2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest (Winners Announced)

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby TripTrip » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:07 pm

Dmini7 wrote:You could have multiple prizes. One for the individual who gets the most right(Or perfect score is someone secretly works for USNWR).
And one for the person who had the closest score to 0 assuming there were no perfect scores. If there were a perfect score then I guess they win both prizes...

How about a prize for whoever can get the least points without naming an unranked school? Ha!

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:09 pm

:lol:

Thanks for including my entry. I can't wait to enjoy them pistachios!

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby Crowing » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:11 pm

TripTrip wrote:
Dmini7 wrote:You could have multiple prizes. One for the individual who gets the most right(Or perfect score is someone secretly works for USNWR).
And one for the person who had the closest score to 0 assuming there were no perfect scores. If there were a perfect score then I guess they win both prizes...

How about a prize for whoever can get the least points without naming an unranked school? Ha!


I like the idea of having an alternative prize for whoever gets the most correct. I think the bottom line should be to keep the criteria simple though; I doubt North wants to deal with a bunch of complicated judging shit and the simpler we keep it the more transparent everything is and the easier it is for people to understand the scoring.

Having a prize for whoever sucks the most could be cool too, but the criteria for that would have to be pretty carefully crafted. Not listing unranked is too easy; even listing T1 would be too easy because you could just list current #26 as #1 and go down from there till the end of T1. So I'm not sure about what a good way to construct that would be.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby North » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:40 pm

Well this got surprisingly complex pretty quickly. After we're done with this you guys want to rewrite the tax code?

I think going with:

Everyone starts off with 0 points. A penalty equal to the difference between a school's USNWR rank and its rank in your submission will be assessed for each incorrectly placed school. If such a penalty is assessed for an incorrectly placed T14 school, it will be doubled.

is probably the cleanest way to do it. If someone puts ASU at #20 and it ends up getting #40 in USNWR, then that's -20. T14 gets more weight because it's more important but less variable. Why did we get caught up assessing damages based on the arbitrary cutoff at T25 in the first place? Derp.

And yeah we can do a couple different categories if you guys tell me the rules for assessing it. I have plenty of crap I can mail to TLSers. Stachios/Scallions are for the main one, though -- the points. So, "most correct" and "consensus worst entry" also? These are trying times for TLS, what with all the scatbombs and Dingbat bailing on us. Lets keep the gamesmanship ITT rolling.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby Unoriginalist » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:06 pm

EXAMPLE's Entry wrote:
    _1. Yale
    _2. Hahvahd
    _3. Stanford University
    _4. Columbia University
    _5. University of Chicago
    _6. New York University
    _7. University of Pennsylvania
    _8. UC Berkeley
    _9. University of Michigan
    10. University of Virginia
    11. Duke University
    12. Northwestern University
    13. Cornell
    14. Georgetown
    15. UCLA
    15. University of Texas
    17. Vanderbilt University
    18. University of Southern California
    19. Washington University in St. Louis
    20. University of Minnesota
    21. George Washington University
    22. Washington & Lee
    23. Notre Dame
    24. Boston University
    25. University of Washington
    26. Emory University

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby North » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:19 pm

No love for UVA except from Trollen Goden. You guys don't think I'm T6 material?

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby mg7 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:23 pm

You skipped me :( my post is on the bottom of page 2

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby North » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:57 pm

mg7 wrote:You skipped me :( my post is on the bottom of page 2

My bad, you're in now.

If I skipped you, let me know. Thread was moving fast earlier.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby Br3v » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:08 pm

North wrote:No love for UVA except from Trollen Goden. You guys don't think I'm T6 material?

Wait for it

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby Br3v » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:37 pm

Br3v's (I think I took this too seriously) Entry wrote:
    _1. Yale
    _2. Harvard
    _3. Stanford
    _4. Columbia
    _5. Chicago
    _6. NYU
    _7. Virginia
    _8. Penn
    _8. Boalt
    10. Michigan
    11. Duke
    12. Northwestern
    13. GULC
    14. Cornell
    15. Texas
    16. UCLA
    17. Vanderbilt
    18. USC
    18. GW
    20. UMinn
    21. UWash
    22. ASU (400 CLUB BUMP)
    23. Notre Dame
    24. Emory
    25. Washington U

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby gaud » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:37 pm

My bro.

*brofist*

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby Br3v » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:39 pm

gaud wrote:My bro.

