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3/27/2013 12:51:12 AM

Dodger Matt
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Games start on Thursday this week because of Easter. So get your votes in by Wednesday night. I would have had this out earlier, but I had a kitchen sink leak to fix this evening. Rankings listed are ISR/RPI.

This week’s games
  • #14/25 UCLA (17-4) at #25/14 ASU (13-7)
  • #68/96 Stan (11-8) at #52/78 WSU (15-8)
  • #143/167 USC (9-15) at #50/33 Cal (15-10)
  • #120/120 Utah (12-10) at #105/157 Ariz (15-11)
  • #175/133 UW (6-16) at #14/17 Ore (18-6)
  • #1/1 OSU (21-2) at #30/48 XSD (San Diego) (16-9)
An example ballot would look like this:

ASU 2-1
Stan 2-1
Cal 2-1
Ariz 2-1
Ore 3-0
XSD 2-1


Week 7 Series

  • UCLA visits Tempe to take on Arizona State. Looking at the ISRs and RPIs of these schools, which are almost exactly reversed, this looks like a good close matchup. The Devils have lost their first two series, but enter the weekend with some swagger after no-hitting the #1 Beavers Saturday. Will UCLA show it is deserving of such high praise from Perfect Game for a fifth week in a row? Or will they perform in another adequate but less than stellar manner and finally convince the experts that they are not quite worthy of a top ten ranking, let alone a national seed? Will ASU’s freshman phenom, Ryan Kellogg continue his hot streak of pitching in the Pac-12?

  • Stanford is still ranked in the top 25 in most polls, although in both the ISR and RPI rankings, they are well below Wazzu. After suffering a series loss to lowly Utah last week, they look like mortals. The Cougars, on the other hand, have won 6 of their last 8 and lead the league in offense with a .333 team BA. Stanford is better in the pitching department, but they’ll be playing in Pullman.

  • USC goes to Berkeley to take on Cal. The Bears are a surprise in the league, with respectable top 50 ISR/RPI rankings. USC’s pitching is in the cellar with a team ERA of 4.67. Cal is one slot higher at 4.23. USC’s batting average is 9 points higher, so we’re looking at two fairly mediocre teams in terms of statistics who have very different win-loss records.

  • It’s hard to believe that Arizona, the defending national champions, are winless in six conference games and Utah is the one who just took 2 of 3 from Stanford, but that’s Pac-12 baseball. Coming off that Palo Alto victory and playing at home in SLC has to give Utah some lift, but the Wildcats are not going to remain winless forever. This seems as good a time as any to break out. Statwise, these teams are virtually tied in team ERA (1/100th difference). But offensively, Arizona is second in the Pac at .308, and Utah is last at .241, a mere 3 points lower than Oregon. Interesting to note that Arizona is rated better than Utah in the ISR, but considerably worse in the RPI. Which rating system will prove a more accurate indicator of performance?

  • The blowout special features Washington at Oregon. Both teams are anemic at the plate: UW .251; UO .244 for 9th and 10th respectively. Oregon’s pitching (4th in the conference) is better than UW’s (9th) by more than a full run. But, this is a regional rivalry, and there is no love lost between these two universities in most sports, so be prepared for some sparks. The Huskies might not be very good, but they have enough talent to make occasional flashes. And Oregon’s offense does not give its pitching much room for error.

  • OSU takes on San Diego for this week’s nonconference series. The Toreros were swept to start the season by city rival San Diego State, a team the Beavers in turn swept in four games, and it once again looked like the preseason hype about USD was overstated. But the Toreros have quietly built up a 16-9 record and are close to breaking back in to the national rankings...and probably will, if they can make a statement against a ranked team. USD has a team BA of .298 to OSU’s .275. Team ERA goes to the Beavers, 1.64 to 3.08. San Diego State and San Diego killed the Beavers back to back games to start last season, 18-2 and 13-2 respectively. The Beavers have paid back the Aztecs already this season with a four-game sweep by a combined score of 22-2. Time for the Toreros?
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3/27/2013 7:53:59 AM

SouthernBeaver
SouthernBeaver
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UCLA 2-1
Stan 2-1
Cal 2-1
Ore 3-0
OSU 2-1

I wish UCLA/ASU was a 4-game set so I could vote for a split.
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3/27/2013 8:51:00 AM

Riverduck
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Yeah, Oregon lives up to the no bat theory, but when they are down they can come back. That messes with teams. I bet there are many a frustrated pitcher who has the game of their lives, then get beat in the later innings.
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3/27/2013 9:55:38 AM

WildCard85
WildCard85
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Here we go :
UCLA 2-1
Stan 2-1
Cal 3-0
Utah 2-1
Ore 3-0
OSU 2-1

GO CARDINAL !
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3/27/2013 10:12:24 AM

borgguy
borgguy
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ASU 2-1 namely because I want UCLA to drop a couple pegs in the rankings and the pac12 standings
WSU 2-1 this is a tough call for me, WSU is playing lights out and stanford isnt. the cardinal are a better team than this, but i am going to go with the hot team for this one
Cal 3-0 all the games will be close and all will be like 7-5
Ariz 2-1 the cats have to get back on track against Utah, still think that stanford win was a fluke.

