Team State Contenders Odds
John Hatfield | 2-7-2017
Not a ton of shake ups between January and now. Stoughton, Ellsworth, and Stratford are still the favorites to win a Team State crown, with Ellsworth being just over even-money and the other two being just a shade under.
In D1, it’s a good bet we will see some relatively new faces down in Madison in March, as Oak Creek, Slinger, and Waterford all made it down in over 67% of the simulations run. Wisconsin Valley champion Marshfield is also sneaking into the picture – they are headed to Team State in 40% of simulations run.
For lots of these teams, this Saturday will end their run at a Team State title. Remember that only 16 teams in each division survive the Regional round, and next week Tuesday, Division 1 drops to a final 8, while Division 2 & 3 dwindle down to a final 4.
These odds are created using 5000 simulations of the tournament series in each division. Inputs include a Team’s NOPIN, the wiwrestling.com rankings, and last year’s regional data.
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