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Old Apr 30th, 2010, 04:39 AM   #1
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NCAA 2010 TEAM predictions

Well with the schools gearing up for regionals where the top 16 teams will host, this year's race to win is wide open.

The top 16 teams are...

1 79.75 Baylor University
2 77.04 North Carolina
3 75.26 University of Florida
4 69.67 University of Michigan
5 65.51 Northwestern University
6 65.22 University of Notre Dame
7 64.31 UCLA
8 62.86 Stanford
9 58.75 Clemson University
10 57.87 Duke University
11 54.86 University of Miami (Florida)
12 51.00 California
13 49.42 Georgia Tech
14 47.91 University of Tennessee
15 44.87 Florida State University
16 39.38 University of Mississippi

I think with the exceptions of Clemson and Duke, any of the top 10 teams have what it takes to win at the end. I am betting my darkhorses money on Tennessee and Ga Tech.

Even the teams outside the 16 like UGA and Texas could go far, too, if their star players all play well.

But, when you get right down to it, Baylor & Florida are in the class of their own. I wouldn't be surprised to see these two battling it out for the title. But, it's all too soon to call anything for sure just yet.

What are your thoughts???
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Old Apr 30th, 2010, 05:07 AM   #2
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Re: NCAA 2010 TEAM predictions

If the rankings hold (which I doubt they will). These would be the match-ups (they plant all seeds unlike the WTA Tour):

1 Baylor University vs. 16 University of Mississippi
8 Stanford vs. 9 Clemson University

4 University of Michigan vs. 13 Georgia Tech
5 Northwestern University vs. 12 California

2 North Carolina vs. 15 Florida State University
7 UCLA vs. 10 Duke University

3 University of Florida vs. 14 University of Tennessee
6 University of Notre Dame vs. 11 University of Miami (Florida)
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Old Apr 30th, 2010, 05:13 AM   #3
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Well with the schools gearing up for regionals where the top 16 teams will host, this year's race to win is wide open.

The top 16 teams are...

1 79.75 Baylor University
2 77.04 North Carolina
3 75.26 University of Florida
4 69.67 University of Michigan
5 65.51 Northwestern University
6 65.22 University of Notre Dame
7 64.31 UCLA
8 62.86 Stanford
9 58.75 Clemson University
10 57.87 Duke University
11 54.86 University of Miami (Florida)
12 51.00 California
13 49.42 Georgia Tech
14 47.91 University of Tennessee
15 44.87 Florida State University
16 39.38 University of Mississippi

I think with the exceptions of Clemson and Duke, any of the top 10 teams have what it takes to win at the end. I am betting my darkhorses money on Tennessee and Ga Tech.

Even the teams outside the 16 like UGA and Texas could go far, too, if their star players all play well.

But, when you get right down to it, Baylor & Florida are in the class of their own. I wouldn't be surprised to see these two battling it out for the title. But, it's all too soon to call anything for sure just yet.

What are your thoughts???
What you said makes sense, but until the draw comes out. . . I'm not making predictions. I would not want to be the coach of a team that draw Florida or Baylor in the Rnd 16, or Quarters. Is there going to be any movement in the rankings of the top 16 teams before the draw comes out, or could order of the top 16 teams be predicted now? Who is still playing matches, and could creditable still gain or lose ground?
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Old Apr 30th, 2010, 07:18 AM   #4
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It's so insulting to look at the rankings and see North Carolina above Florida. There is no way I can think of justifying such placement.
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If the rankings hold (which I doubt they will). These would be the match-ups (they plant all seeds unlike the WTA Tour):

1 Baylor University vs. 16 University of Mississippi
8 Stanford vs. 9 Clemson University

4 University of Michigan vs. 13 Georgia Tech
5 Northwestern University vs. 12 California


2 North Carolina vs. 15 Florida State University
7 UCLA vs. 10 Duke University

3 University of Florida vs. 14 University of Tennessee
6 University of Notre Dame vs. 11 University of Miami (Florida
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Michigan's lower singles positions vs GT's lower singles positions
AND of course doubles.

NU vs CAL rematch from the last NCAA.

UCLA vs Duke; who has the better depth? I'm all for the fellow PAC-10 team

UF & UT, SEC rivalry?

ND vs UM if I'm going to have to watch ONE match, THIS.
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Old Apr 30th, 2010, 08:50 AM   #6
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I hope Duke can recover from a disappointing season and make the final four. Florida is taking this title. UF starts out with a 3-0 lead. They always win doubles, and Will/Embree cannot lose. A team would have to win 3-6 to beat Florida. That's a tall order, particularly given that Marret Boonstra would easily play number one on a lot of top sixteen clubs.
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Virginia can make some noise in this tournament.. they've narrowly lost to Clemson, UNC and Duke (all top 10 teams) and had opportunities to win the matchups. They will be the dark horse along with GTech.
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It's so insulting to look at the rankings and see North Carolina above Florida. There is no way I can think of justifying such placement.
Take a look at this alternative ranking. He explains his numbers and calculations in posts last year.

