12 Days of College Ultimate: D-I Staff Picks

On the fourth day of college ultimate Christmas, our staff give to you: four Nationals semifinalists!

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Women’s Division

Total Women’s Champion Picks

North Carolina Pleiades – 3
Colorado Quandary – 2
Vermont Ruckus – 1
Carleton Syzygy – 1

Total Women’s Semifinalist Picks

Colorado Quandary – 7
North Carolina Pleiades – 6
Vermont Ruckus – 4
Carleton Syzygy – 4
Washington Element – 2
UC Santa Barbara Burning Skirts – 2
UC San Diego Dragon Coalition – 2
British Columbia Thunderbirds – 1

Colorado Quandary

2022 Nationals Finish: 2nd
Overall 2022 Record
: 28-8
Against the Picks
: 2-0 vs. Carleton, 1-0 vs. Vermont, 1-0 vs. Washington, 0-1 vs. UC San Diego, 0-2 vs. UC Santa Barbara, 0-3 vs. North Carolina

North Carolina Pleiades

2022 Nationals Finish: 1st
Overall 2022 Record
: 38-0
Against the Picks
: 3-0 vs. Colorado, 2-0 vs. Vermont, 2-0 vs. British Columbia, 1-0 vs. UC Santa Barbara

Vermont Ruckus

2022 Nationals Finish: Quarterfinals
Overall 2022 Record
: 17-7
Against the Picks
: 1-2 vs. Washington, 0-1 vs. Colorado, 0-1 vs. UC Santa Barbara, 0-2 vs. North Carolina

Carleton Syzygy

2022 Nationals Finish: T-3rd
Overall 2022 Record
: 23-3
Against the Picks
: 3-0 vs. UC San Diego, 2-1 vs. British Columbia, 1-0 vs. Washington, 1-0 vs. UC Santa Barbara, 0-2 vs. Colorado

Washington Element

2022 Nationals Finish: Quarterfinals
Overall 2022 Record
: 21-6
Against the Picks
: 2-0 vs. British Columbia, 2-1 vs. Vermont, 1-1 vs. UC San Diego, 0-1 vs. Colorado, 0-1 vs. Carleton, 0-2 vs UC Santa Barbara

UC Santa Barbara Burning Skirts

2022 Nationals Finish: T-3rd
Overall 2022 Record
: 32-3
Against the Picks
: 4-1 vs. UC San Diego, 2-0 vs. Colorado, 2-0 vs. Washington, 1-0 vs. Vermont, 0-1 vs. North Carolina, 0-1 vs. Carleton

UC San Diego Dragon Coalition

2022 Nationals Finish: Prequarterfinals
Overall 2022 Record
: 26-11
Against the Picks
: 1-0 vs. Colorado, 1-0 vs. British Columbia, 1-1 vs. Washington, 0-3 vs. Carleton, 1-3 vs. UC Santa Barbara, 0-3 vs. Carleton

British Columbia Thunderbirds

2022 Nationals Finish: Quarterfinals
Overall 2022 Record
: 15-7
Against the Picks
: 0-1 vs. UC San Diego, 1-2 vs. Carleton, 0-2 vs. Washington, 0-2 vs. North Carolina

 

Men’s Division

Total Men’s Champion Picks

Colorado Mamabird – 4
North Carolina Darkside – 2
Brown Brownian Motion – 1

Total Men’s Semifinalist Picks

Colorado Mamabird – 7
North Carolina Darkside – 7
Pittsburgh En Sabah Nur – 4
Vermont Chill – 3
Brown Brownian Motion – 2
Georgia Jojah – 2
Cal Poly SLO SLOCORE – 2
Carleton CUT – 1

Colorado Mamabird

2022 Nationals Finish: T-3rd
Overall 2022 Record
: 30-2
Against the Picks
: 2-0 vs. Cal Poly-SLO, 1-0 vs. Georgia, 0-1 vs. North Carolina, 0-1 vs. Brown

North Carolina Darkside

2022 Nationals Finish: 1st
Overall 2022 Record
: 43-3
Against the Picks
: 2-0 vs. Pittsburgh, 2-0 vs. Vermont, 2-1 vs. Georgia, 1-0 vs. Colorado, 1-1 vs. Brown

Pittsburgh En Sabah Nur

2022 Nationals Finish: T-3rd
Overall 2022 Record
: 21-6
Against the Picks
: 3-0 vs. Georgia, 1-0 vs. Carleton, 0-2 vs. North Carolina, 0-2 vs. Brown

Vermont Chill

2022 Nationals Finish: Prequarterfinals
Overall 2022 Record
: 25-10
Against the Picks
: 1-0 vs. Carleton, 0-2 vs. North Carolina, 0-3 vs. Brown

Brown Brownian Motion

2022 Nationals Finish: 2nd
Overall 2022 Record
: 31-1
Against the Picks
: 3-0 vs. Vermont, 2-0 vs. Pittsburgh, 1-0 vs. Colorado, 1-0 vs. Georgia, 1-0 vs. Cal Poly-SLO, 1-1 vs. North Carolina

Georgia Jojah

2022 Nationals Finish: Quarterfinals
Overall 2022 Record
: 25-10
Against the Picks
: 1-2 vs. North Carolina, 0-1 vs. Colorado, 0-3 vs. Pittsburgh, 0-1 vs. Brown, 0-1 vs. Carleton

Cal Poly SLO SLOCORE

2022 Nationals Finish: Quarterfinals
Overall 2022 Record
: 31-7
Against the Picks
: 0-2 vs. Colorado, 0-1 vs. Brown, 0-1 vs. Carleton

Carleton CUT

2022 Nationals Finish: N/A
Overall 2022 Record
: 13-14
Against the Picks
: 1-0 vs. Georgia, 1-0 vs. Cal Pol-SLO, 0-1 vs. North Carolina, 0-1 vs. Pittsburgh, 0-1 vs. Vermont

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