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ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:14 pm
by Cheynem
It had to happen sooner or later.

A video for each team (not wrestling this time).

Alberta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xkMPOmn7WA&spfreload=1
Berkeley A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vg7ZAaR7AU
Berkeley B: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCq1Rl4ruK0
Carleton University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-R7n0Maos0
Chicago A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5QGkOGZubQ
Chicago B: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omek-g6_LAQ
Chicago C: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At52XGlZ_3Y
Columbia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ2QFmJ7h0A
Detroit Catholic Central HS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9KyBdPeKHg
Harvard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LPLBf592e0
Illinois: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPErFLWht1U
Kenyon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HER2pGdAak
Liberty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a37ztYZgx4
Maryland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTGco82JKHo
McGill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Chi6oQAb_Qo
McMaster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shxiy7l5b_4
Michigan A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LZ8eKks-zI
Michigan B: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSzOXtXm8p0
Minnesota: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu-XQND91Zw
MIT A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omguEZ7jy5E
MIT B: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc2r2eU_qNQ
Northwestern: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7jexqjN8Xk
Notre Dame A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rEKBAM4v5I
Notre Dame B: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1GadTfGFvU
NYU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndsgzHPo6GM
Ohio State: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEYJwRz-Mrg
Ottawa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaMno8d0Tzw
Oxford: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2IBKANvShI
Penn A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zFOdQYmTrk
Penn B: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECQCvIcWvEs
Penn C: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=43&v=rxZXptGpXng
Rice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLrALs-Nq_I
RIT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwea0LZQe9k
Rutgershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kamDqL-AGzI
South Carolina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzZ4i8aWs_s
Stanford A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KsfiqAdSW0
Stanford B: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7edeOEuXdMU
UCF: posting.php?mode=post&f=9
UCLA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6F6u5TIUbI
UCSD A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAaB66b_r1c
UCSD B: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK24DnWQaIk
VCU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LE5AHcvjOR4
Virginia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZLxJ0YNGtQ
Washington: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kamDqL-AGzI
Waterloo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBCUdDZXCQY
William & Mary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNtI5BAy5b8
WUSTL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCm9788Tb5g
Yale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9T8UVY6TDI

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:03 am
by bradleykirksey
We're flattered. Thanks, Mike.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:45 am
by minusfive
Kudos.
But it wouldn't be complete without:
Mike Cheyne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpYEJx7PkWE

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:16 pm
by Cheynem
Just a note, the UCF one was actually an accident in that I pasted the wrong link, but I thought it maintained a surrealistic, Mobius strip style of what playing ACF Nationals is like.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:33 pm
by bradleykirksey
Cheynem wrote:I thought it maintained a surrealistic, Mobius strip style of what playing ACF Nationals is like.
I thought it was, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:33 pm
by theMoMA
I've FZ'd the discussion of institutional ideology and conduct. Please don't be a jerk at Nationals. You may now resume your regularly scheduled joke predictions.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:58 pm
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
In honor of both Liberty and anime, there is a 1/1 Vic Mignogna distribution.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:21 pm
by Muriel Axon
I will maintain my prediction that Liberty will beat Ottawa by 30ing an evolutionary theory bonus.

Also that bracket names will have something to do with Shantanu.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:36 pm
by minusfive
Muriel Axon wrote:I will maintain my prediction that Liberty will beat Ottawa by 30ing an evolutionary theory bonus.
I'm soloing, so they'd better beat me by more than that. Your ICT prediction was (in many ways) uncannily accurate.

I predict that no Canadian team (and Pat) gets beat to a TU on Mackenzie Bowell, but that it gets dropped in every other room.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:09 pm
by Muriel Axon
*reads everything on Mackenzie Bowell*

geez, that was a waste of time

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:15 pm
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Muriel Axon wrote:*reads everything on Mackenzie Bowell*

geez, that was a waste of time
Just like Mackenzie Bowell's premiership. Schmuck couldn't even solve the Manitoba Schools Question.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:46 am
by Victor Prieto
There are 48 teams now, so I'm just guessing that it will be 4x12 into 4x12. Here is my guess at a possible preliminary bracket seeding, and what this would look like after rebracketing. Note that things may get kinda fuzzy in the lower brackets, if you get mad about where you're placed, sorry. I've also bolded who I'm calling to win each bracket.

