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    ECAC Pick the Standings 2017-18

    Okay. It has come to my attention that vicb will not be running the ECAC Pick the Standings contest this year, and I just couldn't let it die. You may know me from the weekly RPI Pick-to-Click game and the annual ECAC Projected Standings post. As long as it's okay with vicb, I'll handle running this contest this year. I know this is coming with very short notice, but hopefully we'll still be able to get a good turnout before the ECAC schedule starts this Friday.


    So here we go again! One final cheer for jstadts for winning last year's contest, and one final jeer to Rjm7272 for keeping me from taking the bottom spot. As always, the contest is easy. Pick the ECAC Standings at the end of the 2017-18 season in order from 1-12 (no ties). Playoff seedings determine the position of the teams in case of a regular season tie. I'm changing things ever so slightly with how scores will appear, though the mechanics are the same in the end. Rather than a simple square of the distance between your prediction and the actual standings, I'm going to report the Spearman's rank correlation coefficient between each participant's predictions and the real standings. This change is just because I am difficult (and if people really complain, I can report both metrics). In the end, all scores will range between 1 and -1 (rather than between 0 and 572), and the CLOSEST TO 1 WINS. You have until the puck drops on the first ECAC contests (RPI at Union/Brown at Yale; Friday, 27 October at 7 PM EDT) to get your picks in.

    Tie breakers are:

    Pick correctly the ECACHL Regular Season Champ.
    Have the most teams in the correct order of finish.
    Have the most top 6 teams in the correct order of finish.
    I will flip a coin.

    You can change your picks at any time up till the drop of the puck of the first league game, however DO NOT EDIT THE ORIGINAL PICKS . Just put up a new post with your change.

    Here are the past winners and biggest losers since 2002:

    Year Winner Pts Last Place Pts
    2002-2003 Ken Schott 50 jen 288
    2003-2004 inobmaz 70 Earl Leatherland 300
    2004-2005 snwbrdr 82 RPIBMW 330
    2005-2006 Red Cloud 26 Papa Smurf 226
    2006-2007 Slumulva 98 The Random Number 434
    2007-2008 TchrBill 128 The Random Number 420
    2008-2009 Union93 48 cudmud 286
    2009-2010 Saints17 70 Chefvad and petal 354
    2010-2011 Go Puckman 44 sgt12 268
    2011-2012 Kepler 76 The Random Number 314
    2012-2013 Go Puckman 150 cudmud 372
    2013-2014 KnucklePuck CU 100 Old Time Hockey 274
    2014-2015 DrDemento 92 lugnut92 302
    2015-2016 jmhusker 24 ColSkate65 274
    2016-2017 jstadts 64 Rjm7272 372


    I'll post updates each week so everyone can keep track of their standing as the year progresses. Good luck everyone!
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    Re: ECAC Pick the Standings 2017-18

    TBRW:

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    1.	 	Harvard	
    2.	 	Cornell	
    3.	 	Quinnipiac	
    4.	 	Union	
    5.	 	Clarkson	
    6.	 	SLU	
    7.	 	Princeton	
    8.	 	Yale	
    9.	 	Colgate	
    10.	 	RPI	
    11.	 	Dartmouth	
    12.	 	Brown
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    Re: ECAC Pick the Standings 2017-18

    To kick us off(man, Kepler is fast...), here are the non-user submitted predictions that will also participate this year:

    The Random Number
    1. Clarkson
    2. RPI
    3. Quinnipiac
    4. Cornell
    5. Princeton
    6. St. Lawrence
    7. Dartmouth
    8. Yale
    9. Harvard
    10. Colgate
    11. Union
    12. Brown

    Mr. Last Year
    1. Harvard
    2. Union
    3. Cornell
    4. St. Lawrence
    5. Quinnipiac
    6. Clarkson
    7. Princeton
    8. Yale
    9. Dartmouth
    10. Colgate
    11. RPI
    12. Brown

    The Media
    1. Harvard
    2. Quinnipiac
    3. Cornell
    4. Princeton
    5. Clarkson
    6. Union
    7. Yale
    8. St. Lawrence
    9. Dartmouth
    10. RPI
    11. Brown
    12. Colgate

    The Coaches
    1. Harvard
    2. Quinnipiac
    3. Cornell
    4. Clarkson
    5. Princeton
    6. Union
    7. St. Lawrence
    8. Yale
    9. Dartmouth
    10. RPI
    11. Colgate
    12. Brown
    Last edited by lugnut92; 10-23-2017 at 02:57 PM.
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    If the preseason is any indication, Random Number actually has a good shot at winning this.