RK TEAM W L
1 University of Florida 24 2
2 Baylor University 24 2
3 North Carolina 26 4
4 Stanford 19 1
5 UCLA 19 3
6 University of Notre Dame 22 3
7 University of Michigan 20 3
8 Northwestern University 18 6
9 California 18 5
10 University of Miami (Florida) 17 5
11 Clemson University 22 5
12 Duke University 19 7
13 Georgia Tech 18 9
14 Arizona State University 13 5
15 University of Southern California 13 8
16 Florida State University 14 10
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Take a look at this alternative ranking. He explains his numbers and calculations in posts last year.

RK TEAM W L
1 University of Florida 24 2
2 Baylor University 24 2
3 North Carolina 26 4
4 Stanford 19 1
5 UCLA 19 3
6 University of Notre Dame 22 3
7 University of Michigan 20 3
8 Northwestern University 18 6
9 California 18 5
10 University of Miami (Florida) 17 5
11 Clemson University 22 5
12 Duke University 19 7
13 Georgia Tech 18 9
14 Arizona State University 13 5
15 University of Southern California 13 8
16 Florida State University 14 10
Oooh, I like this better, particularly since USC is in the top 16

Overall Pac 10 teams are better represented.

But surely USC is above ASU?
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I do hope CAL and UF will meet.

Which team has the best singles 1~3?

Juricova, Cossou, Andersson

Embree, Will, Boonstra

Especially Cossou vs Will
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Barte, burdette, tan
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Huh? L. Burdette isn't that competitive at the national level.

Tan is a good player but lost against Andersson, Lao, Remynse..

Dunno why M. Burdette doesn't play #2 or 3(a few times)..and she lost to Hein at Ojai.

EDIT; M. Burdette IS now playing #3, 5 dual matches in a row..
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The last at large will be # 42

UCI, TCU and Fresno State grab unexpected automatic berths.... predict LB State, Pepperdine and Boise State all miss (LB & BSU losing in their finals)
Boise State had other ideas. Does that make a difference?
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Re: NCAA 2010 TEAM predictions

Final rankings before NCAA's came out a little while ago!

Rank Avg School Last Week
1 80.15 Baylor University 1
2 79.20 North Carolina 2
3 74.60 University of Florida 3
4 71.05 University of Michigan 4
5 69.41 Northwestern University 5
6 66.88 University of Notre Dame 6
7 64.71 UCLA 7
8 63.49 Stanford 8
9 58.75 Clemson University 9
10 57.37 Duke University 10
11 54.41 University of Miami (Florida) 11
12 52.11 California 12
13 48.23 Georgia Tech 13
14 47.87 University of Tennessee 14
15 43.81 Florida State University 15
16 41.40 University of Texas at Austin 18
17 38.23 University of Mississippi 17
18 38.12 University of South Carolina 16
19 36.85 University of Georgia 19
20 35.28 University of Southern California 20
21 32.34 Univ. of Iowa 24
22 32.29 University of Illinois 21
23 30.09 Arizona State University 22
24 29.38 University of Arkansas 23
25 28.69 Virginia Commonwealth University 25
26 27.30 University of South Florida 27
27 27.14 University of Virginia 28
28 26.77 Vanderbilt University 30
29 26.50 University of Washington 29
30 26.50 DePaul University 26
31 26.24 SMU 31
32 25.83 University of Tulsa 34
33 24.67 Princeton University 33
34 24.35 Ohio State University 35
35 24.17 Texas A&M University 37
36 23.09 UNLV 32
37 21.97 University of Nebraska (Lincoln) 36
38 21.44 Saint Mary's College of California 38
39 18.60 Harvard University 41
40 18.57 University of Utah 40
41 18.38 Indiana University-Bloomington 42
42 18.26 University of Oklahoma 39
43 17.80 Pepperdine 43
44 17.56 Yale University 47
45 17.53 Long Beach State University 45
46 16.99 North Carolina State 46
47 16.96 Boise State University 44
48 16.00 Rice University 48
49 14.39 Purdue University 49
50 13.33 Wake Forest University 52
51 13.27 University of Arizona 50
52 12.94 Florida International University (FIU) 54
53 12.50 Marshall University 51
54 12.43 TCU 65
55 12.09 Sacramento State 53
56 11.33 College of William and Mary 55
57 10.41 Auburn University 56
58 10.29 San Diego State University 63
59 10.00 UC Irvine 70
60 9.91 Dartmouth College 57
61 8.67 Brown University 59
62 8.41 Oklahoma State University 58
63 8.10 Cal Poly 62
64 7.98 University of North Texas 61
65 7.35 University of San Diego 68
66 7.30 Winthrop University 64
67 7.20 College of Charleston 67
68 7.10 University of North Florida 60
69 6.61 University of Alabama 69
70 6.59 Louisiana State University 66
71 6.54 University of Colorado 72
72 6.49 Brigham Young University 74
73 6.38 University of Minnesota 71
74 5.82 University of Wisconsin, Madison NR
75 5.75 Univ. of Wyoming NR
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# 43 Pepperdine will be the last at large team in.... Yale and Long Beach State are first two schools out.
Fewest west coast host sites in a number of years... last year there were five (USC & Fresno missing as hosts this year)
Fresno didn't host last year, they went to Illinois, as per your post last year.

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Now that I see they have changed travel rule.... when that eliminated a 5th California regional, they move this match elsewhere.

Fresno at Illinois is a bit more perplexing. Why wasn't Fresno sent to Michigan instead. That is where the 16-17 match up is supposed to play?

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