Bracket A

Alberta
Berkeley B
Carleton
Illinois
Liberty
McMaster
North Carolina
Ottawa
Oxford
UCLA
UCSD
Virginia

Bracket B

Berkeley A
Chicago C
Kenyon
McGill
MIT A
Notre Dame A
Ohio State
Penn A
RIT
Stanford B
William and Mary
Yale

Bracket C

Chicago
Harvard
Michigan A
MIT B
Northwestern
Notre Dame B
NYU
Penn B
Rutgers
UCF A
VCU A
WUSTL

Bracket D

Chicago B
Columbia
DCC
Maryland
Michigan B
Minnesota
Penn C
Rice
South Carolina
Stanford A
Washington
Waterloo

***Rebracketing***

Bracket 1
Alberta
Chicago
Columbia
Harvard
Maryland
MIT A
Michigan A
Penn A
Stanford
UCSD
Virginia
Yale

Bracket 2

Berkeley A
Chicago B
DCC
Illinois
Minnesota
North Carolina
Northwestern
NYU
Ottawa
Stanford B
William and Mary
WUSTL

Bracket 3

Berkeley B
Kenyon
McGill
MIT B
Notre Dame A
Oxford
Penn B
Rice
Rutgers
UCLA
Washington
Waterloo

Bracket 4

Carleton
Chicago C
Liberty
McMaster
Michigan B
Notre Dame B
Ohio State
Penn C
RIT
South Carolina
UCF A
VCU A

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:15 pm
by Benin Rebirth Party
Kumbla wrote: 4x12 into 4x12
Double byes would be nice if the day goes really really long.
Kumbla wrote: Bracket 3
Waterloo
If this happens, I'll pretend to eat my shoe.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:42 pm
by jonpin
A 4x12 into 4x12 would mean everyone played 20 games, and would require 9 blind packets for the crossover rounds, on top of tiebreakers and finals.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:48 pm
by Victor Prieto
The Last 20 Stanley Cup Winners wrote:
Kumbla wrote: Bracket 3
Waterloo
If this happens, I'll pretend to eat my shoe.
Yeah, I misjudged that. I changed it to Oxford. Despite the fact that they'll suffer from a heavier concentration of American stuff, there's this statline backing me up.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:32 pm
by ryanrosenberg
Kumbla wrote: Bracket 2
North Carolina
I would be shocked if this happened, mostly because UNC isn't playing ACF Nationals.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:58 pm
by Windows ME
I wrote a haiku about each team. Except B teams because I have no idea who's realistically playing on them. Sorry B teams. Slot yourselves in
wherever you feel comfortable.

VIRGINIA
Playing Bollinger? /
You are in so much trouble /
His two beats your one

PENN
Saajid scores fifty /
Just like Jordan in his prime /
Will it be enough?

CHICAGO
Three-headed dragon /
Just when you thought it was safe /
Finalists again

MARYLAND
Top seed has been beaten! /
The culprit? Jordan Brownstein: /
Nine tossups, no negs

STANFORD
Those teams above us? /
We beat them all at Oppen! /
Beware the West Coast

MICHIGAN
The only thing top /
teams fear when playing these guys? /
Arrabal Redux

UCSD
Auroni so good /
He will win Nats top scorer /
While driving a car

MIT
Neil Gurram will make /
Long awaited Nats debut /
But he's not alone...

YALE
Last week Atlanta: /
Different bracket, same result /
The winning won't stop

COLUMBIA
Have hosted Nats twice /
will win tons if can survive /
Ride to Ann Arbor

ALBERTA
Penn Bowls won this year /
Alberta two. Virginia? /
Just one. Please keep up.

HARVARD
Just played shorthanded /
A much different beast this time /
Don't forget SRIRAMMMMMMM

WUSTL
Richard Yu becomes /
the first ever player to /
power Nats tossup

ILLINOIS
Remember thirteen? /
Andrew won nats by himself /
So what if D2?

MINNESOTA
Surprise people when /
A familiar face shows up /
BAH GAWD ITS MIKE CHEYNE

NORTH CAROLINA
I wrote nice haiku /
Then I suddenly find out /
They aren't playing!?

BERKELEY
Experience counts /
Bountiful harvest awaits /
When negs turn to tens

STANFORD B
I don't rank B teams /
But these guys are so good I'll /
make an exception

NORTHWESTERN
Dylan Minarik /
Sets Nats scoring record when /
TWELVE/TWELVE POKEMON

NYU
Evan eats breakfast /
Obviously a GRAND SLAM /
Not a pun, I swear

WILLIAM & MARY
Lose decisive match /
Can't find Canada on map /
Tucked away down there

RUTGERS
Disqualified when /
Thinking online tournament /
Use keyboard to buzz

MCGILL
Underrated team /
Finish ahead of Waterloo /
But Joe still eats shoe

UCLA
Tourney just practice /
Hidehiro back next year /
Will then dominate

OXFORD
Will have worst record /
Among all British teams at Nats /
But also the best

WASHINGTON
The best kept secret /
That top bracket team last year? /
:gasp: They are all back!

