Final Prediction Standings and Our Winner!!

Well, it's finally over...

You can breathe a sigh of relief now.

When the year started, I didn't exactly know what to expect with this team, but a double digit loss season wasn't even crossing my mind. This team took such a step backward that it will take a giant leap forward just to get back on track. I say just start Aaron Bailey next year at QB and see what happens. What do you got to loss, besides ten more games?

With football over, that means our predictions are done. Here are just a few interesting facts about what you guys did this year.

  • You guys definitely kept me busy this season. A total of 106 different people made a prediction at some point this season. Of those 106, 26 made a prediction in every single game, while 11 more predicted in 11.

  • What was our overall prediction record? How about 521-155! That is a correct prediction percentage of 77.1%! If you were to shrink that into 12 games, just like in a college football season, our record was 9.25 – 2.75. We're going bowlin'!

  • Of all the people who predicted in at least nine games, seven never chose incorrectly.

  • While it seemed pretty obvious that Illinois wasn't going to win much in the second half of the season, it is still impressive to have four people go a perfect 12-0. While the current system in college football would make it difficult to determine a winner with four undefeateds, our tie-breaker, the Real Spread Difference Total, was able to do that for us. Congratulations to blmillini! He is the winner of men's basketball tickets! Just send me an e-mail to tyoung@whms.com and we will get you set up with your tickets!

Let's take a final look at the standings.

 

NAME PREDICTION WINS LOSSES RSDT*
blmillini Northwestern 39-10 12 0 131
mvillini Northwestern 35-9 12 0 150
tonyjb37 Northwestern 31-6 12 0 150
Worra_89 Northwestern 21-10 12 0 152
touchdown_illinois Northwestern 38-7 11 1 169
Mike Goebel Northwestern 20-9 11 1 170
pblillini Northwestern 52-17 11 1 178
STUMPWALSH Northwestern 55-0 11 1 202
dealmaker21 Northwestern 30-6 11 1 203
penniless Northwestern 44-10 11 0 129
bernies Northwestern 28-7 11 0 157
bwg99 Northwestern 31-10 10 2 144
Tom Young Northwestern 35-10 10 2 164
ILLINI04 Northwestern 34-17 10 2 171
tstephens7 Northwestern 34-10 10 2 175
rks2333 Northwestern 27-13 10 2 178
JoeK82 Northwestern 38-17 10 2 190
Jim Rossow Northwestern 49-7 10 2 194
den85 Northwestern 54-17 10 1 147
geriatricillini Northwestern 34-9 10 1 164
illini82 DNP 10 1 181
Reillini Northwestern 42-12 9 3 167
illiniearl Northwestern 52-13 9 3 178
wilson577 Northwestern 27-17 9 3 190
yellowjacket Northwestern 28-10 9 3 197
Railsplitter NW 7934264-0 9 3 I give up.
buckhunter2 Northwestern 42-7 9 2 131
Bwp 5P Northwestern 41-10 9 2 171
ehsfan Northwestern 42-7 9 0 89
aaeismacgychel Northwestern 38-10 8 4 206
Wincer_85 Northwestern 37-17 8 4 213
jruss62 Northwestern 35-3 8 4 221
bluk5 DNP 8 3 164
mdonsbach DNP 8 3 231
drcc4 DNP 8 2 139
Eric 22 Northwestern 42-17 6 6 259
Bart34 Northwestern 52-27 6 5 206
walker DNP 6 4 189
bookworm24 DNP 6 0 45
LoyalIllini DNP 6 0 82
ICB36 DNP 5 3 166
WLSILLINI DNP 5 2 129
dave1956 Northwestern 66-3 5 1 164
Dan Bloeme DNP 5 0 72
PeterE DNP 5 0 96
wdallen DNP 4 7 237
Smccaw_11748 DNP 4 3 158
illiniphil85 DNP 4 3 167
shipjumper99 DNP 4 3 167
steveOh DNP 4 3 170
loulonron DNP 4 3 172
mbelcher DNP 4 2 115
IlliniJock DNP 4 2 135
Salt Life DNP 4 0 53
JamesB DNP 4 0 61
mayer773 Illinois 28-17 3 9 331
Illini-5 DNP 3 2 97
bigteddy10 DNP 3 1 68
uiucfan1 DNP 3 1 72
PortlandIllini DNP 3 1 88
TheGallopingGhost77 DNP 3 1 90
REDUTSC03 DNP 3 1 93
Illinix4 DNP 3 0 70
illiniram DNP 2 5 199
uofiisu DNP 2 4 151
gordonbacon15 DNP 2 3 117
StlIllini11 DNP 2 2 87
sclark DNP 2 2 91
24 Illini DNP 2 1 57
TYLERPANKEY DNP 2 1 62
peterborich DNP 2 1 64
adamnolen DNP 2 1 85
Chief4Evr DNP 2 0 8
mbranh559 DNP 2 0 8
illini7074 DNP 2 0 19
tedped DNP 2 0 19
Dann001 DNP 2 0 38
just_wondering DNP 2 0 41
IlliniHimey DNP 2 0 47
rmckau972 DNP 1 3 117
dcimino DNP 1 1 26
caillini DNP 1 1 37
coach11 DNP 1 1 40
rtrott DNP 1 1 41
TimBorb DNP 1 1 41
twogrand67 DNP 1 1 57
illini60139 DNP 1 0 2
SEMOIllini DNP 1 0 4
orangeandblueblood DNP 1 0 5
ArchIllini DNP 1 0 8
CecilColeman DNP 1 0 8
zyoungbl DNP 1 0 8
IlliniOllie Northwestern 58-20 1 0 8
altonillini DNP 1 0 9
Don Dukeman DNP 1 0 13
Imaran DNP 1 0 13
Bob Asmussen DNP 1 0 14
cmiller96 DNP 1 0 14
beekay DNP 1 0 21
illinigrad DNP 1 0 22
jimbo2009 DNP 1 0 22
DaisyJ DNP 1 0 23
YsoSerious DNP 1 0 23
illinibadger DNP 1 0 27
rumbob35 DNP 0 1 36
AzIllini94 DNP 0 1 41

* - Real Spread Difference Total

I know I've said it a few times over the course of the season, but I want to thank you guys for taking time to read the blog and make predictions. I might not be what you would call an expert, but I hope you were able to enjoy your visit to this page on IlliniHQ. I am sad to inform you that there will not be a basketball prediction blog this season. I'm going to be moving out of state soon and won't be around to do the blog. I will tell you more about that in a final entry.

As always...I-L-L...

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bernies wrote on November 27, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Tom: Thanks for hosting this! It was fun (especially since I had an 11-0 record!)

You mentioned you were leaving the state. What are you moving on to?

blmillini wrote on November 27, 2012 at 6:11 pm

It was fun!  Thanks!  I had no idea tickets were involved until the last 2 weeks.