Thursday, April 10, 2008
The season is over, so it's time to review just how dumb I was in the fall with my predictions...
Conferences I Don't Care About Winners
America East: Vermont, Actual Champ: MABC
Atlantic Sun: Belmont, Got 'Em
Big Sky: Montana, Actual Champ: Porland St.
Big South: Coastal Carolina, Actual Champ: Winthrop
Big West: Pacific, Actual Champ: CS Fullerton
Colonial:UNC Wilmington, Actual Champ: George Mason
Horizon: Butler, Got 'Em
Ivy League: Penn, Actual Champ: Cornell
Metro Atlantic: Marist, Actual Champ: Siena
Mid-American: Akron, Actual Champ: Kent St.
Mid-Eastern: Coppin St., Got 'Em
Missouri Valley: Southern Illinois, Actual Champ: Drake
Mountain West: UNLV, Actual Champ: Got 'Em
Northeast: CCSU, Actual Champ: Mt. St. Mary's
Ohio Valley: Samford, Actual Champ: Austin Peay
Patriot League: Holy Cross, Actual Champ: American
Southern: Davidson, Got 'Em
Southland: Stephen F. Austin, Actual Champ: Texas Arlington
Southwestern: Southern, Actual Champ: Mississippi Valley St.
Summit: IUPUI, Actual Champ: Oral Roberts
Sun Belt: Louisiana Lafayette, Actual Champ: Western Kentucky
West Coast: Gonzaga, Actual Champ: San Diego
WAC: Utah St., Actual Champ: Boise St.
Overall Mid-Major/Small Conference Predictions: 5-18, Yes Shitty but who cares.
Important Conference Winners
Technically the winner in each of these conferences are their respective tournament victors. However this is meant to be a pick of whom will win the regular season as the Tourny is more of a crapshoot than a full seasons worth of conference games.
ACC Winner: North Carolina, Got 'Em
Atlantic 10 Winner: Xavier, Got 'Em
Big East Winner: Georgetown, Got 'Em
Big 10 Winner: Indiana, Actual Champ: Wisconsin. Getting your coach fired midseason doesn't help much.
Big 12 Winner: Kansas,Got 'Em
Conference USA Winner: Memphis, Got 'Em
Pac 10 Winner: UCLA, Got 'Em
SEC Winner: Arkansas, Actual Champ: Tennessee. Arkansas was atleast close.
Overall Important Conference Predictions: 6-2, I got most of the regular season winners right which in tune were half of the tournament winners as well.
First Team All-America
G Brandon Rush - Actual All American Team: 3rd team
G OJ Mayo - Actual All American Team: Didn't Make One
F Chase Budinger - Actual All American Team: Didn't Make One
F Tyler Hansbrough - Got 'Em
C Roy Hibbert - Actual All American Team: 2nd team
Actual First Team: Luke Harongody, Chris Douglas-Roberts, DJ Augustin, Hansbrough and Michael Beasley.
1 for 5. That's great, ha.
Freshman of the Year: OJ Mayo, Actual Champ: Michael Beasley
Player of the Year: Tyler Hansbrough, Got 'Em
Coach on the Hotseat: Coach K, Actual Champ: A Lot of Fired Coaches
Coach of the Year: John Pelphrey, Actual Champ: Bruce Pearl and his playbook.
Sleeper Squad to Make Tourny: Penn St., They sucked...
Again 1 for. Hansbrough pretty much was my only saving grace here.
Kansas - Got'em
Memphis - Got 'Em.
North Carolina - Got 'Em.
Georgetown - Didn't end up picking them opted for Kansas instead.
National Champion: Memphis Tigers
So god damn close.
Overall the top picks were on the money, but the majority of the selections were piss poor at best.