It's been a while since I posted something, but I'd like to review my predictions.
Let's first start with the College Football Playoff predictions
I got 2/3 correct but correctly predicted Clemson to win the National Championship.
Prediction grade: B+
Reasoning: I assumed Alabama would win vs Washington but I thought I'd shoot for the stars w/ Washington. If you look at the stats I predicted, not many were accurate. Add in that I had Clemson scoring just over 30 points in the championship(as they did), and despite shooting a blank on the Ohio State game prediction(as everyone did), my prediction earns a high B.
Now it's time to review my Big Ten Basketball predictions
Since I only predicted the Big Ten's top 9 teams, I'll award 9 points to correctly predicting first place, 8 points for correctly predicting second place, and so on until 1 point is awarded 9th place. In order to award some points for proximity to correctness I'll award one less point for each placement I'm off.
Confusing I know but here we go
Ignoring the column, it's time to review...
1st place Prediction: Purdue
1st Place Reality: Purdue
2nd place prediction: Wisconsin
2nd place reality: Wisconsin
3rd place prediction: Indiana
3rd place reality: Maryland
I was 7 spots off here, but practically everyone thought Indiana would be top 3, they were barred by many crucial injuries after reaching a top 3 national ranking, and this resulted in them plummeting to outside the bubble and and a first-round NIT exit.
4th place prediction: Maryland
4th place reality: Minnesota
I was pretty close here
5th place prediction: Michigan State
5th place reality: Michigan State
Aye I'm doing pretty well here
6th place prediction: Michigan
6th place reality: Northwestern
due to a 4-way tie between the 5th and 8th seeded teams, both Northwestern and Michigan had 10-8 records(as I predicted), but a Northwestern victory at the the buzzer over the maize n blue gave Northwestern the tiebreaker.
7th place prediction: Minnesota
7th place reality: Iowa
I get zero points here, but if Minnesota were to lose one more(depending on who to), I may have hit it on the dot
8th place prediction: Northwestern
8th place reality: Michigan
both the prediction and the reality finished tied for 5th, and I predicted their record correctly. Also Michigan won the big ten tournament so my prediction of 6th for them is closer than their seeding of 8th when it comes to their ceiling as a team.
9th place prediction: Ohio State
9th place reality: Illinois
Ohio State finished tied for 10th, received the 11th seed in the big ten, and was a game off of 9th. So all in all I did pretty good. Each prediction was within a game and/or place of being correct except Indiana, whom had many tolling injuries.
Overall grade: A
Point total: 28/45
Average points: 3.11
Find someone else who had as accurate predictions. I bet 9/10 weren't as accurate.
Thanks for reading