THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED, & THE RESULTS ARE IN!
* = RP picked correctly
*Maryland 8, Yale 7
*Virginia 12, Bellarmine 7
*Adelphi 11, Merrimack 10
NDNU 5, Whittier 4
Gettysburg 14, Washington College 6
*York 9, St. Mary’s 8
*Colorado State 8, Colorado 3
*Oregon 15, Oregon State 7
Bainbridge Island (WA) 12, Lakeridge (OR) 4
*Fayetteville-Manlius (NY) 11, Baldswinville (NY) 6
RP’s Score: 7/10
Zero member beat RP this week. Five people tied him at 7/10, but no one was able to get any higher.
Better luck next week!
Stay tuned for another round of Rhino Pick ‘Em later this week!
Originally published on April 20, 2013
Hey LAS nation, you ready for round 3? Lots of good games to choose from this week, and I think I’ve got you beat!
If you’re new to Rhino Pick ‘Em, make sure you watch this video. Each week I’ll select 10 games to highlight. I’ll predict the winners and tell you why I think they’ll win the game. Then, you get a chance to go straight up against me in a one-on-one pick ’em battle. Get more right than I do, and my company, Rhino Lacrosse, will hit you up with a free sticker pack in the mail.
*Week 2 results can be found here.
Alright, you ready for this? Hit me with your best shot.
NCAA Division 1
#4 Maryland vs. #12 Yale
C’mon man…..Really, no really? Maryland, coming off a loss to Hop last weekend will be extremely hungry to get back on track this week! Maryland wins 12-6; watch for Terps attackman Kevin Cooper to lead the charge.
Virginia vs. Bellarmine
Wow – six losses in a row for UVA. Not so sure that has ever happened before?! The program has too much pride and will play tough against Bellarmine in their final home game of the season. UVA will not lose seven in a row, they will get the W; 14-8 final.
NCAA Division 2
#3 Merrimack vs. #4 Adelphi
#3 vs #4, an in-conference Northeast 10 game, and one with huge playoff implications. This is as big as the regular season gets… and this is the toughest prediction of the weekend. When it’s all said and done – Adelphi puts another dash in the win column 11-9.
NDNU vs. Whittier
D2 vs D3! Cali bragging rights on the line. This should be a good game – the Poets will continue to roll in the right direction after the 20 goal win over Claremont. Whittier – 13-10.
NCAA Division 3
Gettysburg vs. #12 Washington College
Gettysburg is unranked, but higher in the LaxPower Power Rankings; WAC is ranked 12th. Who wins this awesome Centennial Rivalry game? Washington College has had over half of their goals assisted this season which is a true sign of team offense. WAC wins 12-9.
York vs. St. Mary’s
Who will be the second best team in the CAC behind Salisbury? This game could give us an answer! I really want to say St. Mary’s here as I think that they are the better team. However, in order to beat the knowledgable members of LAS you have to go with a few upsets each week. This is my upset pick – I like the team balance attack of York- winner winner, 11-10.
#1 Colorado State vs. #2 Colorado
Huge in-state rivalry, CSU was last year’s MCLA champion, Colorado is white hot right now. Like I told you a few weeks back, if you thought I was going to pick against the Cuse’ you didn’t know me. I’m a loyal guy, and CSU coach Alex Smith is a good buddy of mine – so I like CSU to win for that reason + I think that they are the better team. CSU 10-9.
#11 Oregon vs. #15 Oregon State
Civil War! Game at West Linn High School in Portland, OR. JB and CW had to throw this game in the line-up for me to predict or course… you guys are going to get me in trouble. No matter who I pick, 50% of the people in Oregon won’t be happy with me or my choice. I’m going to go with the Ducks; Winner 13-10.
Lakeridge (OR) vs. Bainbridge Island (WA)
Lakeridge is playing some really good lacrosse right now; they have the confidence of old back! Bainbridge is a well coached, hard working group, that is always one of the top teams in the Pacific NW. At the end of the day, I think that the defense for Lakeridge will prove to be too much for Bainbrige – Lakeridge wins 11-7.
Fayetteville-Manlius (NY) vs. Baldswinville (NY)
Early going for both of these squads as the weather in CNY has been terrible this spring and teams have had limited times on the full field. Both B-Ville and F-M are strong programs but I expect FM to take the early season W this weekend. Hornets win 11-8.
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