2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest (Winners Announced)

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby Jaqen » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:49 am

Jaqen's Entry wrote:
    _1. Yale
    _2. Harvard
    _3. Stanford
    _4. Columbia
    _5. Chicago
    _6. NYU
    _7. Penn
    _8. Berkeley
    _9. UVA
    10. Michigan
    11. Duke
    12. Northwestern
    13. Cornell
    14. Georgetown
    15. Texas
    16. UCLA
    17. Vanderbilt
    18. USC
    19. WUSTL
    20. Minnesota
    21. George Washington
    22. Notre Dame
    23. Emory
    24. BU
    25. IUB

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby North » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:00 am

ajr's Entry wrote:
    _9. Michigan
    10. UVA

I lol'd.The Boomers are dying, dude, and with them dies M's inflated quality assessment score. I'm with you on NYU, though.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby Yukos » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:41 am

North wrote:
ajr's Entry wrote:
    _9. Michigan
    10. UVA

I lol'd.The Boomers are dying, dude, and with them dies M's inflated quality assessment score. I'm with you on NYU, though.


NYU has been aggressively adding faculty for years; they probably have the most underrated quality assessment of the T14 (ie they're bizarro Michigan). Their 12% in school-funded jobs is weak though.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby Crowing » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:04 am

North you gonna submit an entry?

I ain't gonna debate the merits of any choices - can't be helping out the competition after all. Bet this is gonna be like picking a March Madness bracket though. You can try hard all you want but at the end of the day some monkey that threw darts is gonna end up with a better prediction than you.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby drive4showLSAT4dough » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:26 am

Code fail.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby North » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:41 am

Crowing wrote:North you gonna submit an entry?

Yeah I'm working on it right now, actually. I won't win, though, because I'm doing it the same non-scientific, gut-based way I do college football pick-ems: within reason, I'm predicting good outcomes for schools that I like and bad outcomes for schools that I, for whatever arbitrary reason, don't like. And you summed up why I do it like that pretty well, actually:
Crowing wrote: You can try hard all you want but at the end of the day some monkey that threw darts is gonna end up with a better prediction than you.



drive4showLSAT4dough wrote:Code fail.

Talking about the poll?

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby toothbrush » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:42 am

Crowing wrote:North you gonna submit an entry?

I ain't gonna debate the merits of any choices - can't be helping out the competition after all. Bet this is gonna be like picking a March Madness bracket though. You can try hard all you want but at the end of the day some monkey that threw darts is gonna end up with a better prediction than you.

:lol: this pretty much sums up the reasons i'm not taking this seriously

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby North » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:47 am

toothbrush wrote:
Crowing wrote:North you gonna submit an entry?

I ain't gonna debate the merits of any choices - can't be helping out the competition after all. Bet this is gonna be like picking a March Madness bracket though. You can try hard all you want but at the end of the day some monkey that threw darts is gonna end up with a better prediction than you.

:lol: this pretty much sums up the reasons i'm not taking this seriously

I really want kappycaft1 to stumble in here with a really, really well-researched and heavily-considered submission so we can compare his outcome to those of us who took the monkey dart approach.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby Sheffield » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:08 pm

Sherwood Entry wrote:
    _1. Yale
    _2. Harvard
    _3. Stanford
    _4. Columbia
    _5. NYU
    _5. UPENN
    _7. Chicago
    _8. Berkeley
    _9. Duke
    9. Virginia
    11. Michigan
    12. Northwestern
    13. Cornell
    14. UCLA
    15. Georgetown
    16. U Texas
    17. Vanderbilt
    18. U Minn
    19. USC
    20. Emory
    20. G Wash
    22. W&L
    23. Washington U
    24. Notre Dame
    25. ASU

Because I assume there is a deadline to submitting predictions, here it is! Will Harvard jump back up, will UPenn rejoin the T6 again, will Duke finally break into the top 10….

(Wish I knew what criteria changes USNWR implemented this time (not that it would actually help me). Wonder what the negative impact might be (if any) on school-funded employment?)

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby TripTrip » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:12 pm

Looks like somebody has not love for D.C.

North wrote:I really want kappycaft1 to stumble in here with a really, really well-researched and heavily-considered submission so we can compare his outcome to those of us who took the monkey dart approach.

+1

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby 20141023 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:21 pm

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby TripTrip » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:23 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:there was a competition put on by HR at kappycaft1' office recently for the "tidiest desk,"

:?

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby toothbrush » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:23 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
North wrote:I really want kappycaft1 to stumble in here with a really, really well-researched and heavily-considered submission so we can compare his outcome to those of us who took the monkey dart approach.

