Bracket talk

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

Go down

Bracket talk

Post by Bigshot85 on Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:29 am

Let's get some chatter going what do you guys think? Looks like Washington and Metamora got some rough draws with Providence and JCA. Never thought I would say Elmwood Park very well could make it to the quarterfinals in 5a. Though I know nothing at all about Chicago Payton or Evergreen Park so if Elmwood Park faces either in the second round we shall see.
avatar
Bigshot85
Douche
Douche

Posts : 1402
Join date : 2008-09-23
Age : 33
Location : North Riverside IL

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by Reggie on Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:33 am

Bigshot85 wrote:Let's get some chatter going what do you guys think?  Looks like Washington and Metamora got some rough draws with Providence and JCA.  Never thought I would say Elmwood Park very well could make it to the quarterfinals in 5a.  Though I know nothing at all about Chicago Payton or Evergreen Park so if Elmwood Park faces either in the second round we shall see.

This is as brutal a draw as I ever recall the Mid Illini conference receiving.

Providence at Washington
JCA at Metamora
Dunlap at Yorkville
Morton at MacArthur

I honestly think the conference loses all four games. Crazy that Metamora is a one loss team but they would have received a much kinder path had they suffered two or three losses. On the plus side Metamora will have a really good basketball team this winter. Laughing
avatar
Reggie
Bee-otch

Posts : 756
Join date : 2008-07-09
Location : Butcher Holler, KY

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by ging on Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:57 am

Sterling's loss on Friday, while humbling, has resulted in the best playoff draw they've ever had.
avatar
ging
Kick Ass
Kick Ass

Posts : 2550
Join date : 2008-09-24
Age : 50
Location : Sterling, IL

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by Doctor D on Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:18 pm

I-8 in the last year of their current alignment is probably looking at 3-2 at worst with a likely 4-1 in the first round, although anything beyond the semis would be a longshot.  

The 2A bracket looks awesome.  Lots of potential great games in both halves although the north bracket looks a bit more intriguing.
avatar
Doctor D
Bee-otch

Posts : 243
Join date : 2009-11-07

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by Head Idiot on Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:09 pm

Reggie wrote:
Bigshot85 wrote:Let's get some chatter going what do you guys think?  Looks like Washington and Metamora got some rough draws with Providence and JCA.  Never thought I would say Elmwood Park very well could make it to the quarterfinals in 5a.  Though I know nothing at all about Chicago Payton or Evergreen Park so if Elmwood Park faces either in the second round we shall see.

This is as brutal a draw as I ever recall the Mid Illini conference receiving.

Providence at Washington
JCA at Metamora
Dunlap at Yorkville
Morton at MacArthur

I honestly think the conference loses all four games.  Crazy that Metamora is a one loss team but they would have received a much kinder path had they suffered two or three losses.  On the plus side Metamora will have a really good basketball team this winter. Laughing
You Metamora people, always talking about basketball...
avatar
Head Idiot
Legends of Bench

Posts : 9475
Join date : 2008-09-23
Age : 100
Location : Here

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by Head Idiot on Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:10 pm

Doctor D wrote:I-8 in the last year of their current alignment is probably looking at 3-2 at worst with a likely 4-1 in the first round, although anything beyond the semis would be a longshot.  

The 2A bracket looks awesome.  Lots of potential great games in both halves although the north bracket looks a bit more intriguing.
I would be willing to bet the 2A champ comes out of the south though.
avatar
Head Idiot
Legends of Bench

Posts : 9475
Join date : 2008-09-23
Age : 100
Location : Here

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by 19delta on Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:34 pm

Head Idiot wrote:
Doctor D wrote:I-8 in the last year of their current alignment is probably looking at 3-2 at worst with a likely 4-1 in the first round, although anything beyond the semis would be a longshot.  

The 2A bracket looks awesome.  Lots of potential great games in both halves although the north bracket looks a bit more intriguing.
I would be willing to bet the 2A champ comes out of the south though.

I don't know much about the South teams outside of DST, Tuscola, and MF but the North bracket is loaded. There is a possibility of GCMS and Hope Academy in the 2nd Round and either Newman-Hope or a Newman-GCMS rematch in the quarters.

EPC probably got the best draw in 2a. If they can get past Chicago Harlan in the 1st Round, they get the winner of Chicago Christian-Chicago Collins in the 2nd Round.
avatar
19delta
Kick Ass
Kick Ass

Posts : 3489
Join date : 2008-09-23

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by OldTitan on Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:06 pm

I am guessing the only Apollo team that will win a playoff game is Taylorville. I think they could make it to the quarters where they will lose to Rochester.

Effingham has a chance to beat Breese Mater Dei - they played them tough in a loss in the first game of the season.

Mt. Zion got the worst draw - 1st welcome to 5A and 2nd let's have you travel all the way down to Cahokia to get spanked.

Mattoon drew a team that almost running clocked them in the regular season. The Green Wave have improved since then, but clearly it's not a great match-up for them.
avatar
OldTitan
Dr. Douche

Posts : 2147
Join date : 2008-09-23

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by Head Idiot on Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:37 pm

OldTitan wrote:I am guessing the only Apollo team that will win a playoff game is Taylorville. I think they could make it to the quarters where they will lose to Rochester.

