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#544747 - Sat Aug 14 2010 04:29 PM Results & Standings .. College Football
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I know its getting close to the wire, but I would like to invite everyone to the College Football 2010 Tipping Competition. Rules below will be near identical to NFL competition format, set up by dg dave.

Rules:
1. One point for a correct tip.
2. The deadline will always be Friday midnight FT time. One point will be deducted for late tips, after a period of grace of two or three hours past the deadline.
3. Late starters come in at the lowest score, or lowest active tipper if the lowest tipper has not tipped for four consecutive weeks.
4. Default score will be the away teams, or in the case of Neutral Site games, the team listed first.
5. Tips not in by kickoff Saturday receive default score.


Bonus points:
1. One point will be awarded for a solo pick (or one of two if 12+ tippers).
2. One point will be awarded for picks where the winning team was more then a 10 point underdog.
**Lines taken from New York Daily News on day of games**
3. One point if a player scores 13+/16.
4. Ineligible for bonus if player picks all homes or all bar one.
5. Ineligible for bonus if player tips all the favored teams for the week or all bar one.

Other then week 1, where there are two Monday games, and the Bowl Weeks, all games will be played on Saturdays.

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Edited by gtho4 (Sun Sep 12 2010 09:43 PM)

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#544758 - Sat Aug 14 2010 04:42 PM Re: College Football Sign Up
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OK I'll give it a go.
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#544759 - Sat Aug 14 2010 04:44 PM Re: College Football Sign Up
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Sounds great, I'm in

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#544782 - Sat Aug 14 2010 08:10 PM Re: College Football Sign Up
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Right now the schedule is set for 16 games a week for the first 13 weeks of the season, ending on Rivalry week, November 27th. There is one more week of games, but not enough games to make a full weekly schedule from.

Weeks 14 and 15 of this competition will involve 32 Bowl of the bowl games games.

The teams will vary from week to week, with heavy emphasis on the major conferences and better matchups.

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#544832 - Sun Aug 15 2010 04:28 AM Re: College Football Sign Up
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College football? you Americans have an entire season for that? Wow! no idea at all about this, but I'll be there to make up the numbers smile

Good luck with the new comp, barracuda!
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#544848 - Sun Aug 15 2010 07:18 AM Re: College Football Sign Up
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Thanks Srini, I enjoy a new challenge.

College Sports is a big deal in the U.S., especially Football and Basketball. Some even prefer the flow of the College games to professional games. I will try to bring post some of the history of these match-ups each week.

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#544851 - Sun Aug 15 2010 07:49 AM Re: College Football Sign Up
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Ah heck I'll try this one too.
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#545164 - Mon Aug 16 2010 09:26 AM Re: College Football Sign Up
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I know absolutely nothing about college football.
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#545233 - Mon Aug 16 2010 11:49 AM Re: College Football Sign Up
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I'll give it a shot....I might have to just close my eyes and pick at random !!
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#545297 - Mon Aug 16 2010 03:07 PM Re: College Football Sign Up
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I am in, too. When does it start?
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#545309 - Mon Aug 16 2010 03:21 PM Re: College Football Sign Up
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September 4th is going to be first day of games.

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#545766 - Wed Aug 18 2010 08:07 PM Re: College Football Sign Up
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Here's an article to give a taste of how serious local areas can be about their College Football teams. Especialy in areas that don't have any professional teams nearby.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball...ors-hat/cbsnews

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#546770 - Mon Aug 23 2010 05:41 PM Re: College Football Sign Up
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I'll have a go at also.

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#547731 - Sat Aug 28 2010 04:20 AM Re: College Football Sign Up
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I'm ready .. I've bought a new dartboard.

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#549054 - Fri Sep 03 2010 10:05 PM Re: College Football Sign Up
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Week One is closing soon!

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#549269 - Sun Sep 05 2010 09:40 AM Re: College Football Sign Up
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Where did you get this new dartboard gtho4, it's got some magic in it lol.