This is precisely why kappycaft1 is not submitting anything in this thread; he would feel extremely butthurt if he lost to random shit-guesses. :lol:

Speaking of butthurt, there was a competition put on by HR at kappycaft1' office recently for the "tidiest desk," and the winner got a $10 Starbucks gift card. kappycaft1' desk literally never has anything on it if he is not using it at the time (he might be a little OCD about cleaning shit), and he always dusts it at the end of the day and stuff... but HR didn't choose his desk because it "didn't look like anyone sat there." (That was literally HR's comment on the feedback matrix.) :evil:

Why is kappycaft1 speaking in the third person?

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby North » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:42 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:Speaking of butthurt, there was a competition put on by HR at kappycaft1' office recently for the "tidiest desk," and the winner got a $10 Starbucks gift card. kappycaft1' desk literally never has anything on it if he is not using it at the time (he might be a little OCD about cleaning shit), and he always dusts it at the end of the day and stuff... but HR didn't choose his desk because it "didn't look like anyone sat there." (That was literally HR's comment on the feedback matrix.) :evil:

kappycaft1, can you tell I work at my desk?
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kappycaft1 wrote:This is precisely why kappycaft1 is not submitting anything in this thread; he would feel extremely butthurt if he lost to random shit-guesses. :lol:

Then make one based on what you WANT to see and submit it. You're looking at a ~1/25 chance at free pistachios (at the moment). Go for it, dude.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby shifty_eyed » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:43 pm

toothbrush wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:
North wrote:I really want kappycaft1 to stumble in here with a really, really well-researched and heavily-considered submission so we can compare his outcome to those of us who took the monkey dart approach.

This is precisely why kappycaft1 is not submitting anything in this thread; he would feel extremely butthurt if he lost to random shit-guesses. :lol:

Speaking of butthurt, there was a competition put on by HR at kappycaft1' office recently for the "tidiest desk," and the winner got a $10 Starbucks gift card. kappycaft1' desk literally never has anything on it if he is not using it at the time (he might be a little OCD about cleaning shit), and he always dusts it at the end of the day and stuff... but HR didn't choose his desk because it "didn't look like anyone sat there." (That was literally HR's comment on the feedback matrix.) :evil:

Why is kappycaft1 speaking in the third person?

Idk but it suits him :mrgreen:

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby North » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:36 pm

North's Entry wrote:
    _1. Yale
    _2. Harvard
    _3. Stanford
    _4. Columbia
    _5. Chicago
    _6. NYU
    _7. Virginia
    _8. Penn
    _9. Berkeley
    10. Duke
    11. Northwestern
    12. Michigan
    13. Cornell
    14. Georgetown
    15. UCLA
    16. Vanderbilt
    17. Texas
    18. USC
    19. UMinn
    20. Notre Dame
    21. George Washington
    22. WUSTL
    23. Washington & Lee
    24. Emory
    25. Boston College
    25. Boston University

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby TripTrip » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:45 pm

North, 1985 called. They want their keyboard back.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby toothbrush » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:10 pm

why would mich drop to 12 and nw shoot up to 10 ?

DAMN MONKEYS ARE U BLIND

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby North » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:34 pm

toothbrush wrote:why would mich drop to 12 and nw shoot up to 10 ?

DAMN MONKEYS ARE U BLIND

Despite my love for its campus, I think it's time that M settled down where it belongs with DCNG. NU has hovered around 11/12 for the last six years. I don't think 10 is unreasonable -- it was #9 a few years back -- and I like what NU's been doing with WE expectations. Also, nice campus in an ugly city.
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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:35 pm

North wrote:
toothbrush wrote:why would mich drop to 12 and nw shoot up to 10 ?

DAMN MONKEYS ARE U BLIND

Despite my love for its campus, I think it's time that M settled down where it belongs with DCNG. NU has hovered around 11/12 for the last six years. I don't think 10 is unreasonable, and I like what NU's been doing with WE expectations. Also, nice campus in an ugly city.

You'd better not be talking about Chicago.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby North » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:42 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:You'd better not be talking about Chicago.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:44 pm

Wow, a major metro has some rundown parts. Color me shocked.

ETA: And we have some places in Miami that make that look pretty nice.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby PRgradBYU » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:47 pm

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

Too conservative?


You totally read my mind. I was thinking UVA would be the school to finally oust YLS this year.

TripTrip wrote:North, 1985 called. They want their keyboard back.


:lol: Rule of thumb: If your keyboard is white--and it's not made by Apple--it's probably time for a new keyboard.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

Postby holmesboy » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:48 pm

Blatant anti oriental noodle trolling.

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Re: 2014 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

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