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It’s March and that means one thing… Brackets!!! That’s right, people around the world are betting anything they can to try and predict who will win the “Big Dance.” There are countless contests some with massive jackpots for someone to pick the bracket perfectly. Odds of a perfect bracket are not in your favor, one in something close to our total national debt. Well here at VGcritic we are not into mortgaging the farm to predict the bracket but we are going to do something a little different; we are going to predict sports… with Pokémon.
That’s right! Nerds follow sports sometimes too and one thing we have found it that if you compare the team mascot to a Pokémon, you can sometimes predict a major match up. For example, one of our resident Pokémon experts fairly accurately predicted the super bowl, down to the crit hit that killed the Seahawks on the one yard line. (RUN THE DARN BALL!!!) So we are going to turn our predictions to March… we have painstakingly matched each tourney team with a Pokémon and will use it to predict the main bracket..
Lets start with the first four games
BYU- Persian vs Ole Miss – Beartic
Predicted winner: Beartic.
Manhattan Jaspers: Unown Vs.Hampton Pirates: Unown
Predicted winner: Unown
(it’s a 16 seed matchup so…. We called it right? And it doesn’t matter really cause Kentucky is gonna own whoever wins this game.)
North Florida: Rufflet Vs. Robert Morris: Rufflet
Predicted Winner: Rufflet: (again… 16 seed. Makes no difference)
Boise State: Rapidash Vs Dayton: Hawlucha
Predicted winner: Rapidash.
Those are the games facing us Tuesday and Wednesday.. All we really care about is the 11 seed games. You can see the full bracket at the bottom of the post.
Now let’s take a look at Round 2:
Kentucky Umbreon vs Hampton Unown – Winner: Umbreon
Cincinnati Zoroark vs Purdue Klank – Winner: Zoroark
West Virginia Bouffalant vs Buffalo Tauros – Winner Bouffalant
Maryland Carracosta vs Valparaiso Pawinard – Winner Carracosta
Butler Granbull vs Texas Miltank- Winner Miltank
Notre Dame Scrafty vs Northeastern Herdier – Winner Scrafty
Wichita State Luxio vs Indiana Unown – Winner Luxio
Kansas Archeops vs NM State Sunflora – Winner Archeops
Wisconsin Linoone vs Coastal Carolina Pidgeotto – Winner Linone
Oregon Farfetch’d vs Oklahoma St Unown – Winner Farfetch’d
Arkansas Emboar vs Wofford Herdier – Winner Emboar
UNC Nidoking vs Harvard Jynx – Winner Jynx (Major Upset Prediction)
Xavier Ditto vs Ole Miss Beartic – Winner Ditto
Baylor Ursaring vs Georgia St Meowth – Winner Meowth
VCU Gogoat vs Ohio State Nuzleaf – Winner Gogoat
Arizona Delphox vs Texas Southern Growlith – Winner Delphox
Villanova Meowstic vs Lafayette Charmeleon- Winner Meowstic
NC State Hoard of Poocheyenas vs LSU Arcanine – Winner Poocheyenas Hoard
Northern Iowa Liepard vs Wyoming Unown – Winner Liepard
Louisville Fletchinder Vs UC Irvine Heatmor- Winner Fletchinder
Providence Banette vs BSU Rapidash – Winner Banette
Oklahoma Cacturn vs Albany Herdier- Winner Cacturn
Michigan St Hitmonchan vs Georgia Granbull – Winner Granbull
Virginia Escavalier vs Belmont Beartic – Winner Escavalier
Duke Houndoom vs UNF/RMU Unown – Winner Houndoom
San Diego State Xatu vs St Johns Delibird – Winner Delibird
Utah Hawlucha vs SF Austin Timbur – Winner Hawlucha
Georgetown Stoutland vs Eastern Washington Braviary – Winner Stoutland
SMU Rapidash vs UCLA Ursaring – Winner Ursaring
Iowa State Fletchinder vs UAB Dragonair – Winner Dragonair
Iowa Honchkrow vs Davidson Purugly – Winner Honchkrow
Gonzaga Granbull vs ND State Tauros – Winner Granbull
Kentucky Umbreon vs Cincinnati Zoroark – Winner Umbreon
West Virginia Boufalant vs Maryland Carracosta – Winner Carracosta
Texas Miltank vs Notre Dame Scrafty – Winner Scrafty
Wichita State Luxio vs Kansas Archeops – Winner Luxio
Wisconsin Linoone vs Oregon Farfetch’d –Winner Linoone
Arkansas Emboar vs Harvard Jynx – Winner Jynx
Xavier Ditto vs Georgia St Meowth – Winner Ditto
VCU Gogoat vs Arizona Delphox – Winner Delphox
Villanova Meowstic vs NC State Hoard of Poocheyenas – Winner Poocheyenas
Northern Iowa Liepard vs Louisville Fletchinder – Winner Liepard
Providence Banette vs Oklahoma Cacturn – Winner Cacturn
Georgia Granbull vs Virginia Escavalier- Winner Escavalier
Duke Houndoom vs St Johns Delibird – Winner Houndoom
Utah Hawlucha vs Georgetown Stoutland – Winner Hawlucha
LA Ursaring vs UAB Dragonair – Winner Ursaring
Iowa Honchkrow vs Gonzaga Granbull – Winner Granbull
Kentucky Umbreon vs Maryland Carracosta – Winner Umbreon
Notre Dame Scrafty vs Wichita State Luxio – Winner Scrafty
Wisconsin Linoone vs Harvard Jynx – Winner Linoone
Xavier Ditto vs Arizona Delphox – Winner Delphox
NC State Hoard of Poochyenas vs Northern Iowa Liepard – Winner Liepard
Oklahoma Cacturn vs Virginia Escavalier- Winner Escavalier
Duke Houndoom vs Utah Hawlucha– Winner Hawlucha
LA Ursaring vs Gonzaga Granbull – Winner Granbull
Kentucky Umbreon vs Notre Dame Scrafty – Winner Scrafty
Wisconsin Linone vs Arizona Delphox – Winner Delphox
Iowa Liepard vs Virginia Escavalier- Winner Escavalier
Utah Hawlucha vs Gonzaga Granbull – Winner Granbull
Notre Dame Scrafty vs Arizona Delphox – Winner Scrafty
Virginia Escavalier vs Gonzaga Granbull – Winner Escavalier
Notre Dame Scrafty vs Virginia Escavalier – Winner Scrafty
That’s right!! We are predicting Notre Dame will be National Champions!!
Check back to see if we are right. We will also keep out bracket accuracy up to date.
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