Saturday, November 2, 2013

How are my predictions...

 ...for the playoffs so far? After last night I give myself a +1. Huh?

Here's how I figure it (and I just made this up). You don't get points for picking a higher seed to beat a lower seed. (Come on, did you really expect to get an "Atta boy!" for predicting No. 1-seed Sacred Heart-Griffin over No. 16 Peoria Richwoods?) No, in my little world you get a 0 for that, a +1 for picking each correct upset and a -1 for missing.

So in my list below, the favorites are all in normal font and the upsets are in bold. The black games have yet to be played, the red ones are the upsets I missed, and the green ones are the games I called correctly. Add them all up and so far I'm at +1. Make sense?


Loyola over Lane Tech
Fremd over Notre Dame -1
Oak Park River Forest over Dundee-Crown 0
Maine South over Niles West
Barrington over Evanston
Warren over Glenbrook South
Glenbard North over New Trier 0
Stevenson over St. Charles East
Bolingbrook over Bloom
Marist over Plainfield South 0
Oswego over Hinsdale Central
Waubonsie Valley over Naperville North
Homewood-Flossmoor over Sandburg 0
Naperville Central over Downers Grove South 0
Neuqua Valley over O'Fallon 0
Lyons over Simeon


Lake Zurich over Elk Grove Village
Hononegah over Highland Park
Fenwick over Hersey 0
Wheaton North over Glenbrook North 0
Schaumburg over Schurz 0
Geneva over St. Patrick -1
Glenbard West over Harlem
Jacobs over Conant -1
Downers Grove North over Whitney Young +1
Wheaton Warrenville South over Dunbar +1
Mount Carmel over Benet 0
St. Rita over Willowbrook 0
Edwardsville over Andrew 0
Bradley-Bourbonnais over Pekin +1
Belleville West over Oswego East
Lincoln-Way East over Plainfield East 0


Boylan over Belvidere North
Cary-Grove over Guilford
Prairie Ridge over Lakes +1
Marmion over Fenton 0
Batavia over DeKalb 0
Rolling Meadows over Grayslake North +1
Crystal Lake Central over De La Salle
Lake Forest over Hubbard
Richards over Yorkville
Argo over Oak Forest 0
Lincoln-Way North over Thornton Fractional South 0
Rich Central over Romeoville 0
Providence over Crete-Monee
Rock Island over Quincy
Normal over Bloomington
Normal West over East St. Louis


Montini over Morgan Park
Bremen over Marian Central -1
Joliet Catholic over Englewood
Kaneland over Hampshire 0
Sycamore over Antioch
Nazareth over Brooks
St. Francis over Glenbard South
Lincoln-Way West over Bronzeville
Sacred Heart-Griffin over Richwoods 0
Notre Dame over Glenwood
Highland over Carbondale
Limestone over Jersey
Washington over Peoria
Mattoon over Mount Vernon
Normal over MacArthur 0
Marion over Jacksonville

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