OTTAWA
Veteran player /
Impresses all at tourney /
Name? Dennis Beeby

KENYON
Young Ohio team /
Will accidentally upset /
Someone much better

SOUTH CAROLINA
After long, hard journey /
Come Twenty-ninth overall /
But first in our hearts

RICE
Unlike the others /
Capable of making a /
proper prediction

WATERLOO
I disagree with Joe /
Waterloo wins ALL THE BRACKETS /
except one and two

NOTRE DAME A
Andrew Kiss returns
Will do better than last year /
Despite bigger field

OHIO STATE
Football team shows up /
Lifetime unbeaten on road /
in game of quizbowl

VCU
Honour late comrade /
Team come dressed all as hotdogs /
But what does it mean?

DETROIT CATHOLIC CENTRAL
Whether high school or /
College, means very little: /
lose to Virginia

RIT
Team makes headlines when /
able to buzz on question: /
buzzer not plugged in

LIBERTY
Extra! This just in! /
Liberty finish in top /
Fifty in the world

MCMASTER
Jay takes wrong exit /
Stranded in Paw Paw again /
Misses seven rounds

UCF
Seven syllables upfront /
Team so surreal /
Even "haiku" strange

CARLETON
Spend second day /
Coming up with ideas /
COTTAGE BOWL TWO

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:10 pm
by cruzeiro
Windows ME wrote:I wrote a haiku about each team. Except B teams because I have no idea who's realistically playing on them. Sorry B teams. Slot yourselves in
wherever you feel comfortable.
OTTAWA
Veteran player /
Impresses all at tourney /
Name? Dennis Beeby
Unfortunately, this is kinda impossible, as I'll be writing final exams while the field is having fun playing quizbowl. Enjoy the Jordan Palmer Experience, y'all!

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:23 pm
by Muriel Axon
Well, it will be really impressive if you get points without being there!

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:49 pm
by The Ununtiable Twine
Muriel Axon wrote:Well, it will be really impressive if you get points without being there!
His absence just ensures that his teammate will neg 50 questions, that's all!

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:34 am
by Rufous-capped Thornbill
I've been out of the loop for a while, so forgive me if these sentiments have already been shared, but it's super cool to see so many first timers(AFAIK) like Liberty, McGill, Oxford, Kenyon, Waterloo and DCC registered for ACF Nats.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:20 am
by Benin Rebirth Party
Inkana7 wrote:I've been out of the loop for a while, so forgive me if these sentiments have already been shared, but it's super cool to see so many first timers(AFAIK) like Liberty, McGill, Oxford, Kenyon, Waterloo and DCC registered for ACF Nats.
Carleton University, and RIT as well I think? Yay for the growth of Canadian quizbowl! I think NAQT had suggested if five Canadian teams ever made it to HSNCT in one year, they would play off the top two for a title. This year at Nats, we have Mac, Ottawa, McGill, Carleton, Waterloo, Alberta. That's 1/8 of the ACF Nationals field.
Windows ME wrote: MCGILL
Underrated team
:party: Thanks, but I don't think we can impress you at nats. We don't scale up well enough yet.

If we play and beat Northwestern, our season will have been salvaged and we can go into the summer happy. No more McGill losing to Northwestern.
Windows ME wrote: PENN
Saajid scores fifty /
Just like Jordan in his prime /
Will it be enough?
Who are you referring to? I don't think "The Viper" is in his prime yet.
minusfive wrote: I predict that no Canadian team (and Pat) gets beat to a TU on Mackenzie Bowell, but that it gets dropped in every other room.
I never hear Michigan or Columbia mentioned when it comes to Canadiana! Regardless, if Bowell is tossed up, then I'm calling that at least two of {Saajid, Kenji, Ben Zhang, Trevor} will beat their Canadian teammates to it. Honorary Canadian Adam Swift of RIT is probably bound to also get a Canadian tossup!