Effingham has a chance to beat Breese Mater Dei - they played them tough in a loss in the first game of the season.

Mt. Zion got the worst draw - 1st welcome to 5A and 2nd let's have you travel all the way down to Cahokia to get spanked.

Mattoon drew a team that almost running clocked them in the regular season. The Green Wave have improved since then, but clearly it's not a great match-up for them.
My observations on the Apollo were nearly the same. I was very underwhelmed with the quality of the conference this season. There are CIC teams that would challenge for the conference title IMO.

It wouldn't surprise me if no Apollo teams were to win.
avatar
Head Idiot
Legends of Bench

Posts : 9475
Join date : 2008-09-23
Age : 100
Location : Here

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by Head Idiot on Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:37 pm

The 1A south is incredibly bad.
avatar
Head Idiot
Legends of Bench

Posts : 9475
Join date : 2008-09-23
Age : 100
Location : Here

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by Head Idiot on Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:33 pm

19delta wrote:
Head Idiot wrote:
Doctor D wrote:I-8 in the last year of their current alignment is probably looking at 3-2 at worst with a likely 4-1 in the first round, although anything beyond the semis would be a longshot.  

The 2A bracket looks awesome.  Lots of potential great games in both halves although the north bracket looks a bit more intriguing.
I would be willing to bet the 2A champ comes out of the south though.

I don't know much about the South teams outside of DST, Tuscola, and MF but the North bracket is loaded. There is a possibility of GCMS and Hope Academy in the 2nd Round and either Newman-Hope or a Newman-GCMS rematch in the quarters.

EPC probably got the best draw in 2a. If they can get past Chicago Harlan in the 1st Round, they get the winner of Chicago Christian-Chicago Collins in the 2nd Round.
I forgot GCMS was in the north. I still am not sold on Hope. I feel they're the same deal we hear about every year with these small Chicago schools.
avatar
Head Idiot
Legends of Bench

Posts : 9475
Join date : 2008-09-23
Age : 100
Location : Here

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by illinipete on Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:06 am

didn't see a lot of conference rematches other than the beloved Valley vs Dixon. I don't see the same result as the first game of the year as Dixon has improved beating Genoa lately.

Rochelle/Syco didn't play this year but luckily for Sterling they are now!
avatar
illinipete
I Pete my Pants

Posts : 1589
Join date : 2008-07-08
Location : THE Valley

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by ging on Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:37 am

illinipete wrote:didn't see a lot of conference rematches other than the beloved Valley vs Dixon. I don't see the same result as the first game of the year as Dixon has improved beating Genoa lately.

Rochelle/Syco didn't play this year but luckily for Sterling they are now!

with montini looming in round 2 for the winner of hubs/spartans
avatar
ging
Kick Ass
Kick Ass

Posts : 2550
Join date : 2008-09-24
Age : 50
Location : Sterling, IL

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by illinipete on Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:55 pm

yup. Can Syco grind it out vs Montini or are they just that good again?
avatar
illinipete
I Pete my Pants

Posts : 1589
Join date : 2008-07-08
Location : THE Valley

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by general maximus on Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:08 pm

Head Idiot wrote:The 1A south is incredibly bad.

Agreed. Wait, what?

Only one 5-4 team in the South and the North bracket has 5.

I think Argenta is Legit, so is Camp Point and Triopia. Arcola's only losses are to Tuscola and Argenta.

I do have to agree with you that there are some overseeded teams in there. Madison for one is 8-1 with 25 points is not that strong.

general maximus
Douche
Douche

Posts : 1260
Join date : 2008-09-23
Age : 44

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by Head Idiot on Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:25 pm

general maximus wrote:
Head Idiot wrote:The 1A south is incredibly bad.

Agreed.  Wait, what?  

Only one 5-4 team in the South and the North bracket has 5.  

I think Argenta is Legit, so is Camp Point and Triopia.  Arcola's only losses are to Tuscola and Argenta.  

I do have to agree with you that there are some overseeded teams in there.  Madison for one is 8-1 with 25 points is not that strong.  
Seeds don't mean much.  The quality of teams is really, really low.  The south will be competing to see who gets running clocked at halftime in the state championship.

Do you legitimately believe that any of those teams come within 20 points of St T, Maroa, GCMS, Tuscola or any of the other teams that usually make frequent appearances in the 1A South?
avatar
Head Idiot
Legends of Bench

Posts : 9475
Join date : 2008-09-23
Age : 100
Location : Here

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by general maximus on Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:07 pm

No. Prob not.

general maximus
Douche
Douche

Posts : 1260
Join date : 2008-09-23
Age : 44

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by Head Idiot on Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:09 pm

general maximus wrote:No. Prob not.  
The 1A South is about as weak as the 2A South was in 2013.

