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2008 Pac-10 Preseason Challenge

Mr Pac Ten
Posted Aug 27, 2008


For the second straight year, scout.com users projected the Pac-10 season.

For the second straight year, I organized a preseason contest on the cfn scout board, open to all scout.com members. Users were invited to pick every Pac-10 conference game, and at the end of the year will be scored by how many games they got right as well as how close they came to getting the final league standings correct. In addition, the user picks were tabulated game by game and used to create consensus picks for each game. With 18 entrants, any game that went 11-7 or more towards one team was marked as a projected win; anything 10-8 or 9-9 was marked as a tossup. These consensus picks were then added to the list of expert picks in my season preview. For ease of organization, each entrant was classified by which school they root for, and entries were organized in order by team. Without further ado, here are the user picks:

Key (mapping each user to the shorthand that identifies their pickset):

ASUndevilFan ASU 1
Drake00XJ ASU 2
bearrage Cal 1
BearEEGoodSir Cal 2
EricCartmann Cal 3
calbearsfaninsac Cal 4
Alderian OS 1
trubeav OS 2
felice OS 3
SadStan Stan 1
polyol UO 1
PiratesRoost UO 2
SamuraiDuck UO 3
ahnil8er USC 1
kidC USC 2
thaicoug WSU 1
MrHoople UGA 1
jackal3 S Car 1

