Above .500 this week! I correctly picked the Washington, Oregon State, and Arizona series, and was wrong on USC and Arizona State. We had FIVE ties this week due to awful weather in California and Arizona.
In case you missed our first posts, I'll be predicting every Thursday-Monday Pac-10 game throughout the season, and I'll keep the records of everyone who joins in at the comments section.
So, here's my Week 6 picks.
Washington (Friday-Sunday, Nevada)
Prediction : 2-1
Normally, I would pick the Huskies to sweep a bad Nevada team in Seattle, but this Washington team has to prove something before I can pick them to sweep a series.
Washington State (Friday-Sunday, @ California)
Prediction : 1-2
Our first Pac-10 series, and it should be a good one. The Golden Bears come in red hot, winners of seven of their last eight. Washington State on the other hand, has lost three in a row. The teams should split the first two games, but I think California edges out the Cougars in the rubber match on Sunday.
Oregon (Friday-Sunday, Wichita State (4)
Prediction : 2-2
This should be an interesting test for a Duck team that has won six in a row. The Shockers come into Eugene with a 13-6 record, including good wins against Oral Roberts, Dallas Baptist, Tulane, and Arizona (2). I think all four of these games will be close, but the Shockers will take advantage of Oregon's in-ability to close out games and split the series with them.
Oregon State (Friday-Sunday, UC Santa Barbara)
I don't have a feeling on this one at all. I could see the Beavers sweeping the Gauchos, winning two of three, or even losing two of three. In the end though, I think the Beavers win the first two games and squeak out the last meeting to clinch the sweep.
California (Friday-Sunday, Washington State)
Like I said above, this one will be a close series, but I like the Golden Bears to win the rubber match.
More predictions after the break
Stanford (Friday-Sunday, Long Beach State)
The Cardinal and Dirtbags meet in Palo Alto for a thee game series this weekend, and all three games should be tight. The Cardinal are 8-5 on the season, while Long Beach State comes in at 11-9. I think Stanford takes the series 2-1, but don't be surprised if The Beach comes out with a 2-1 record for themselves.
USC (Friday-Sunday, UCLA)
The Trojans took the first meeting between the two rivals back on March 13th, but the Bruins will be extra focused this time since these games count in the Pac-10 standings. That's not to say the Trojans won't be focused as well, but a focused UCLA team is very dangerous.
UCLA (Friday-Sunday, @ USC)
Arizona (Friday-Sunday, @ Arizona State)
Wow, I can't wait for this one. A Top 20 series to continue the opening weekend of Pac-10 play in Tempe. I could see anything happening in this one, short of Arizona sweeping all three games. I'm taking he Sun Devils to win two of the three, but every game should be tight and go down to the wire.
Arizona State (Friday-Sunday, Arizona)
Record (Either a win, loss, or tie, based on correctly predicting that team's record for the weekend): 17-23-9, Goal: 95-45-9