Since it sounds fun, I’m starting a thread for Einstien alliance predictions. This thread is for Houston, and the rules are as follows:

For each division, pick the 2 robots (captain and first pick) that will be on the finalist alliance and winning alliance.

Then, pick the W/L records of each alliance in the round robin playoffs and the two alliances that advance to the finals. Finally, pick the winner of the two and how many matches it takes for the winner to be declared.

1 Hopper 4/1/0 (loss to Roebling)
2 Roebling 4/1/0 (loss to Newton)
3 Turing 3/2/0 (loss to Hopper and Roebling)
4 Newton 3/2/0 (loss to Hopper and Turing)
5 Galileo 1/4/0 (loss to all but Carver)
6 Carver 0/5/0

1 Hopper 4/1/0 (loss to Newton)
2 Turing 4/1/0 (loss to Hopper)
3 Newton 3/2/0 (loss to Turing and Galileo)
4 Roebling 3/2/0 (loss to Hopper and Turing)
5 Galileo 1/4/0 (loss to all but Newton)
6 Carver 0/5/0

Hopper 4-1-0 (Losses to Galileo)
Turing 3-2-0 (Losses to Hopper and Carver)
Newton 3-2-0 (Losses to Roebling and Turing)
Roebling 2-3-0 (Losses to Turing, Hopper, and Carver)
Carver 2-3-0 (Losses to Hopper, Newton, and Galileo)
Galileo 2-3-0 (Losses to Turing, Newton, and Roebling)

First off, hey C4! Glad to see 4505 is well represented on CD. Below all of my predictions, I state my reasoning for picking them. This isn’t meant to offend any teams this is just my opinion for how I see things playing out. Anyways, here are my predictions:

Carver: 1690/16 defeats 1425/1477

This field has a few top tier teams that should run the table

Orbit makes it back to Einstein for the first time since winning Worlds in 2016, while Bomb Squad makes returns to Einstein for the first time since 2012

Galileo: 1574/1577 defeats 4613/1986

Galileo has a couple of solid teams that will fight for top seeding

MisCar and Steampunk will go all Turing 2017 (teams from the same district team up to win their division) and make their debut and first appearance since 2010 on Einstein respectively

Hopper: 148/254 defeats 973/3339

While Hopper is has a ton of talent, it also has two teams that have been close to unstoppable in it as well

The unstoppable alliance of the RoboWranglers and Cheesy Poofs run untouched into Einstein

Newton: 3310/1619 defeats 1678/118

This division has a collection of teams that will make the top ten teams a chaotic race to the finish

The favorites get upset as Black Hawk tries to go one step further from finalists on Einstein and Up-A-Creek makes their first Einstein appearance

Roebling: 1323/3476 defeats 179/1983

A division where the collection of contenders are not as big as others

MadTown finally takes the next step and makes it to Einstein after being three straight division finalists while Code Orange continues their recent success at Worlds and makes their third appearance in four years

Turing: 2122/987 defeats 2741/842

This division is the hardest to predict as this is probably the most competitive

After a crazy playoff (sort of CHS DCMP levels of crazy but not as wild), Tators returns to Einstein for the third straight year while Highrollers extend their streak to four straight

Hopper continues their unstoppable run going undefeated while Newton fights against a neck and neck battle with Roebling and Turing to take the final spot

Finals Prediction:
Newton defeats Hopper in 3

Newton shocks Hopper in the first match, Hopper comes back strong in the second, and in the rubber match Newton pulls off the upset

Black Hawk wins their first world championship after being so close last year in Detriot while Up-A-Creek wins on their first Einstein appearance

1 Hopper 4/1/0 (loss to Turing)
2 Newton 4/1/0 (loss to Hopper)
3 Roebling 3/2/0 (loss to Hopper and Newton)
4 Turing 3/2/0 (loss to Newton and Roebling)
5 Carver 1/4/0 (loss to all but Galileo)
6 Galileo 0/5/0