 3-0
ORE 2-1
OSU 2-1
ASU 3-0
UW 3-0
UCLA 3-0
WSU 3-0
CAL 3-0
AZ 3-0
UAB 2-1
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2/29/2012 6:30:13 PM

ConnorOSU
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UNC 2-1
Stan 3-0
UO 2-1
OSU 2-1
ASU 3-0
UW 3-0
WSU 3-0
Cal 3-0
UA 3-0
UAB 2-1
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2/29/2012 7:36:05 PM

WildCard85
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YUNC 2-1
STAN 3-0 (expecting another 30+ run weekend)
YLB 2-1
OSU 3-0
ASU 3-0
UW 3-0
UCLA 3-0
WSU 2-1
Cal 3-0
YUAB 3-0
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2/29/2012 9:26:44 PM

Florida Beaver
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YUNC 2-1
Stanford 3-0
Oregon 2-1
Oregon State 3-0
ASU 3-0
Washington 2-1
UCLA 3-0
WSU 3-0
Cal 2-1
Arizona 3-0
YUAB 2-1

This is dam exciting, ain't it?
GO BEAVS!!!!
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2/29/2012 10:00:38 PM

BeaverBob
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USC 2-1
Stanford 3-0
Oregon 2-1
Oregon State 2-1
ASU 3-0
Washington 2-1
UCLA 3-0
WSU 2-1
Cal 3-1
Arizona 3-0
YUAB 2-1


I second FB’s comments. Damn exciting. Thanks DM for giving meaning to my life. The best scenario for week three – Beavers go 3-0, and the Ducks go 0-3. Sorry RD.
edited by BeaverBob on 2/29/2012
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2/29/2012 11:04:04 PM

Dodger Matt
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Hmm, slow week. Remember, first game starts tomorrow at 1pm. Tonight's the night to get yer votes in.

ConnorOSU wrote:
UNC 2-1
Stan 3-0
UO 2-1
OSU 2-1
ASU 3-0
UW 3-0
WSU 3-0
Cal 3-0
UA 3-0
UAB 2-1

Connor, you skipped UCLA.
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2/29/2012 11:06:11 PM

Dodger Matt
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WildCard85 wrote:
YUNC 2-1
STAN 3-0 (expecting another 30+ run weekend)
YLB 2-1
OSU 3-0
ASU 3-0
UW 3-0
UCLA 3-0
WSU 2-1
Cal 3-0
YUAB 3-0


And you skipped Arizona.
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2/29/2012 11:15:58 PM

Dodger Matt
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BeaverBob wrote:
USC 2-1
Stanford 3-0
Oregon 2-1
Oregon State 2-1
ASU 3-0
Washington 2-1
UCLA 3-0
WSU 2-1
Cal 3-1
Arizona 3-0
YUAB 2-1


I second FB’s comments. Damn exciting. Thanks DM for giving meaning to my life. The best scenario for week three – Beavers go 3-0, and the Ducks go 0-3. Sorry RD.
edited by BeaverBob on 2/29/2012

And I need a 2-1 or 3-0 score for Cal.
Overall, I give this class a C- on this week's homework. And half the class is playing hookey.
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2/29/2012 11:28:12 PM

MostUnknown
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YUNC 2-1
Stan 3-0
Ore 2-1
OSU 3-0
ASU 3-0
Wash 2-1
UCLA 2-1
Wazzu 2-1
Cal 3-0
UofA 3-0
YUAB 2-1
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2/29/2012 11:52:44 PM

Dodger Matt
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I'm going overboard on Pac-12 teams this week. Could be a huge score!

USC 2-1
Stan 3-0
Ore 3-0
OSU 3-0
ASU 3-0
UW 3-0
UCLA 3-0
WSU 3-0
Cal 3-0
Ariz 3-0
YUAB 3-0

USC has slightly better stats than UNC, and they're playing on the road, but I think they will play a tough game 1, take game 2, and then game 3 is up in the air.

Stanford...no need to explain.

Oregon playing at home. With Horton, who knows BWC teams. Against LB, which outplayed and beat Cal--a team that I think is not as good as Oregon. Dirtbags could take one, but I'm liking these Ducks.

OSU's toughest challenge is St. Mary, whose ace is pretty good. But they'll go up against Wetzler, so I think that one is a win. The other two are against teams that are 0-15 combined. Plus we're supposed to see Jace Fry get some action this weekend. Beaver sweep.

ASU: See OSU above.

After cleaning UC Overrated's clocks last week, I see UW plucking the 1-5 Hawks.

Sac State is 4-4 and could pose some problems, but I think UCLA got something out of their system and will not overlook the Hornets.