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#549546 - Tue Sep 07 2010 06:20 AM Re: Results & Standings .. College Football
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College Football



Week 1
NCAA
Sat 4 Sep 2010


14 of 14 players lodged tips:

13-23
24-3
23-16
22-31
12-23
34-17
17-65
24-31
27-30
17-23
23-21
21-30
30-24
14-28
14-17
33-30
14
12
7
5
12
14
14
11
10
11
7
10
10
4
3
10
Illinois vs Missouri
Colorado vs Col State
Kentucky at Louisville
UCLA at Kansas State
Purdue at Notre Dame
Texas at Rice
Wash St at Oklahoma St
Utah State at Oklahoma
Bowling Green at Troy
Washington at BYU
Nwestern at Vanderbilt
Oregon State vs TCU
LSU vs North Carolina
Cincinnati at Fresno St
Navy vs Maryland
Boise St vs Va Tech
Everyone
gillyharold, ozzz2002


gillyarold, dg_dave
Everyone
Everyone








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164


Tipping Comp Standings



position points
----- ----- ------------ tbp
TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
----- ----- ------------hf ws

1 - 1-1 gtho4 x - 13 14 1 1
2 - 1-1 illiniman14 x - 13 14 1 1
5 - 1-1 mikey40uf x - 13 14 1 1
3 - 1-1 srini701 x - 13 14 1 1
4 - 1-1 Sypher x - 13 14 1 1
6 - 6-6 BxBarracuda - 12 12
7 - 6-6 themonarch - 12 12
8 - 8-8 dg_dave - 11 11
9 - 8-8 dizart - 11 11
10 - 8-8 LeoDaVinci - 11 11
11 - 8-8 gillyharold - 10 10
12 - 12-12 Howie72 - 8 8
13 - 13-13 paper_aero - 8 8
14 - 14-14 ozzz2002 - 6 6 1
late starters 6
---164--- 5
best picks - 5 5
wooden spoon - 1 1
perfect pick - 4 4
solo pick - - -
bonus pts - 5 5

x = perfect score bonus point, or 13+/16
s = bonus point for solo pick, or one of two
u = underdog winning with >10 pts spread
bp = total bonus pts

default is the wooden spoon score
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Weekly Leader

1. +2 gtho4, illiniman14, Sypher,
mikey40uf, srini701
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.




  • I thank everyone who joined, we have 14 tippers starting this season, which should make this an tough battle for the podium.

  • gtho4, illiniman, mikey40uf, Srini701 and Sypher all pick 13/16 to share the first HoF in this inaugural full season College Football tipping competition, as well as garner the first 4 bonus points of the season.

  • On the flip side of the coin Ozzz2002 receives the inaugural wooden spoon.

  • Only 2 underdogs, neither of them getting 10 or more points, won this week. They were BYU and Maryland.




  • Edited by gtho4 (Fri Sep 10 2010 02:10 AM)
    Edit Reason: adj table col width

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    #549562 - Tue Sep 07 2010 08:16 AM Re: Results & Standings .. College Football
    illiniman14 Offline
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    As I had nothing better to do this weekend I kept up with the picks - shouldn't gtho4 have 13/16 with Vandy, Navy, and Va Tech losing?

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    #549564 - Tue Sep 07 2010 08:58 AM Re: Results & Standings .. College Football
    BxBarracuda Offline
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    Thanks, you are correct, I had noted gtho4 as having picked Boise State on my tally sheet in error.

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    #549744 - Wed Sep 08 2010 04:16 AM Re: Results & Standings .. College Football
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    errr.....can someone tell me if we are having this "FBS" comp or if this is the "FCS" comp (whatever they mean)? I make my tips about sports I know nothing of by looking at the standings on the websites and I am coming across some very, very confusing sites for this sport frown

    Thanks in advance...
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    #549751 - Wed Sep 08 2010 06:16 AM Re: Results & Standings .. College Football
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    I have a feeling that most of the schools are FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision - former Division I-A) and not FCS (Football Championship Subdivision - former Division I-AA).
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    #549754 - Wed Sep 08 2010 06:27 AM Re: Results & Standings .. College Football
    BxBarracuda Offline
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    Dave is correct, the teams in the tipping competition are so far all FBS teams and thus are eligible to be part of the college bowl season. The FCS(former division I-AA) holds their own tournament at the end of the season. The FCS has a few schools that play FBS teams, usually early in the season before conference matchups start. We don't tip FCS teams and I don't think the schedule has any FCS teams on it, since these are lesser known teams and usually are large underdogs in their games. Though as Jacksonville State, which my wifes nephew is going to graduate from soon, proved this week, FCS teams are more then capable of beating FBS teams. The FCS would be the lower division to the FBS.

