Friday, March 31, 2017

2017 NASL Prediction Poll Results

The results of the prediction poll are in!
By: Brandon Cockrum

Before the first matches of the season, the contributors here shared our picks for the final combined 2017 NASL standings. At the same time we asked NASL fans to share their picks for the upcoming season.
Below the results are compared:

2017 NASL Standings Predictions

Bloody Shambles NASL Fans
1 Miami FC Miami FC
2 New York Cosmos New York Cosmos
3 Indy Eleven Indy Eleven
4 San Francisco Deltas FC Edmonton
5 FC Edmonton North Carolina FC
6 North Carolina FC San Francisco Deltas
7 Puerto Rico FC Puerto Rico FC
8 Jacksonville Armada FC Jacksonville Armada FC

Fans and pundits agreed on five of the eight picks, the top three and bottom two. The middle of the pack - the fourth, fifth and sixth - were only positions where the two groups differed. Of all the teams, the Deltas saw the most variety in their predicted finish, a difference of two spots (4th and 6th) between the polls.

Some stats on the NASL Fan votes:
  • Most consensus on ranking: Miami (51.6% of 1st place votes); New York (55.2% of 2nd place votes); Jacksonville (72.4% of 8th place votes)
  • Fans from seven of the eight NASL clubs voted (Jacksonville, where you at? Not reading this blog, apparently.)
  • Indy Eleven fans made up 54% of voters
We'll check back during the season to see how our predictions are looking.

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