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:58 am
by AKKOLADE
Apparently Washington and Rutgers are both just really pissed.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:35 am
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
The Last 20 Stanley Cup Winners wrote:
Windows ME wrote: PENN
Saajid scores fifty /
Just like Jordan in his prime /
Will it be enough?
Who are you referring to? I don't think "The Viper" is in his prime yet.
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Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:40 pm
by CaseyB
Inkana7 wrote:I've been out of the loop for a while, so forgive me if these sentiments have already been shared, but it's super cool to see so many first timers(AFAIK) like Liberty, McGill, Oxford, Kenyon, Waterloo and DCC registered for ACF Nats.
Don't forget UCF. This is our first time as well.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:07 pm
by Cheynem
The Washington and Rutgers videos in the above post were unfortunately the same one by mistake, so here is the real Washington video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JevpLumwY3c

Also, here is a video representing ACF:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOpapeX6Vzs

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:38 pm
by Rufous-capped Thornbill
CaseyB wrote:
Inkana7 wrote:I've been out of the loop for a while, so forgive me if these sentiments have already been shared, but it's super cool to see so many first timers(AFAIK) like Liberty, McGill, Oxford, Kenyon, Waterloo and DCC registered for ACF Nats.
Don't forget UCF. This is our first time as well.
Sorry about that! Must have not seen it.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:31 pm
by minusfive
My predictions for the Divisions:

No One E-Mails the Colonel
The e-brary of Babel
The Blog According to G.H.
The Forum Post of the War of the Pig

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:12 am
by bradleykirksey
Windows ME wrote: UCF
Seven syllables upfront /
Team so surreal /
Even "haiku" strange

At our first ICT in 2012, I was walking back from Giordano's alone and I stopped to cross the street. I thought I heard footsteps behind me and I turned to see who. I caught the inside of my ear on a rusty stop sign bad enough to draw a lot of blood. I talked to the hotel nurse (AKA the girl standing closest to the first aid kid) who said the only thing to do was to go to the hospital and get a tetanus shot and stitches. I figured I'd spent too much money to do that and it was too important to buzzer rock for my DII team and I went up to the room. My teammates were just happy enough that Ian Braun wasn't playing top bracket matches and didn't question it. Our opponents that round (Shan Kothari and Joe Nutter of MSU I think) did everything they could to convince me that I needed to go to the E.R. since I said it'd been 8 or 9 years since I had a tetanus shot but I didn't since they were trying to get rid of our best player in a big match. The only bad thing that happened is that there's a small scar in my ear and Ian McKenzie had to call a timeout once since the blood dripping out my ear became a distraction.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:53 am
by Nabonidus
The Last 20 Stanley Cup Winners wrote:
Windows ME wrote: MCGILL
Underrated team
:party: Thanks, but I don't think we can impress you at nats. We don't scale up well enough yet.
Joe snores like banshee /
His teammates get zero sleep /
"We don't scale up well"

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:11 pm
by Muriel Axon
bradleykirksey wrote:Our opponents that round (Shan Kothari and Joe Nutter of MSU I think) did everything they could to convince me that I needed to go to the E.R. since I said it'd been 8 or 9 years since I had a tetanus shot but I didn't since they were trying to get rid of our best player in a big match.
I don't remember that at all, but if I did say that, I would stand by that advice.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:47 pm
by Peter13
I'm back for another year of Peter's Predictions. Let's get started:

48. RIT - Expect Adam Swift to lead his team with points...since he's the only one playing. Maybe in the quizbowl world, it stands for 'Respect this Individual Team'.

47. Carleton University - Carleton will win this tournament hands down..at being the most fun group of quizbowlers to be around. Expect Nick Penner and co. to 30 a bonus on 'fun'.

46. South Carolina - Christopher King will be their King on Saturday, having the knowledge and charisma to avoid last place.

45. Liberty - Hopefully, this team will use their Christian knowledge and their Science knowledge to answer a tossup on Mary Baker Eddy.

44. Waterloo - Aayush will dominate all in a flamboyant display. Expect him to take India everyday. And don't forget about 'Tay Tay'.

43. Ohio State - I hope that this team shows up in full support, or forgets the tournament even happened. Either way, expect a surprise with the Buckeyes.

42. UCSD B - Sadly, UCSD arrives late to Ann Arbor, at 11:00am instead of 8:00am, forgetting to change their watches 3 hours ahead.

41. Michigan B - Playing in their own backyard, expect this team to arrive later, thinking that they still have time.

40. Notre Dame B - This lackluster side seem all out of hope and pray to 'Notre Dame' herself, and later surge past teams in the bottom bracket.