Wazzu, Cal, Arizona sweep against opponents who are a combined 2-6.

Utah gets no love until they can beat a team in the 150-or-better 2011 ISR range at least once.
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3/1/2012 6:12:47 AM

CaughtBySparky
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USC 2-1
Stan 3-0
UO 2-1
OSU 3-0
ASU 3-0
UW 3-0
UCLA 2-1
WSU 3-0
Cal 3-0
UA 3-0
UAB 2-1
edited by CaughtBySparky on 3/1/2012
edited by CaughtBySparky on 3/1/2012
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3/1/2012 6:56:28 AM

ASU74
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Dodger Matt wrote:
I'm going overboard on Pac-12 teams this week. Could be a huge score!

USC 2-1
Stan 3-0
Ore 3-0
OSU 3-0
ASU 3-0
UW 3-0
UCLA 3-0
WSU 3-0
Cal 3-0
Ariz 3-0
YUAB 3-0



DM:
I was inclined to pick as you did, but got slightly more conserative. Last season I made similar picks as you did this week & I was rewarded by going to the head of the class....Good luck.

BTW
Beavers: Welcome to the Valley Of the Sun this week. Unfortunately I live in Houston & have a Razorback visitor this week & will be watching the Houston College Classic with her. I do intend to travel & see you all on your visit in April.

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3/1/2012 11:38:05 AM

WildCard85
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WildCard85 wrote:
YUNC 2-1
STAN 3-0 (expecting another 30+ run weekend)
YLB 2-1
OSU 3-0
ASU 3-0
UW 3-0
UCLA 3-0
WSU 2-1
Cal 3-0
YUAB 3-0


Oooopppsss...forgot Ariz 3-0
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3/1/2012 12:06:31 PM

BeaverBob
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Dodger Matt wrote:
BeaverBob wrote:
USC 2-1
Stanford 3-0
Oregon 2-1
Oregon State 2-1
ASU 3-0
Washington 2-1
UCLA 3-0
WSU 2-1
Cal 3-1
Arizona 3-0
YUAB 2-1


I second FB’s comments. Damn exciting. Thanks DM for giving meaning to my life. The best scenario for week three – Beavers go 3-0, and the Ducks go 0-3. Sorry RD.
edited by BeaverBob on 2/29/2012

And I need a 2-1 or 3-0 score for Cal.
Overall, I give this class a C- on this week's homework. And half the class is playing hookey.


[font=Helvetica, arial]USC 2-1 [/font]
[font=Helvetica, arial]Stanford 3-0 [/font]
[font=Helvetica, arial]Oregon 2-1 [/font]
[font=Helvetica, arial]Oregon State 2-1 [/font]
[font=Helvetica, arial]ASU 3-0 [/font]
[font=Helvetica, arial]Washington 2-1 [/font]
[font=Helvetica, arial]UCLA 3-0 [/font]
[font=Helvetica, arial]WSU 2-1 [/font]
Cal 2-1
[font=Helvetica, arial]Arizona 3-0 [/font]
[font=Helvetica, arial]YUAB 2-1 [/font]
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3/1/2012 1:30:34 PM

BeaverBob
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Is it going to be a long season?
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3/1/2012 1:48:20 PM

Riverduck
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Dodger Matt wrote:
BeaverBob wrote:
USC 2-1
Stanford 3-0
Oregon 2-1
Oregon State 2-1
ASU 3-0
Washington 2-1
UCLA 3-0
WSU 2-1
Cal 3-1
Arizona 3-0
YUAB 2-1


I second FB’s comments. Damn exciting. Thanks DM for giving meaning to my life. The best scenario for week three – Beavers go 3-0, and the Ducks go 0-3. Sorry RD.
edited by BeaverBob on 2/29/2012

And I need a 2-1 or 3-0 score for Cal.
Overall, I give this class a C- on this week's homework. And half the class is playing hookey.

Sorry, I missed my votes. Beavs lost, so that 3-0 is not going to work. Good luck Ducks
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3/1/2012 2:19:56 PM

Florida Beaver
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BeaverBob wrote:
Is it going to be a long season?


I doth think it may be
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3/1/2012 6:41:39 PM

OpihiMan
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UNC 2-1
Stan 3-0
LBSU 2-1, I think vandy was more over rated than the sucks actually being "that" good
OSU 2-1
ASU 3-0
UW 3-0
UCLA 3-0
WSU 3-0
Cal 3-0
UA 3-0
UAB 2-1

Sorry about not posting rankings I just got a new job and am in the middle of relocating...no computer...only my phone :-(
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