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4/2/2013 9:13:11 PM

Dodger Matt
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Sticking with ISRs again this week. All five conference series look competitive.
This week’s games
  • 1 OSU at 16 UCLA
  • 10 Ore at 19 ASU
  • 69 Cal at 83 Ariz
  • 60 Stan at 126 USC
  • 68 WSU at 136 Utah
  • 175 UW at 55 XP (Pepperdine)
An example ballot would look like this:

UCLA 2-1
Ore 2-1
Ariz 2-1
Stan 2-1
WSU 3-0
XP 2-1


Week 8 Series
  • The top series this week is between two top ten teams that both suffered series losses last week. Oregon State played its worst ball last week against San Diego. The Beavers outhit the Toreros 40 to 26, but they were outscored 25 to 21, the difference being they gave up 9 errors (to San Diego’s 7) and 11 of those 25 runs were unearned. UCLA lost the first two games last week to Arizona then rallied in the 9th inning of the third for 2 runs to break a 10-10 tie and escape with a win. After a 20-1 start, the Beavers have now lost 3 of their last 6 games.
  • Oregon sits alone atop the conference standings with an 8-1 record, having swept their last two opponents, Arizona and Washington at home. But they hit the road and take on red hot Arizona State, 1-2 series losers against Wazzu and OSU but victorious over highly ranked UCLA. In many ways, this looks very much like the pitching-and-defense Oregon versus the hitting-heavy Arizona matchup, as the Sun Devils look very similar to their in-state rivals statistically. But this series is in Tempe, where ASU is 9-4 (12-4-1, if you add the four Surprise games). The Ducks are 7-3 on the road.
  • Cal, at 16-13 and 5-4 in conference, is 4th in the standings. Arizona, at 18-11, 3-6, is 9th, but they opened conference play against the two top teams. The feast or famine Wildcats were swept by Oregon State and Oregon, then swept Utah, and seem to be on a slow climb back up the conference standings. Statistically, Arizona beats Cal in all categories. Cal is 8-11 on the road. Arizona is 17-7 at home.
  • Of course you look at these two and think Stanford is the favorite. But USC has shown some toughness, losing their first two series to Oregon and @Washington, although taking one game from each opponent, before beating Cal 2-1 on the road. USC’s batting is a moderate 30-some points higher than Stanford, but their pitching surrenders nearly twice as many earned runs.
  • Utah, at 2-7 and tied for last with UW, hosts Wazzu, coming off a home series loss to Stanford and tied with the Cardinal for 5th with a 3-3 conference record. The two teams are close in terms of pitching and defense, but they are at opposite ends of the standings in batting, Wazzu with a conference-leading .323; Utah next to last with .243. Expect some Wazzu balls to fly in the 4200-foot air in SLC.
  • The nonconference series again features a top WCC team hosting a Pacific Northwest school, this time Washington. Pepperdine is in first place in the WCC, a half-game ahead of San Diego. The Huskies are 11th in batting, 9th in pitching, and tied for last in the standings. This probably qualifies as this week’s blowout series.
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4/2/2013 9:21:57 PM

Riverduck
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I like the rankings that d1 uses.. lol Not isr.
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4/2/2013 9:41:40 PM

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
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I often start out using them, but they don't have anything for the lower half of the league, so I stick with a rating system that provides #30 to #230. I'll refer to the rankings from one or another of the polls in discussions, but, when posted head-to-head matchups, it's nice to see some numbers for all teams.
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4/2/2013 10:16:31 PM

beaverstate69
beaverstate69
Posts: 23
OSU 2-1
ASU 2-1
Ariz 2-1
Stan 2-1
WSU 2-1
XP 2-1




Doesn't sound like Tyler Smith will play much this series - might be a tough weekend. I'll stick with OSU 2-1 and hope for the best.
edited by beaverstate69 on 4/4/2013
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4/2/2013 11:36:55 PM

Florida Beaver
Florida Beaver
Posts: 1067
OSU 3-0
ASU 2-1
Stan 2-1
Ariz 2-1
WSU 3-0
XP 3-0
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4/3/2013 7:04:29 AM

YellowlabOSU
YellowlabOSU
Posts: 32
OSU 2-1
ASU 2-1
Arizona 2-1
Stanford 2-1
WSU 2-1
XP 2-1

Boring I know....but all these series seem pretty even to me.
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4/3/2013 8:13:44 AM

UOsportsguy
UOsportsguy
Posts: 16
OSU 2-1
ORE 2-1
Ariz 3-0
Stan 2-1
WSU 2-1
XP 2-1
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4/3/2013 10:20:54 AM

SouthernBeaver
SouthernBeaver
Posts: 200
OSU 2-1
ASU 2-1
Ariz 2-1
Stan 3-0
WSU 2-1
XP 3-0
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4/3/2013 11:34:18 AM

Rowdy
Rowdy
Posts: 82
OSU 2-1
ASU 2-1
Ariz 3-0
Stan 3-0
Utah 2-1
XP 3-0
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4/3/2013 11:38:17 AM

hogfan4life
hogfan4life
Posts: 303
OSU 2-1
ASU 2-1
Ariz 2-1
USC 2-1
WSU 2-1
XP 2-1
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4/3/2013 1:56:00 PM

