Every Division In Houston Prediction

#1

As we go through all the divisions at Houston, I wanna say thanks to Caleb Sykes for the data because I wouldn’t have seen some of these teams that I have seen before.
This prediction is going to set up two Categories, Big Hitters and Sleepers I’ll give a detailed anaylsis as well about how the playoffs will go through and at least 3 teams making it to Einstein.

Carver
Big Hitters
118
330
364
1678
1746
2990
4911
Sleepers
687
2102
2147
2584
7179
This division is going to be very interesting especially with who the first pick will be. I’d expect the first seed to be 1678 and they have a hard choice between 330 and 118. Each team gives a lot of upside but only one will be picked. Expect the winning alliance to be 1678 330 and 587

Galileo
Big Hitters
179
971
1986
2468
2478
4414
Sleepers
1538
2978
3128
4488
5414
6800
Carver is going to have some intense quals gunning it out to see who seeds first. 971 I will think take it and selects 2478 but they have to face 4414 and 1538 in the finals and that’s a great three match finals.
Expect winning alliance to be 4414 1538 and 5414

Hopper
Big Hitters
59
2046
2122
2976
3476
4043
4910
Sleepers
1072
1987
3635
4020
4499
5022
6064
7447
Hopper will be a little more of a battle than it was last year because their is no clear winner.
You could see the PNW show out with 2046/2976 or have the SouthEast Alliance of 59 and 4910 take the division.
Expect 2046 2976 and 4499 to take this field by storm.

Newton
Big Hitters
604
842
973
1323
1540
2659
2073
2910
Sleepers
1983
2471
3005
4265
5499
7521
Newton will be a championship contender for sure. They may have the #allswerveeverything alliance created with 1323 2910 and 5006 which would be epic but I believe that 1323 undefeated season ends in the qualication rounds but they still end up to place first.
Winning alliance 1323 2910 5006

Roebling
Big Hitters
148
359
1410
2655
3647
3847
4610
5190
Sleepers
231
972
2557
4941
6901
7498
Roebling will be a battle to impress 148. Overhang will be looking for someone to double climb with. But an alliance of 3647 and 3847 could take down any partner of 148 unless 148 plays defense :joy:
Winning alliance 148 3647 6901

Turing
Big Hitters
254
649
1619
3310
3478
3937
5012
Sleepers
1421
1726
1730
3284
5199
6377
Oh Turing, with big names and soon to be powerhouses this division is ouststanding.
Team 1619 and 3310 are really good. Cheesy Poofs are looking for their first first seed this season, but they aren’t getting it here.
Winning alliance 1619 3310 6337 #AllSuctionEverything

Einstein
The First Ranked Alliance Newton 4-1
Second Ranked Turing 4-1
Third Ranked Carver 3-2
Fourth Ranked Roebling 3-2
Fifth ranked Galileo 1-4
Sixth Ranked Hopper 0-5

Einstein Finals in three matches Newton beats Turing.

Put your opinions below!

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#2

Is there any case for 971 picking 4414?

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#3

Hot take: I would be very surprised if 971 seeded first at all. That tiny little robot is going to be defended more than any other team in the division.

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#4

Scorching Take: PCH teams are going to do A LOT better than the data suggests.

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#5

I just used some quick data but I wouldn’t doubt it espically 4910 or 1746

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#6

I would agree with some of your predictions - Roebling, Newton, and Turing (although I would probably replace 1619 with 254), but I’ll have to disagree with the other three. For Carver, I feel like a lot of people are sleeping in 3309 (which isn’t even included on your list). They’ve been improving a lot in each competition and I think they have potential to be High Tide level.

For Galileo, I’m wondering why you didn’t include 179 in your finals prediction. They’re an incredibly fast cycler and a super strong robot with a consistent lvl 2 hab 2 hatch auto. IMO they’re the best robot in Galileo and an obvious 1st seed. 971 struggles quite a bit under defense, and 1538, despite exponential improvement between their 1st and 2nd regionals, still weren’t solo rocket capable at Aerospace. I would go for 179 + 4414 for Galileo.

As for Hopper, I agree that 2046 will dominate and seed 1st, but them picking 2976 as their first choice seems a bit unrealistic given that there are stronger robots available on the field, such as 3476 or 2122. My bet for this division is a 2046 + 3476 alliance.

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#7

For Roebling, might I suggest including 1533. Great overall robot, and if they can get their climb mechanism working, they should seed high. Even if their climb mechanism doesn’t work, they’re still one of the fastest cycling robots I’ve seen, and as a plus, they were Einstein alliance captains last year from Turing.

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#8

I’ve been working with some teams to manually pre-scout every match from the last event of each team in Galileo and all I can say is you are giving a lot of credit to some teams who are largely inconsistent and giving no credit to others who already have proven consistent results on the field.

Ignore PCH teams at your own peril.

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#9

I do agree with the 2122 and 3476 but I believe 2046 wasn’t actually going to be a 1st seed more like a 4/5 seed and 2976 would be a steal in that range.

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#10

I always forget about one team in my predictions last week it was 1918 and I’m sorry about 179 and 3309

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#11

Hot take: Turing will keep the streak alive in Houston, going 0-6 5 for a third time in Einstein.

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#12

They will even lose to themselves :joy::joy:

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#13

As amazing as an Einstein run with 5006 for the second year in a row would be, they are actually on Carver :cry: This dream swerve alliance must remain a dream.

I love all these teams and I would be rooting for this alliance if it actually happened.

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#14

Do you disagree with the sleepers or the big hitters?

I hardly consider that list of “sleepers” to be sleepers.

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#16

Funny you chose 6901, they’re actually a team that we helped start and remotely mentor. Been waiting for a chance to finally play with them, but seeing as we have no quals together, we’ll just have to see if this ends up actually happening. :sunglasses:

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#17

I think it’s strange that a 3 x banner winning team this season who has solo competed more than 10 rockets on the season in 2974 isn’t being given any spotlight.

My own team aside. If you ignore 2974, 1414, 5109, 4026…and so on. You will be in for a bad time.

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#18

I’m sorry I didn’t know what to call the collective second tier of each division

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#20

The problem for 179 is the schedule. They got absolutely screwed within their division. They rarely play with the top teams. Using GearLOading’s predictions of the big hitters and sleepers above, Swamp only plays with one other big hitter in their 10 matches (Qual 97 with 1986). ONE! And with only TWO sleepers! That’s a lot of matches with little assistance from their alliances.
So it will be tough for them to finish first. If the other teams are paying attention, 179 will get picked first or second, but with their tough schedule and lack of help, they’ll have a hard time in qualifications.

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#21

You could still make a sleeper pick with 2471 (who knows), for the dream swerve alliance.

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#22

I totally agree with this. 179 has every bit of potential to do well, but their match schedule is pretty rough. I would definitely second that their ranking won’t matter much. If they play to their same competitive level we’ve seen so far this season (plus improvement, of course!), I could see them being a very high priority pick. Maybe they have some champs edition tricks hidden up their sleeves…

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