Game by Game Picks and Projected Standings

Away Home ASU 1 ASU 2 Cal 1 Cal 2 Cal 3 Cal 4 OS 1 OS 2 OS 3
Wash UO Wash UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO
OS Stan OS OS Stan OS Stan OS OS OS Stan
Stan ASU ASU ASU Stan ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU
Cal WSU WSU CAL Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal
Ariz UCLA Ariz ARIZ UCLA Ariz UCLA Ariz Ariz UCLA UCLA
UO WSU WSU UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO
USC OS USC USC USC USC USC USC USC OS USC
Stan Wash Wash WASH Wash Stan Stan Wash Wash Stan Wash
Wash Ariz Wash ARIZ Ariz Ariz Wash Ariz Ariz Ariz Ariz
ASU Cal ASU CAL Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal ASU Cal
UO USC USC USC UO UO UO USC USC USC USC
WSU UCLA WSU UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA
Ariz Stan Stan STAN Stan Stan Stan Ariz Ariz Stan Ariz
ASU USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC ASU USC
UCLA UO UO UO UO UO UCLA UO UO UO UO
WSU OS OS OS OS OS OS OS OS OS OS
Cal Ariz Cal CAL Cal Ariz Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal
OS Wash Wash OS OS OS Wash OS OS OS Wash
Stan UCLA Stan UCLA UCLA UCLA Stan UCLA UCLA Stan Stan
USC WSU USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC
USC Ariz USC USC Ariz USC USC USC USC USC USC
UO ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU UO UO UO ASU ASU
UCLA Cal Cal CAL Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal
ASU OS OS ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU OS OS OS
UO Cal Cal UO Cal UO Cal Cal Cal UO UO
WSU Stan Stan STAN Stan Stan Stan Stan Stan Stan Stan
Wash USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC
Ariz WSU WSU WSU Ariz Ariz Ariz Ariz Ariz Ariz Ariz
ASU Wash ASU ASU ASU ASU Wash ASU ASU ASU ASU
Cal USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC
Stan UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO
OS UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA OS UCLA UCLA
Ariz UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO Ariz UO
WSU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU
Cal OS Cal OS OS Cal Cal Cal Cal OS Cal
USC Stan USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC
UCLA Wash Wash WASH UCLA UCLA UCLA Wash UCLA Wash Wash
OS Ariz OS ARIZ Ariz OS Ariz Ariz OS OS Ariz
Stan Cal Cal CAL Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal
Wash WSU WSU WASH Wash Wash Wash Wash Wash Wash WSU
UCLA ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU UCLA ASU ASU ASU ASU
UO OS OS UO UO UO UO UO OS OS OS
ASU Ariz ASU ASU Ariz ASU ASU Ariz ASU ASU Ariz
Wash Cal Cal CAL Cal Wash Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal
USC UCLA USC UCLA USC USC UCLA USC USC USC USC
Projected Wins
Ariz 1 3 5 4 2 6 4 3 5
ASU 7 7 5 7 4 5 5 8 5
Cal 6 6 7 5 8 8 8 5 7
UO 3 7 7 8 7 7 6 5 6
OS 5 4 3 4 1 3 7 8 3
Stan 3 2 4 3 5 1 1 4 3
UCLA 1 4 5 4 7 3 3 3 3
USC 9 8 7 8 7 9 9 7 9
Wash 5 3 2 2 4 3 2 2 3
WSU 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Away Home Stan 1 UO 1 UO 2 UO 3 USC 1 USC 2 WSU 1 UGA 1 S Car 1 Consensus
Wash UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO
OS Stan Stan Stan OS Stan OS OS OS Stan OS OS
Stan ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU
Cal WSU Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal
Ariz UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA Ariz UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA
UO WSU UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO
USC OS USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC
Stan Wash STAN Stan Wash Wash Stan Wash Wash Stan Wash Wash
Wash Ariz ARIZ Ariz Ariz Ariz Wash Ariz Wash Wash Wash Ariz
ASU Cal CAL Cal ASU ASU Cal ASU ASU ASU Cal Cal
UO USC USC USC UO UO USC USC USC UO USC USC
WSU UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA WSU UCLA UCLA
Ariz Stan STAN Stan Stan Stan Stan Ariz Stan Stan Stan Stan
ASU USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC
UCLA UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO
WSU OS WSU OS OS OS OS OS OS OS OS OS
Cal Ariz CAL Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Ariz Cal
OS Wash OS Wash OS Wash OS OS OS Wash Wash OS
Stan UCLA STAN UCLA UCLA Stan UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA
USC WSU USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC
USC Ariz USC USC USC Ariz USC USC USC USC Ariz USC
UO ASU ASU ASU UO UO ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU
UCLA Cal CAL Cal UCLA Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal
ASU OS ASU ASU OS ASU ASU OS ASU OS ASU ASU
UO Cal UO UO Cal UO UO UO UO UO UO UO
WSU Stan STAN Stan Stan Stan Stan WSU WSU WSU Stan Stan
Wash USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC
Ariz WSU WSU Ariz WSU WSU WSU WSU WSU WSU WSU
ASU Wash ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU Wash ASU ASU ASU ASU
Cal USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC Cal USC USC
Stan UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO
OS UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA OS OS UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA
Ariz UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO UO
WSU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU
Cal OS CAL Cal OS OS OS OS OS Cal OS
USC Stan USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC
UCLA Wash UCLA Wash UCLA Wash Wash Wash UCLA Wash Wash Wash
OS Ariz OS OS Ariz Ariz OS OS OS OS OS OS
Stan Cal STAN Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal
Wash WSU WSU Wash Wash WSU Wash WSU WSU WSU WSU
UCLA ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU
UO OS UO UO OS UO OS OS OS OS OS
ASU Ariz ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU ASU Ariz Ariz ASU
Wash Cal CAL Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal
USC UCLA USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC USC
Projected Wins
Ariz 1 2 2 3 1 2 0 1 3 1.5
ASU 7 7 6 7 7 6 8 6 6 7.0
Cal 6 7 5 5 6 5 5 7 5 6.5
UO 7 7 7 9 6 6 6 7 6 6.5
OS 2 2 6 2 7 8 6 4 5 5.0
Stan 6 4 2 4 3 0 1 3 2 2.0
UCLA 4 4 6 3 2 3 5 3 4 4.0
USC 9 9 8 7 9 9 9 7 8 9.0
Wash 0 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 4 2.5
WSU 3 0 1 2 1 3 3 4 2 1.0

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