WildCard85
WildCard85
Posts: 67
UCLA 2-1
ASU 2-1
Cal 2-1
Stan 3-0 (I'll be driving down to watch this series) Cool
WSU 2-1
XP 2-1

GO CARDINAL !!!
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4/3/2013 2:40:56 PM

OregonG20
OregonG20
Posts: 21
OSU 2-1
Ore 2-1
Ariz 2-1
Stan 2-1
WSU 3-0
XP 2-1
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4/3/2013 5:01:46 PM

Riverduck
Riverduck
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UCLA 3-0
ORE 3-0
Ariz 3-0
Stan 2-1
WSU 2-1
XP 2-1
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4/3/2013 7:53:25 PM

ASU74
ASU74
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Riverduck wrote:
UCLA 3-0
ORE 3-0
Ariz 3-0
Stan 2-1
WSU 2-1
XP 2-1
edited by Riverduck on 4/3/2013


RD
This is offically Pac Trash & I'm callin' ya out.
You may win the series, but a sweep by the Ducks in Tempe? hehe I will wager the value of a 6 pack of St Pauli Girl ($8.00) that you are justa flappin' your feathers. If you win, you can wet your beak. If I win, I'll be a Happy Devil knowing a Duck bought the beer
Ya accept?
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4/3/2013 8:00:38 PM

ASU74
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UCLA 2-1
Ore 2-1 ( seeing as I can't pick a winner for S*%T lately, ASU is a lockd to win the series.)
Ariz 2-1
Stan 3-0
WSU 3-0
XP 3-0

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4/3/2013 8:08:33 PM

Riverduck
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ASU74 wrote:
Riverduck wrote:
UCLA 3-0
ORE 3-0
Ariz 3-0
Stan 2-1
WSU 2-1
XP 2-1
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RD
This is offically Pac Trash & I'm callin' ya out.
You may win the series, but a sweep by the Ducks in Tempe? hehe I will wager the value of a 6 pack of St Pauli Girl ($8.00) that you are justa flappin' your feathers. If you win, you can wet your beak. If I win, I'll be a Happy Devil knowing a Duck bought the beer
Ya accept?
F

no bet..I got to find a way to the top.. and this is go for broke. I remember going to az and all the trash..we were the last team to beat the eventual champs.. so who knows. We are due a breakout performance. Our pitching and D are the big equalizer.. That is one reason we are 8-1..
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4/3/2013 10:42:52 PM

Florida Beaver
Florida Beaver
Posts: 1067
Riverduck wrote:
ASU74 wrote:
Riverduck wrote:
UCLA 3-0
ORE 3-0
Ariz 3-0
Stan 2-1
WSU 2-1
XP 2-1
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RD
This is offically Pac Trash & I'm callin' ya out.
You may win the series, but a sweep by the Ducks in Tempe? hehe I will wager the value of a 6 pack of St Pauli Girl ($8.00) that you are justa flappin' your feathers. If you win, you can wet your beak. If I win, I'll be a Happy Devil knowing a Duck bought the beer
Ya accept?
F

no bet..I got to find a way to the top.. and this is go for broke. I remember going to az and all the trash..we were the last team to beat the eventual champs.. so who knows. We are due a breakout performance. Our pitching and D are the big equalizer.. That is one reason we are 8-1..


Hmmmmmm. and here I thought you were 22-6
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4/4/2013 12:42:57 AM

OpihiMan
OpihiMan
Posts: 990
OSU 2-1
ASU 3-0
Ariz 2-1
Stan 3-0
WSU 2-1
XP 2-1
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4/4/2013 5:30:21 AM

OregonStHomer
OregonStHomer
Posts: 47
OSU 2-1
ASU 2-1
Ariz 3-0
Stan 2-1
WSU 3-0
XP 2-1
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4/4/2013 6:41:58 AM

ASU74
ASU74
Posts: 1016
Riverduck wrote:
ASU74 wrote:
Riverduck wrote:
UCLA 3-0
ORE 3-0
Ariz 3-0
Stan 2-1
WSU 2-1
XP 2-1
edited by Riverduck on 4/3/2013


RD
This is offically Pac Trash & I'm callin' ya out.
You may win the series, but a sweep by the Ducks in Tempe? hehe I will wager the value of a 6 pack of St Pauli Girl ($8.00) that you are justa flappin' your feathers. If you win, you can wet your beak. If I win, I'll be a Happy Devil knowing a Duck bought the beer
Ya accept?
F

no bet..I got to find a way to the top.. and this is go for broke. I remember going to az and all the trash..we were the last team to beat the eventual champs.. so who knows. We are due a breakout performance. Our pitching and D are the big equalizer.. That is one reason we are 8-1..


RD
I'm very disappointed. After all the time I've spent in hunting blinds, I've never heard Ducks go cluck, cluck, cluck.....they always go quack, quack, quack...either way good luck.
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