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    #550707 - Sun Sep 12 2010 09:19 PM Re: Results & Standings .. College Football
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    College Football




    Week 2
    NCAA
    Sat 11 Sep 2010


    14 of 14 players lodged tips:

    48-54
    27-3
    6-17
    31-28
    7-52
    17-47
    7-35
    28-24
    24-36
    14-35
    7-34
    20-41
    3-24
    48-13
    41-21
    52-17
    14
    14
    10
    9
    11
    11
    12
    6
    12
    3
    14
    10
    12
    13
    13
    14
    Duke vs Wake Forest
    LSU at Vanderbilt
    Georgia at South Carolina
    Hawaii at Army
    Colorado at California
    Florida State at Oklahoma
    Iowa State at Iowa
    Michigan at Notre Dame
    Miami(FL) at Ohio State
    Brigham Young at Air Force
    Wyoming at Texas
    Syacuse at Washington
    Penn State at Alabama
    Oregon at Tennessee
    San Diego State at New Mexico State
    Texas Tech at New Mexico
    Everyone
    Everyone




    dg_dave, Ozzz2002

    dg_dave, paper aero

    Everyone

    gillyharold, Ozzz2002
    Ozzz2002
    paper aero
    Everyone .
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    178


    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ------------ tbp
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL
    ----- ----- -----------hf ws
    1 1 1-1 illiniman14 x 14 14 29 2 2
    1 1 1-1 mikey40uf x 14 14 29 2 2
    1 1 1-1 srini701 x 14 14 29 2 2
    4 1 1-4 gtho4 14 14 28 2 1
    5 1 1-5 Sypher x 14 13 28 1 2
    6 6 6-6 BxBarracuda x 12 14 27 1 1
    7 8 7-8 Dizart x 11 14 26 1 1
    7 8 7-8 LeoDaVinci x 11 14 26 1 1
    9 6 6-9 themonarch 12 12 24
    10 8 8-10 dg_dave 11 11 22
    10 11 10-11 gillyharold 10 12 22
    12 12 12-12 Howie72 8 12 20
    13 12 12-13 paper_aero 8 11 19
    14 14 14-14 ozzz2002 6 9 15 2
    late starters 15
    ---178 342-- 12
    best picks 13 14 27
    wooden spoon 6 9 15
    perfect pick 16 16 32
    solo pick - - -
    bonus pts 5 7 12

    x = perfect score bonus point, or 13+/16
    s = bonus point for solo pick, or one of two
    u = underdog winning with >10 pts spread
    bp = total bonus pts

    default is the wooden spoon score

    Weekly Leader

    1. +2 gtho4, Sypher
    illiniman14, mikey40uf, srini701
    2. +1 illiniman14, mikey40uf, srini701
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.
    9.
    10.
    11.
    12.
    13.
    14.
    15.




  • 7 players tied for the HoF this week with 14/16, this included 4 of the 5 HoF winners from last week, of the 4 gtho4 picked all favorites so was not available for a bonus point, with Sypher the other HoF winner from last week still earning a perfect pick bonus point for 13/16.

  • Ozzz2002 took his second wooden spoon of the season, but with 3 more correct then the first week and as a group we lodged 178 correct tips, up from 164 last week.

  • With the first two weeks out of the way, most of the inter conference games should be starting, leading to closer matchups.

  • Still no bonus points for solo picks, closest this week was for the Air Force win, which had 3 tippers pick them over BYU.

  • No chance for bonus ponits for underdogs by more then 10 yet. Hawaii and Michigan were the only two underdogs to win this week, both were only underdogs by 3 points though.


  • Edited by BxBarracuda (Tue Sep 14 2010 04:53 PM)

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    #550763 - Mon Sep 13 2010 05:27 AM Re: Results & Standings .. College Football
    gtho4 Offline
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    I had my two non-favourits covered, but they came back to bite me.
    Hawaii and BYU were favourites when I lodged my tips!

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    #551760 - Fri Sep 17 2010 09:07 AM Re: Results & Standings .. College Football
    BxBarracuda Offline
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    What is the rule of thumb for cases like this, where the odds change between making tips and the day of the games?

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