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9/27/2011 11:47 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, we present the first season of the Snowball Shootout, a tournament that pits Wooden D3's four best conferences against each other: Midwest, Michigan, Minnesota, and Upstate.

There has been plenty of trash talking and chest beating among members of aforementioned conferences. But, this the argument for which conference deserves the throne cannot be settled with mere words. It must be settled on the basketball court. 

The format for the Snowball Shootout is simple. Two conferences face each other in the championship match, while the other two conferences play in the consolation match. The conferences with the most wins in each match will face each other the following season in the Championship Match, while the remaining two conferences play in the consolation match. The winner of each season's championship match has the right to proclaim themselves the best D3 conference in Wooden...for one season at least. 

So without further adieu, here is the schedule for the Snowball Shootout, 1st season:

Championship Match- Upstate vs. Midwest


Beloit at Washington (MO)
Rensselaer Poly at St. Norbert
Carroll at Hamilton *
St. Lawrence at Lake Forest
Rose-Hulman Tech at Brandeis
Chicago at Illinois
Ripon at New York U
Hobart and William Smith at Lawrence
DePauw at Rochester
Case Western at Monmouth

Consolation Match- Michigan vs. Minnesota

Hamline at Maranatha Baptist Bible
Finlandia at St. Scholastica **
St. Mary's (MN) at Adrian
Albion at Macalester
Bethel at Eureka
Calvin at St. Olaf
Augsburg at Olivet
Hope at Concordia, Moorehead
Gustavus Adolphus at Kalamazoo
Alma at St. Thomas


* Carrol at Hamilton will take place week 7.
** Finlandia at St. Scholastica will take place week 4.
9/28/2011 3:39 AM
10 games?  wtf happens when there's a tie?
9/28/2011 11:49 AM
Haha yeah I just realized that last night. Pretty ridiculous oversight...but it looks like we were lucky and didn't run into a tie this year. Next season we'll have to do either 9 or 11 games.
9/28/2011 5:34 PM
Posted by mrpolo09 on 9/28/2011 3:39:00 AM (view original):
10 games?  wtf happens when there's a tie?
total points, obviously.
9/29/2011 12:18 AM
Season 1

Championship Match- Upstate vs. Midwest


Beloit at Washington (MO) (100-73)
Rensselaer Poly at St. Norbert (68-75)
Carroll at Hamilton (79-86)
St. Lawrence at Lake Forest (69-72)
Rose-Hulman Tech at Brandeis (58-74)
Chicago at Illinois (80-60)
Ripon at New York U (96-104)
Hobart and William Smith at Lawrence (95-87)
DePauw at Rochester (59-78)
Case Western at Monmouth (83-56)

Upstate wins 7-3

Consolation Match- Michigan vs. Minnesota

Hamline at Maranatha Baptist Bible (69-71)
Finlandia at St. Scholastica (96-82)
St. Mary's (MN) at Adrian (61-73)
Albion at Macalester (68-72)
Bethel at Eureka (79-103)
Calvin at St. Olaf (59-62)
Augsburg at Olivet (62-85)
Hope at Concordia, Moorehead (96-99)
Gustavus Adolphus at Kalamazoo (63-60)
Alma at St. Thomas (76-61)

Michigan wins 6-4

Congrats (or should I say, BOO!) to Upstate and Michigan. Thanks to all who participated!

So, in season 2, Upstate will face Michigan in the Championship match, and Minnesota will face Midwest in the Consolation. I will be getting married in the next few days, so xulapaul has graciously offered to take over scheduling for season 2.

What we probably should figure out first, is whether to change the number of games to an odd number in case of a tie. What do you all think?




9/29/2011 8:32 AM
We can do an odd number of games or have a tie breaker like total point differential or total points or something of that nature.  I'm okay with whatever but I say let whoever wants to participate do it and have tie breakers if it is tied.   
9/29/2011 9:15 AM
i agree with jstrat (which is very hard for me to do).
9/29/2011 9:16 AM
I'm taking over the scheduling duties for pep while he is preparing for his wedding.  Let's go with a 9 game format for next season, to avoid the need for a tiebreaker.  Conferences should initiate the selection process for their top 9 squads now, and please post the results here by Sunday evening at 5:00 CDT.  I'll get the schedule up shortly thereafter.
10/2/2011 10:46 PM (edited)
Midwest Rankings for next season's SS:
1-Beloit
2-St.Norbert
3-Lake Forest
4-Carroll
5-Monmouth
6-RHIT
7-Ripon
8-Lawrence
9-Illinois

Note: adjusted from original due to DePauw already being scheduled for week #10.

10/2/2011 7:54 PM
Minnesota IAC rankings for next season's SS:
1) Hamline
2) Macalester
3) St. Mary's (MN)
4) St. Scholastica
5) Gustavus Adolphus
6) St. Olaf
7) St. Thomas
8) St. John's
9) Concordia, Moorhead

10/2/2011 9:08 PM
Upstate ranking for next season:
1. RPI
2. Hamilton
3. Washington
4. Brandeis
5. Chicago
6. Hobart
7. Clarkson
8. St Lawrence
9. Skidmore
10/2/2011 10:21 PM

Sorry for the delay. Michigan's rankings for next season:

1) MBBC
2) Finlandia
3) Calvin
4) Albion
5) Adrian
6) Kalamazoo
7) Hope
8) Eureka
9) Alma

10/3/2011 9:33 AM (edited)
For the midwest/Minn IAC games,there are a few conflicts.   Ripon & St. Thomas already play in week 3 and St. John's & DePauw are scheduled in week 10 and two other Minn coaches accidentally scheduled week 10 games.   The St. John's/Depauw game is included in my suggestion, but not in the alternate (the week 3 game could be used as well, but it seems a bit early).  These are only suggestions.

Suggested schedule:
Week 8:           
Hamline v. St. Norbert
Gustavus Adolphus v. Ripon
 
Week 10:         
Macalester v. Beloit
St. Mary’s (MN) v. Lake Forest
St. Scholastica v. Carroll
St. Olaf v. Monmouth
St. Thomas v. Rose-Hulman Tech.
Concordia, Moorhead v. Lawrence or Illinois
St. John’s at DePauw (already scheduled)
                       
Alternate schedule:
Week 8:           
Hamline v. St. Norbert
Gustavus Adolphus v. Ripon
 
Week 9:
St. John’s v. Lawrence
 
Week 10:         
Macalester v. Beloit
St. Mary’s (MN) v. Lake Forest
St. Scholastica v. Carroll
St. Olaf v. Monmouth
St. Thomas v. Rose-Hulman Tech.
Illinois v. Concordia, Moorhead




10/11/2011 11:13 AM (edited)
Snowball Shootout Season 2

Consolation Match: Midwest versus Minnesota
Macalester at Beloit
St. Norbert at Hamline (Week 8)
St. Mary’s (MN) at Lake Forest
Carroll at St. Scholastica
Gustavus Adolphus at Ripon (Week 8)
Monmouth at St. Olaf
St. Thomas at RHIT
Lawrence at Concordia, Moorhead
St. John’s at DePauw

Championship Match: Upstate versus Michigan
MBBC at RPI
Hamilton at Finlandia
Calvin at Washington
Brandeis at Albion
Adrian at Case Western
Hobart at Kalamazoo
Hope at Clarkson
St. Lawrence at Eureka
Alma at Skidmore

Double check this for accuracy, please. 

10/4/2011 1:21 AM (edited)
i really disliked this tourney name.  snowball shootout? wtf does that even mean?
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