39. Penn C - I expect Cushing and Block to be the next great Penn C duo. Scratch that, the only great Penn C duo.

38. McMaster - Jay the Red and his gang will likely discover new ground in Ann Arbor. Or get stuck along the way. Or both.

37. UCF - Bradley Kirksey has cultivated the seeds of quizbowl in Florida, and I reckon the result will be sweet.

36. Rice - It starts off well enough, but then Victor negs 'Battle of Lake Trasimene' with 'Battle of Marathon'. It only goes downhill from there.

35. UCLA - The top scoring powerhouse that is Hidehiro Anto only has one flaw, his lack of teammates.

34. VCU - The days of being in the Top 25 has come and gone for VCU. Or has it? I think it has.

33. Kenyon - After driving through the rain, this team arrives later than expected but before the tournament starts. They even play a round of quizbowl with another team before realizing that this they are actually at MSU.

32. Chicago C - Whoever this team is fielding, expect them to be the winningest C team in the world.

31. Rutgers - Expect David Song to sing his way into the third bracket. My guess is either the 1812 Overture or the Trainer Victory song from Pokemon. Or a combination of the two.

30. Ottawa - The Jordan Palmer Experience is back again to rock your world. Tickets are and will always be available.

29. Minnesota - Shan Kothari is bound to get some teammates to help him stick to his own advice. A diamond can only be cut by another diamond, and Shan can only be psyched out by himself. (Or another Shan I guess?)

28. UC Berkeley B - It's time for ACF, and lack of powers mean a lack of powering through to the second bracket.

27. Penn B - Max Smiley will frown for the prelims, before seeing his team do his namesake facial expression by the end of the day.

26. Chicago B - The team gets lost after mishearing the Michigan Diag as the Michigan Dying, and soon see Janissaries shooting on unarmed quizbowlers. Then Kay Li wakes up.

25. MIT B - Hwang and Ren are nervous at first, losing by 100s of points in their few opening games. They meditate, then get a first-liner on 'The Five Precepts'. Everyone moves closer to nirvana after that.

24. Washington - The top scorer will be Grubb. Then a line he will flub. Getting angry, his toe will stub. And Washington will have to sub.

23. Notre Dame A - They play many tiebreakers long into the day to determine the boundary between the second and third brackets. On the last one, they lose out on a Eugene O'Neil play. They now understand the meaning of 'long day's journey into night' after leaving a few hours late.

22. McGill - Derek is late after lunch, causing Joe to go look for him. When Derek comes back, Joe is nowhere to be found. The game starts as normal, but then Joe appears from nowhere to get a tossup on Czech composers.

21. Stanford B - Jialin Ding gets a bonus on Ernest Hemingway, and Alex Freed gets one on Alexander II of Russia.

20. Oxford - Flying over the pond, their knowledge stakes up well on 'Pope Adrian IV' and 'John Everett Millais', but not so much on 'Fast Food Advertising Campaigns'.

19. UC Berkeley A - Ankit manages to accidentally buzz on 'This ancient city' and blurts out 'Ayutthaya' to get the points. He then promptly gets zero on Alternative Literary Poems.

18. Northwestern - Dylan Minarik. Legend at Belvidere North, Legend at Northwestern.

17. Illinois - Andrew Wang tries in vain to stop the chaos around him..caused by his plethora of negs. Luckily, his teammates help Illinois to finish reasonably well-off.

16. DCC - A high school team that can beat even a regional collegiate powerhouse, this team shows that youth and experience aren't mutually exclusive.

15. William & Mary - Sean Smiley seems to rectify his past, only for him to buzz with "Crommodus' for 'Commodus'. The stench of failure remains.

14. NYU - The Grand Slam Man, Evan Adams, is at a new school, and will try to give NYU another strong performance. Expect him to win a tiebreaker on Louis Sullivan.

13. Alberta - Hopefully Trevor and Sinan bring back the charm that we haven't seen yet from them this year. I just hope they don't get stuck on a 'narrow road from the deep north' before arriving in Ann Arbor.

12. Harvard - Looking strong, but suffering from large changes in personnel, this team's performance could easily falter like the Ottoman Empire.

11. Columbia - The always attentive Ben Zhang and co. will be looking to stir the pot a bit. Like the Chimera, they is fierce and dazzling, but a few great heroes can defeat them.

10. WUSTL - Yu and Hang will challenge anyone with their knowledge of history, but in other areas, they lack. I believe that they will come short in the top bracket against stronger, more ferocious opposition.

