Sometimes our honorable mentions are better than our actual predictions, so don’t be surprised if you see any of these names come conference weekend.
- Abu Dhai or Dubai United Arab Emirates
- Apache Junction Arizona (to spite Queen Creek)
- Bahia Blanca Argentina
- El Paso Texas
- Galapagos Islands (for the iguanas)
- Heber Valley Utah
- Lubumbashi DRC
- Oslo Norway
- Rapid City South Dakota
- Taichung Taiwain
- Tarawa Kiribati
- Tirana Albania – What’s up, only stake in the Balkans?
- Vina Del Mar Chile
- West Valley City Utah (who needs Tooele?)