Alright let’s see how I did:
33 did rank first overall as I predicted. However, I did not think that 1025 would be their first pick, but they really turned up their game in between Belleville and Center Line. They won the event. They had one elimination lost, finals match 1, to an alliance captained by one of my top teams, 51, and 2851. 2851 used to be one of the better teams in the state but these past few years have not been the best for them. However, they made a comeback at Center Line and was one of the best teams there. 469 did not debut the strongest but still made it to the finals as the 2nd pick of the 2nd alliance. two of the other teams, 3539 and 910, paired up together, but were upset by a 2960 led alliance. 33 won Chairman’s and 910 won EI.
I did not predict 4680 ranking first, but I probably should have, considering they were Southfield finalists as the #2 captain. However, 3641 ranked a close 2nd and was their first pick, with the 2 winning the event. 226 was the #3 captain and picked rookie 7769, a team at their first ever event, and were taken down in the Semis by 123 and 2048. All of the teams I listed were some of the top teams at the event, but the surprise of 7769 and me not realizing how good 4680 is throws off my accuracy for this event. 226 won Chairman’s and 3641 won EI, just like was expected, although 226 won Chairman’s and I thought 3641 was the slight favorite.
Ranking first overall was 3538, as expected. What I did not expect was 5152 getting picked first overall. Only earning 23 points at their first event and having only made it to MSC once in their team’s (albeit short) history, I had no clue who they were. The unexpected pick paid off, and 5152 won the event with 3538. 3357 made it to the finals with 4855 and 68, who, like 469, did not do as well as I thought they would but still made it to finals. 5675 was on the 3rd alliance and 4130 was on the fourth, with both making it to the semifinals.
6090 was picked first overall but ended up losing the event to EDIT: 4004’s alliance, joined by 3546. Several of my other predicted teams did not do as well as I thought they would, but many had not shown their robots yet and it can only be expected that surprises happen if I am basing off of team’s histories. 3603 won Chairman’s and 3618 won EI.
While 245, my favorite for the event, won, several other teams I thought would do well did not perform as well as expected. I have to congratulate many young teams on proving how good they are, however, with only one captain having a rookie year earlier than 2016 and 2 rookies being captains. 3602 won Chairman’s, which was unexpected, and 2586 won EI, also unexpected. Both are good teams though and both had well deserved wins.