Ore 3-0 Duckies have been finding ways to win games and UW finds ways to lose them Duckies sweep take over sole possesion of first place in the pac-12

OSU 3-0 despite being no hit on saturday and not getting any hits after the 4th inning sunday the beavs were putting the bat on the ball very well, those will start dropping this weekend.

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3/27/2013 11:15:55 AM

hogfan4life
hogfan4life
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Lights are off and now throwing dart:

Here we go,

ASU 2-1
WSU 2-1
Cal 2-1
Ariz 2-1
Ore 3-0
OSU 2-1
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3/27/2013 11:44:48 AM

borgguy
borgguy
Posts: 547
apologies in advance friends, but I will be out of town and not have computer access thursday night/ friday morning so day one standings will have to be delayed untill friday afternoon.

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3/27/2013 12:00:16 PM

OpihiMan
OpihiMan
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ASU 3-0
WSU 2-1
Cal 2-1
Ariz 3-0
Ore 2-1
OSU 3-0
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3/27/2013 1:37:13 PM

Florida Beaver
Florida Beaver
Posts: 1082
borgguy wrote:
apologies in advance friends, but I will be out of town and not have computer access thursday night/ friday morning so day one standings will have to be delayed untill friday afternoon.


No apologies necessary. This is a completely voluntary board and any input is greatly appreciated , never required and no poster taken for granted.
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3/27/2013 1:39:35 PM

Florida Beaver
Florida Beaver
Posts: 1082
Okay.....so here we are...halfway through the season after this weekend. One of these weekends, I'm going to pick some sweeps right. That said;

ASU 2-1
WSU 2-1
Cal 3-0
Ariz 3-0
Ore 3-0
OSU 3-0
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3/27/2013 3:00:02 PM

ASU74
ASU74
Posts: 1017
SouthernBeaver wrote:
UCLA 2-1
Stan 2-1
Cal 2-1
Ore 3-0
OSU 2-1

I wish UCLA/ASU was a 4-game set so I could vote for a split.


SB
Ya flippin' a coin for the Utah at Ariz series?
edited by ASU74 on 3/27/2013

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3/27/2013 3:30:52 PM

ASU74
ASU74
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This all looks sooooooo easy this time of week........every series is a lock, your picks are PERFECT ...........till the results are in from the last game of the weekend and you realize you can't pick a bugger out of your own nose if you tried. Sick (best anology I could think of, but ya'll know what I mean.)

UCLA 2-1
WSU 2-1
Cal 3-0
Ariz 2-1
Ore 3-0
OSU 3-0

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3/27/2013 3:48:54 PM

Riverduck
Riverduck
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UCLA 2-1
WSU 2-1
Cal 2-1
Ariz 2-1
Ore 3-0
OSU 2-1
edited by Riverduck on 3/27/2013
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3/27/2013 4:12:36 PM

Rockduck
Rockduck
Posts: 16
UT 2-1
WSU 2-1
Cal 2-1
Ariz 2-1
Ore 3-0
OSU 2-1
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3/27/2013 4:13:41 PM

Rockduck
Rockduck
Posts: 16
OpihiMan wrote:
ASU 3-0
WSU 2-1
Cal 2-1
Ariz 3-0
Ore 2-1
OSU 3-0

Coming from the Mountains.. I heard you Beavers get beat up by those pesky ducks all the time.. is that true?
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3/27/2013 4:15:27 PM

UOsportsguy
UOsportsguy
Posts: 16
ASU 2-1
Stan 2-1
Cal 2-1
Ariz 3-0
Ore 3-0
OSU 2-1
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3/27/2013 4:15:48 PM

Riverduck
Riverduck
Posts: 2127
Hey Rockduck.. welcome to the board.. I would stay away from them beavers..
Jesus christ I am pathetic. I now post for two awful baseball teams.
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3/27/2013 4:17:05 PM

Riverduck
Riverduck
Posts: 2127
Hey- we have another UO fan. Yippee. We keep winning and they will come. I am the original Duckie here though. I have put up with more crap than any sane fan.
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3/27/2013 4:49:15 PM

ASU74
ASU74
Posts: 1017
Holy Beaks Batman...has RD flipped his feathers and gone totally schitzoid on us. Three personalities so far RiverDuck, RockDuck, and now UOsportsguy. Beavs, I think ya had better give RD a break for a while.Logic

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3/27/2013 8:07:33 PM

Florida Beaver
Florida Beaver
Posts: 1082
Riverduck wrote:
UCLA 2-1
WSU 2-1
Cal 2-1
Ariz 2-1
Ore 3-0
OSU 2-1
edited by Riverduck on 3/27/2013


Uh-oh...does this mean the ducks will lose their series this weekend, RD?
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