That we still couldn't find our way out of.... Mad Evil or Very Mad Mad Evil or Very Mad Mad Evil or Very Mad
avatar
Head Idiot
Legends of Bench

Posts : 9475
Join date : 2008-09-23
Age : 100
Location : Here

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by 19delta on Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:57 pm

Head Idiot wrote:
19delta wrote:
Head Idiot wrote:
Doctor D wrote:I-8 in the last year of their current alignment is probably looking at 3-2 at worst with a likely 4-1 in the first round, although anything beyond the semis would be a longshot.  

The 2A bracket looks awesome.  Lots of potential great games in both halves although the north bracket looks a bit more intriguing.
I would be willing to bet the 2A champ comes out of the south though.

I don't know much about the South teams outside of DST, Tuscola, and MF but the North bracket is loaded. There is a possibility of GCMS and Hope Academy in the 2nd Round and either Newman-Hope or a Newman-GCMS rematch in the quarters.

EPC probably got the best draw in 2a. If they can get past Chicago Harlan in the 1st Round, they get the winner of Chicago Christian-Chicago Collins in the 2nd Round.
I forgot GCMS was in the north.  I still am not sold on Hope.  I feel they're the same deal we hear about every year with these small Chicago schools.  

100% agreed.

Last year, the consensus was that the playoffs should just be cancelled and the trophy handed to Hope and they couldn't even get out of the 2nd round.

And about 4-5 years ago, the same thing was being said about them but Forreston pretty much waxed them in the 1st round.

They might be very good. But until they win something, I think we should just go ahead and play the games and see if that sorts things out.
avatar
19delta
Kick Ass
Kick Ass

Posts : 3489
Join date : 2008-09-23

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by 19delta on Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:02 pm

general maximus wrote:
Head Idiot wrote:The 1A south is incredibly bad.

Agreed.  Wait, what?  

Only one 5-4 team in the South and the North bracket has 5.  

I think Argenta is Legit, so is Camp Point and Triopia.  Arcola's only losses are to Tuscola and Argenta.  

I do have to agree with you that there are some overseeded teams in there.  Madison for one is 8-1 with 25 points is not that strong.  

When Madison was 5-0, they lost to 0-5 Du-Pec, a team that had been outscored 132-12 in their first five games.

So yeah...I don't think they are very good.
avatar
19delta
Kick Ass
Kick Ass

Posts : 3489
Join date : 2008-09-23

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by ramblinman on Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:02 pm

19delta wrote:EPC probably got the best draw in 2a. If they can get past Chicago Harlan in the 1st Round, they get the winner of Chicago Christian-Chicago Collins in the 2nd Round.

Hmmm...

Chicago Christian is hard to figure out. Qualified for the playoffs for the first time in ten years.
They won three one point games this year. They have defeated two teams substantially larger than the largest school EPC has faced this year.  If EPC and Chicago Christian win their first two games, EPC is on the road to Chicago Christian for the 2.5 hour drive in round two.
avatar
ramblinman
Douche
Douche

Posts : 1439
Join date : 2009-10-26

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by 19delta on Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:07 am

ramblinman wrote:
19delta wrote:EPC probably got the best draw in 2a. If they can get past Chicago Harlan in the 1st Round, they get the winner of Chicago Christian-Chicago Collins in the 2nd Round.

Hmmm...

Chicago Christian is hard to figure out. Qualified for the playoffs for the first time in ten years.
They won three one point games this year. They have defeated two teams substantially larger than the largest school EPC has faced this year.  If EPC and Chicago Christian win their first two games, EPC is on the road to Chicago Christian for the 2.5 hour drive in round two.

Full disclosure...I'm an EPC parent. My kid is a junior on the team. We aren't overlooking anyone. Just saying, as far as draws go in a bracket loaded with great teams, we did pretty well. I'm sure there are more than a few teams that would like to switch with us. Obviously, our guys still need to show up, execute, and play hard.
avatar
19delta
Kick Ass
Kick Ass

Posts : 3489
Join date : 2008-09-23

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by newcom on Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:00 pm

Delt, We will switch with you Shocked Laughing Cool Laughing
avatar
newcom
Kick Ass
Kick Ass

Posts : 3192
Join date : 2008-09-25
Age : 51
Location : In the land of wordless books.

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by Head Idiot on Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:42 am

Hope didn't running clock a marginal Knoxville team at home yesterday. Unless they had a massive case of overlooking a team for next week, that probably doesn't bode well for them in their upcoming game.
avatar
Head Idiot
Legends of Bench

Posts : 9475
Join date : 2008-09-23
Age : 100
Location : Here

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by morrisfan on Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:24 pm

Bigshot85 wrote:Never thought I would say Elmwood Park very well could make it to the quarterfinals in 5a.  Though I know nothing at all about Chicago Payton or Evergreen Park so if Elmwood Park faces either in the second round we shall see.

After watching too many games of Morris versus Elmwood and Evergreen Park, I would agree. I wouldn't have thought we would ever see either in the quarterfinals of a 16 team tournament - let alone 32.

morrisfan
Bee-otch

Posts : 253
Join date : 2009-10-27

Back to top Go down

Re: Bracket talk

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum