SportsNation was pretty good at predicting the winners of football games in 2012, having gone 148-76-1 (through Week 15) in the NFL and 219-47 (through Week 14) in college football. How did the 'Nation do with other sports? Below is a list of some of the biggest predictions SportsNation got right and some they didn't. Take a look!
Editor's Note: Map data was unable to be retrieved for some polls on this list.
BCS National Championship Game
The game was a rematch of a regular-season game won by LSU, which might explain why 55.6 percent of SportsNation voters picked LSU to win the national title game against Alabama. Only 30.6 percent of voters predicted an Alabama win by more than a field goal, and we can't imagine many of those predicted a 21-point Tide romp.
Australian Open Women's Final
In the first Grand Slam final of the year, SportsNation voters sided with Maria Sharapova over Victoria Azarenka, 73.7 to 26.3 percent. The result was just as one-sided, but in favor of Azarenka, who beat Sharapova 6-3, 6-0 for her first career Grand Slam singles title.
Australian Open Men's Final
This was about as close as it can get, with 50.3 percent of SportsNation voters picking Rafael Nadal and 49.7 percent picking Novak Djokovic. In the end, it was Djokovic beating Nadal, which means SN was close, but close isn't good enough for a win here.
Apparently voters had learned their lesson from Super Bowl XLII. More than 830,000 people chimed in on this poll, and the Giants edged the Patriots, 50.5 to 49.5 percent. The final margin on the field was nearly as close, with the Giants winning the Lombardi Trophy for the second time in five seasons.
Considering many people were saying Kentucky could have beaten last year's Bobcats (47.1 percent of SN voters, in fact), it's no surprise that 72.4 percent of SportsNation tabbed the Wildcats to beat Kansas in the national title game.
Baylor was 39-0 entering its final matchup against Notre Dame, and 82.8 percent of SportsNation voters predicted the Lady Bears would move to 40-0. They did just that, marking this as a win in SportsNation's column (and no, that doesn't make Baylor 41-0).
Sure, Chelsea had never won a UEFA Champions League title, while Bayern Munich had won four, but that didn't matter to SportsNation voters: 72.8 percent of them picked Chelsea to win May's Champions League final, and Chelsea came through.
By the time the Stanley Cup finals rolled around, the Kings were a big favorite, with 68.3 percent of the SportsNation vote. Not bad considering when the playoffs began, they weren't even among the named choices in our poll (though they were part of the "other" that got 54.7 percent of that vote).
Sara Errani was something of an unknown entering the French Open final, and it showed in the voting, as Maria Sharapova was picked as the winner by 87.3 percent of SportsNation. Sharapova cruised to a straight-sets win, completing the career Grand Slam.
Even during an injury-plagued season, Rafael Nadal was still the king of clay. The Spaniard was tabbed by 60 percent of voters to beat Novak Djokovic in the French Open final, and he did just that, giving Nadal his seventh title at Roland Garros.
The Thunder had just won four straight against the previously dominant Spurs, while the Heat needed seven games to dispatch the Celtics. So it's no surprise that 63.9 percent of SportsNation voters picked the Thunder to win the NBA title. That number jumped to 75.8 percent after OKC won Game 1. But we all know what happened from there.
Serena Williams was just two years removed from her last Wimbledon title when she reached the final against Agnieszka Radwanska, which might explain why 83.0 percent of voters expected her to add to her trophy collection. She did just that, beating Radwanska 6-1, 5-7, 6-2.
The grass courts are where Roger Federer plays best, and 75.7 percent of SportsNation voters predicted he'd beat Andy Murray at Wimbledon in the final. In addition, 61.7 percent chose the "four or five sets" option, which is exactly how it ended up when Federer took care of Murray in four.
Serena Williams marched through her competition with ease at Flushing Meadows, leading 86 percent of SportsNation voters to pick her to win her final against Victoria Azarenka. Frankly, the fact that even 14 percent of voters were against her is something of a surprise.
Prior to 2012, Andy Murray was seen as a player who couldn't win the big match. Maybe that's why 52.1 percent of SportsNation picked him to lose to Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final. In a classic match, Murray beat the odds and upset Djokovic, giving him his first Grand Slam title.
The Giants and Tigers met in the World Series, and SportsNation was heavily in favor of a Tigers victory: 47.7 percent of the voters picked the Tigers in 6 or 7, while another 19.4 percent said Detroit in 4 or 5, giving Jim Leyland's squad a total of 67.1 percent of the pre-Series vote. The Giants went on to win in four games, which was the least-picked choice among the four possible answers.
At the start of the Chase, we asked SportsNation to rank the drivers. Eventual winner Brad Keselowski finished sixth out of the 12 drivers and received only 2.9 percent of the 5,097 first-place votes.
Overall record: 10-7