*brofist*

8)

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby californiabeauar » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:18 pm

1. Yale
_2. Stanford
_3. Harvard
_4. Columbia
_5. Chicago
_6. NYU
_7. Penn
UVA
_8. Boalt
10. Michigan
11. Duke
12. Northwestern
13. Cornell
14. GULC
15. Texas
16. UCLA
17. Vanderbilt
18. USC
18. GW
20. UMinn
21. UWash
22. ASU
23. Notre Dame
24. Emory
25. Washington U

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby Dmini7 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:36 pm

Dmini7 wrote:
    _1. Yale
    _2. Stanford
    _3. Harvard
    _4. Columbia
    _5. Chicago
    _6. NYU
    _7. Virginia
    _8. Berkeley
    _9. Penn
    10. Michigan
    11. Duke
    12. Northwestern
    13. Cornell
    14. Georgtown
    15. UCLA
    16. Texas
    17. Vanderbilt
    18. USC
    19. UMN
    20. WUSTL
    21. GW
    22. ND
    23. Emory
    24. BU
    25. American


Wishful thinking on a tie at 14. I want there to be some sort of major shake-up and Gtown to be knocked out. Unfortunately when looking at the other schools, I feel a tie is all I can hope for as they all are definitely a step below the other top schools :/. I figured choosing ASU for 25 was too easy. TCR is American.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby Crowing » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:41 pm

Br3v wrote:Br3v's (I think I took this too seriously) Entry


GULC to maintain #13; Br3v going with the gutsy call

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby North » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:50 pm

Dmini7 wrote:Wishful thinking on a tie at 14. I want there to be some sort of major shake-up and Gtown to be knocked out. Unfortunately when looking at the other schools, I feel a tie is all I can hope for as they all are definitely a step below the other top schools :/. I figured choosing ASU for 25 was too easy. TCR is American.

Lol, they aren't counting employment at Starbucks this year so American is finally, hopefully, going down to where it belongs.

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Br3v wrote:Br3v's (I think I took this too seriously) Entry


GULC to maintain #13; Br3v going with the gutsy call

Gutsier call is putting ASU at #22, given the amended rule. Dat -20 hurts when you're thirsting after my nuts.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby Crowing » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:29 am

Dude ASU to anywhere in the T25 is like getting a PhD in Humanities; it's knowingly sacrificing success for an ideal, following a well-established shtick with full knowledge that you ain't gettin' any nuts.

GULC to 13 is like picking the #15 seed in the NCAA tourney. It's unconventional but could pay off big. Gotta show those nuts to get those nuts.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby PRgradBYU » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:30 am

LOL at the people predicting a #4 spot for UVA.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby North » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:58 am

PRgradBYU wrote:LOL at the people predicting a #4 spot for UVA.

Too conservative?

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby toothbrush » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:01 am

Crowing wrote:Dude ASU to anywhere in the T25 is like getting a PhD in Humanities; it's knowingly sacrificing success for an ideal, following a well-established shtick with full knowledge that you ain't gettin' any nuts.

GULC to 13 is like picking the #15 seed in the NCAA tourney. It's unconventional but could pay off big. Gotta show those nuts to get those nuts.



this made me laugh idk why lol crowing :)

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby ajr » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:22 am

ajr's Entry wrote:
    _1. Yale
    _2. Stanford
    _3. Harvard
    _4. Chicago
    _5. Columbia
    _6. Penn
    _7. NYU
    _8. Berkeley
    _9. Michigan
    10. UVA
    11. Duke
    12. Northwestern
    13. Georgetown
    14. Cornell
    15. UCLA
    16. Texas
    17. Vandy
    18. USC
    19. WUSTL
    20. Minn
    21. GW
    22. BU
    23. UW
    24. Emory
    25. ND

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby TripTrip » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:01 am

Man, ajr is putting the smack down on both NYU and UVA.

Don't let North see that one.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby ajr » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:08 am

TripTrip wrote:Man, ajr is putting the smack down on both NYU and UVA.

Don't let North see that one.


The LS I would really wish to relegate out of the list personally is Northwestern, but I really like them pistachios so I kept it sane.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby TripTrip » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:31 am

ajr wrote:
TripTrip wrote:Man, ajr is putting the smack down on both NYU and UVA.

Don't let North see that one.


The LS I would really wish to relegate out of the list personally is Northwestern, but I really like them pistachios so I kept it sane.

Why the hate for NU? They've got some stellar employment numbers compared to their peers.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby ajr » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:36 am

TripTrip wrote:
ajr wrote:
TripTrip wrote:Man, ajr is putting the smack down on both NYU and UVA.

Don't let North see that one.


The LS I would really wish to relegate out of the list personally is Northwestern, but I really like them pistachios so I kept it sane.

Why the hate for NU? They've got some stellar employment numbers compared to their peers.


I know their employment numbers are good and that is important. My hate is just a personal bias -- I don't like their overly "business" approach to academics overall. The AJD, removing LSAT requirements, etc. (This is not to suggest that the JD should not be a two-year degree). Too much emphasis on marketing makes everything other than their MBA in Marketing suck IMO.

Congrats on the killer numbers btw.




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