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Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Posted: December 16th, 2017, 7:24 am
by Unome
Prediction time

1. Troy A
2. Harriton
3. Solon A
4. LASA
5. Seven Lakes A
6. Solon B
7. Columbia
8. ABRHS A
9. Mason A
10. ABRHS B
11. Mentor B
12. Chattahoochee
13. Clements
14. Mason B
15. Mentor A
16. Troy B
17. Boca Raton A
18. Ward Melville A
19. Conestoga A
20. Newton South

A lot of people feel low, but that's because the top echelon is super stacked (I could see anyone in top 15-18 getting top 6 tbh)

Going to make the prediction that all OH teams are basically unstacked and that Troy is going to stack
Why would anyone bring unstacked teams to MIT, though? I know that my team definitely would stack if we had to go against teams like this.
Solon and Mentor essentially never stack during what they call the "regular season". There are certainly advantages to not stacking.

Also, I'd say Troy B is a little low, and Newton South is too high. The latter, well, see last year's scores (they finished below 30th). The former, summing Solon's lower rank in each event from last year gives a score of 416, which would have been good enough for 11th place.

Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Posted: December 16th, 2017, 7:42 am
by kenniky
Also, I'd say Troy B is a little low, and Newton South is too high. The latter, well, see last year's scores (they finished below 30th). The former, summing Solon's lower rank in each event from last year gives a score of 416, which would have been good enough for 11th place.
I'm definitely being a little over optimistic about Newton South but hey, MA pride lol

As for Troy B, I honestly didn't know where to put them

Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Posted: December 16th, 2017, 9:54 am
by antoine_ego
Also, I'd say Troy B is a little low, and Newton South is too high. The latter, well, see last year's scores (they finished below 30th). The former, summing Solon's lower rank in each event from last year gives a score of 416, which would have been good enough for 11th place.
I'm definitely being a little over optimistic about Newton South but hey, MA pride lol

As for Troy B, I honestly didn't know where to put them
I think that Troy'll stack going off their invitationals this year, so I'd put Troy B around 8th because, well, it's Troy.

Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Posted: December 16th, 2017, 12:45 pm
by Magikarpmaster629
Waterville AND Waynflete?

nice
...that's your only comment? :P
Looking at Waynflete's state win last year and considering how they both seem rather competitive taking their teams to a high stakes tournament like MIT, I'd wager Waynflete may not be so keen on dropping their nats bid if they win Maine again this year. Truly could result in a shakeup of the top 5 at nats this year.

As for MIT predictions, I only believe in making predictions as to the quality of others' predictions:

1. EastStroundsburg13 (and no that wasn't a typo)
2. The team list in order
3. Unome
4. Kenniky

Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Posted: December 16th, 2017, 1:20 pm
by whythelongface
1. EastStroundsburg13 (and no that wasn't a typo)
2. The team list in order
3. Unome
4. Kenniky
0. The team list in reverse order

Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Posted: December 18th, 2017, 5:15 am
by Unome
If you count DC, the team list includes teams from 18 states - the largest amount for MIT so far (past years were 16 and 17).

Edit: 19 states, since St. Johnsbury is from Vermont. :D

Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Posted: December 18th, 2017, 2:40 pm
by kenniky
it has come to my attention that my previous predictions were pretty garbage

so, round 2

1. Troy B
2. Newton South
3. Enloe
4. Seven Lakes A
5. Clements
6. LASA
7. Seven Lakes B
8. Penncrest
9. ABRHS B
10. Troy A

/s
1. [b]Troy A[/b]
2. [b]Harriton[/b]
3. [b]Solon A[/b]
4. [b]LASA[/b]
5. [b]Seven Lakes A[/b]
6. [b]Troy B[/b] (def underrated last time)
7. [b]Solon B[/b]
8. [b]ABRHS A[/b]
9. [b]Mentor B[/b]
10. [b]ABRHS B[/b]
11. [b]Columbia[/b] (idk they did bad at Nats)
12. [b]Mason A[/b]
13. [b]Mentor A[/b]
14. [b]Chattahoochee A[/b] (see Columbia)
15. [b]Boca Raton A[/b] (really solid 2017 but unsure if they can keep up the momentum)
16. [b]Mason B[/b]
17. [b]Clements[/b] (tend to underperform at MIT)
18. [b]Montgomery[/b] (forgot about these people)
19. [b]Ward Melville A[/b] (is NY washed?)
20. [b]Newton South[/b] (still angery about MA states 2017)

Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Posted: December 18th, 2017, 3:12 pm
by antoine_ego
My predictions:

1. Troy A
2. Harriton
3. Solon A
4. Seven Lakes A (I believe!)
5. LASA
6. Solon B (underrated)
7. Clements (not sure why so underrated)
8. ABRHS B
9. Mason A (def underrated imo)
10. ABRHS A
11. Mentor A
12. Columbia
13. Mentor B
14. Mason B
15. Newton South (getting nightmares about this)
16. Chattahoochee A
17. Boca Raton A

Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Posted: December 18th, 2017, 4:39 pm
by Unome
My predictions as of now - assuming that all three Ohio teams and Conestoga will be split:

1. Troy A
2. Harriton
3. Solon A
4. LASA
5. Seven Lakes A
6. Mason A
7. Solon B
8. Clements
9. Mason B
10. Columbia
11. Chattahoochee
12. Troy B
13. Acton-Boxborough A
14. Mentor A
15. Boca Raton A
16. Mentor B
17. Acton-Boxborough B
18. Ward Melville A
19. Conestoga A
20. Clark
21. Conestoga B
22. Enloe
23. Penncrest
24. Olathe North
25. Seven Lakes B

Re: MIT Invitational 2018

Posted: December 19th, 2017, 10:00 pm
by Adi1008
17. Clements (tend to underperform at MIT)
I'd be shocked if Clements is anything worse than 7th-8th; they're coming off a 6th place finish at nationals.