    Also, I was told there'd be no math...
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    Kepler:

    Code:
    1.	 	Harvard	
    2.	 	Cornell	
    3.	 	Quinnipiac	
    4.	 	Clarkson
    5.	 	Princeton
    6.	 	Union
    7.	 	SLU
    8.	 	Colgate
    9.	 	Yale
    10.	 	RPI
    11.	 	Dartmouth	
    12.	 	Brown
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    Quote Originally Posted by lugnut92 View Post
    To kick us off(man, Kepler is fast...)
    Several times I blew it and had to beg mercy for TBRW because it had been published earlier. This time I was taking no chances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    If the preseason is any indication, Random Number actually has a good shot at winning this.
    Harvard (and RPI, sorry Ralph) screw them, otherwise, yeah, not too shabby for ol' RN.
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    miker

    Code:
    1.	 	Harvard	
    2.	 	Cornell	
    3.	 	Clarkson	
    4.	        Quinnipiac
    5.	 	Princeton	
    6.	 	Yale	
    7.	 	RPI	
    8.	 	Dartmouth		
    9.	 	Union
    10.	 	SLU 	
    11.	 	Colgate
    12.	 	Brown
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    1. Quinnipiac
    2. Harvard
    3. Cornell
    4. Clarkson
    5. Princeton
    6. Yale
    7. Dartmouth
    8. St. Lawrence
    9. Union
    10. Brown
    11. Colgate
    12. RPI

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    1. Harvard
    2. Clarkson
    3. Quinnipiac
    4. Princeton
    5. Cornell
    6. RPI
    7. Yale
    8. Union
    9. St. Lawrence
    10. Brown
    11. Colgate
    12. Dartmouth

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    My own (slightly less biased than usual) personal prediction:
    1. RPI
    2. Harvard
    3. Quinnipiac
    4. Cornell
    5. Yale
    6. Clarkson
    7. Princeton
    8. Union
    9. Colgate
    10. SLU
    11. Dartmouth
    12. Brown
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    Dear God lugman what are you smoking...Colgate as high as 9th?! LOL j/k...good luck to the Engineers this season, your delusional #1 pick is what makes upsets so special.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TchrBill View Post
    Dear God lugman what are you smoking...Colgate as high as 9th?! LOL j/k...good luck to the Engineers this season, your delusional #1 pick is what makes upsets so special.
    I never do particularly well, but I'd rather lose with RPI picked at #1 than win based on their failure.
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    1. Clarkson
    2. Harvard
    3. Quinnipiac
    4. Princeton
    5. Cornell
    6. RPI
    7. Union
    8.Yale
    9. SLU
    10. Dartmouth
    11. Brown
    12. Colgate

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    1 CCT
    2 Harvard
    3 RPI
    4 QU
    5 Cornell
    6 Yale
    7 Dartmouth
    8 Union
    9 Princeton
    10 SLU
    11 Colgate
    12 Brown

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    Thanks for doing this lugnut!

    1. Harvard
    2. Quinnipiac
    3. Clarkson
    4. Cornell
    5. Union
    6. Yale
    7. Princeton
    8. St Lawrence
    9. Dartmouth
    10. RPI
    11. Brown
    12. Colgate
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    1. Harvard
    2. Quinnipiac
    3. Clarkson
    4. Cornell
    5. Princeton
    6. Yale
    7. Union
    8. Dartmouth
    9. RPI
    10. St. Lawrence
    11. Colgate
    12. Brown

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    1. Harvard
    2. Clarkson
    3. Princeton
    4. Quinny
    5. Cornell
    6. Union
    7. Yale
    8. RPI
    9. St. Lawrence
    10. Brown
    11. Colgate
    12. Dartmouth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    1 CCT
    2 Harvard
    3 RPI
    4 QU
    5 Cornell
    6 Yale
    7 Dartmouth
    8 Union
    9 Princeton
    10 SLU
    11 Colgate
    12 Brown
    Ralph

    You posted a picture on one of the threads of the standings board at Houston. There was talk at the time of making that the RPI entry in this contest. I can't find it. If you can, would you post the RPI entry??

    All I can recall is that you were in 1st and we were in last.

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    1. Harvard
    2. Quinnipiac
    3. Clarkson
    4. Cornell
    5. Yale
    6. Union
    7. Dartmouth
    8. RPI
    9. Colgate
    10. Brown
    11. SLU
    12. Princeton
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