9. Yale - This team has Music and Literature covered, but they might hear 'Schwanengesang' as the playoffs take place.

8. UCSD A - Auroni has done well leading this team, who also has Jason and Rohit to thank for its success. Look for Auroni to be unwavering in his responses, whether rightly or wrongly.

7. MIT A - Neil Gurram was a star at Detroit Country Day, and while still a star, he gets overshadowed by the likes of Bollinger and Mukherjee. Quality will shine through and the great will be defeated by the excellent.

6. Stanford - Two ultimate generalists, Liu and Brownlow, will join forces for many entertaining matches. This West Coast school will be coasting it until the playoffs, when Brownlow can't thirty a physics bonus.

5. Michigan A - Will Nediger and co. will show that they mean business, and be in the Top 5 this time round. His team has the deep knowledge, but not the science knowledge to break out into a higher place.

4. Maryland - Jordan, Dan, Brian, and Chris are playing near perfect quizbowl when late in the game Dan negs with 'Guiding Light', losing his team's only chance to make it in the Top 3.

3. Chicago A - This are looking desperate for Chicago A getting to the final, but Chris Ray gets four tossups in a row to be down by 20 points to Penn going in to the final tossup. Then Chris turns from hero to villain in an instant when he negs with Samarkand for Dushanbe, ending all hope for the plucky team.

2. Penn - They look to right the wrong of ICT and make sure they win ACF Nats. Can they do it? Maybe. Do I think they will do it? No.

1. Virginia - Bollinger is one if not the greatest quizbowler currently playing. On top of that, they have Tommy Casalaspi, a title contender with a excessive amount of literature knowledge. With a deluge of other great players that specialize in science, I cannot see any team but them pull through.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:16 pm
by grapesmoker
There are only 48 registered teams.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:49 pm
by Peter13
I know, but I counted all the teams that were registered, and there were 50. You can check yourself. If someone could tell me the changes, I would more than appreciate it.

Edit: Thanks for telling me that. I was using an old team sheet. I will edit it promptly.
Edit 2: Cannot 30 a tossup. But if anyone could, it would be Nick Penner.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:19 pm
by Senator_Jay
Always a good choice with the Raul Julia Bison.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:21 pm
by jonpin
Peter13 wrote:I know, but I counted all the teams that were registered, and there were 50. You can check yourself. If someone could tell me the changes, I would more than appreciate it.
The list of registered teams is here. Columbia B and North Carolina are your excess teams.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:48 am
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Peter is already wrong: I have not just one, but TWO teammates.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:54 am
by Muriel Axon
Peter13 wrote:47. Carleton University - Carleton will win this tournament hands down..at being the most fun group of quizbowlers to be around. Expect Nick Penner to 30 a tossup on 'fun'.
I would be impressed if anyone 30'd a tossup on anything.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:06 am
by Benin Rebirth Party
Muriel Axon wrote:
Peter13 wrote:47. Carleton University - Carleton will win this tournament hands down..at being the most fun group of quizbowlers to be around. Expect Nick Penner to 30 a tossup on 'fun'.
I would be impressed if anyone 30'd a tossup on anything.
Richard Yu's gonna 15 a tossup, so I wouldn't be surprised if someone 30'd something

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:30 pm
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
The Last 20 Stanley Cup Winners wrote:
Muriel Axon wrote:
Peter13 wrote:47. Carleton University - Carleton will win this tournament hands down..at being the most fun group of quizbowlers to be around. Expect Nick Penner to 30 a tossup on 'fun'.
I would be impressed if anyone 30'd a tossup on anything.
Richard Yu's gonna 15 a tossup, so I wouldn't be surprised if someone 30'd something
Northwestern legend Dylan Minarik can 30 a tossup.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:47 pm
by AKKOLADE
Muriel Axon wrote:
Peter13 wrote:47. Carleton University - Carleton will win this tournament hands down..at being the most fun group of quizbowlers to be around. Expect Nick Penner to 30 a tossup on 'fun'.
I would be impressed if anyone 30'd a tossup on anything.
Never give up.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:04 am
by The Ununtiable Twine
It appears that I forgot to offer my predictions for this year. I'll take UVA I guess.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:54 pm
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thank u based peter

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:36 pm
by Windows ME
Windows ME wrote: PENN
Saajid scores fifty /
Just like Jordan in his prime /
Called it.

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:07 pm
by The Ununtiable Twine
Windows ME wrote:
Windows ME wrote: PENN
Saajid scores fifty /
Just like Jordan in his prime /
Called it.
Is it safe to assume Auroni was driving a car en route to his 99 ppg prelim performance?