Written by Alex Goff    Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:48    PDF Print Write e-mail
Predictions. How We Did
Sevens - Collegiate Sevens


So how did RUGBYMag do predicting the college s pools? Not perfectly, that’s for sure. Here’s a rundown.

Pool A
We said:
Life 3-0
Colorado State 2-1
Wisconsin 1-2
Northeastern 0-3

Reality
Life 3-0
Northeastern 2-1
Wisconsin 1-2
Colorado State 0-3

We got the top team and the #3team right on. The big surprise [for us was Northeaster’s record. The big mistake we made? Over-valuing teams from the Rocky Mountain region.


Pool B
We said:
Arkansas State 2-0-1
Cal 2-0-1
NC State 1-2
Middlebury 0-3

Reality
Arkansas State 3-0
Cal 2-1
Middlebury 1-2
NC State 0-3

We got the top two right, and while Arkansas State and Cal didn't tie, their score was 10-7, which is pretty close.


Pool C
We said:
Central Washington 3-0
Kutztown 2-1
Texas 1-2
Virginia 0-3

Reality
Central Washington 3-0
Kutztown 2-1
Texas 1-2
Virginia 0-3

Perfect.


Pool D
We said:
Dartmouth 2-1
Air Force 2-1
Cal Poly 1-2
Navy 1-2


Reality
Navy 3-0
Dartmouth 2-1
Cal Poly 1-2
Air Force 0-3

Now we did say that this was a very competitive pool, and that our prediction could easily be reversed. We overvalued Air Force and undervalued Navy.


Pool E
We said:
St. Mary's 3-0
Texas A&M 2-1
Bowling Green 0-2-1
Western Washington 0-2-1

Reality
St. Mary's 3-0
Texas A&M 2-1
Western Washington 1-2
Bowling Green 0-3

Close. We chickened out on Bowling Green v Western Washington, game and called a tie. It was a close game, but not a tie.


Pool F
We said:
Davenport 2-1
SDSU 2-1
Delaware 2-1
Lindenwood 0-3

Reality
Delaware 2-1
San Diego State 2-1
Lindenwood 2-1
Davenport 0-3

The weird thing about this was that we picked a three-waytie at 2-1, just not this three.


Overall not bad. We picked the winners in four pools and in another we were  close. Only with Navy and Pool D were we way off.