Below is a summary of this week's winners and losers in the Predict the Score contest.
I, thermhere, am not a dictator and a suggestion from the commentariat last week seemed to make good sense. From now on, we'll be judging winners and losers by who does the best job of predicting each team's score. So, for example, if the final score is Baylor 70, Opponent 6, and you had predicted a 63-0 Baylor win, your score would be 13, which is 7 (the absolute value of how badly you missed on Baylor) plus 6 (the absolute value of how badly you missed on the opponent).
This week's winners, dubbybear and RedBeard25 had an unbreakable tie. They both predicted a 69-6 Baylor win which was nearly perfect. Congrats guys. You can see how all participants did by clicking here. Here's a look at the summary results:
Starting this week, we'll take a look at the overall standings. Note that we'll keep track of two types of overall standings. The first is the TOTAL overall standings, which will grade each entry each week. If a predictor fails to make an entry in any given week, I'm going to deem them to have made an entry in the 75th percentile. If you don't show up to make a pick, that's your problem. However, starting later in the season, because I am a merciful contest runner, we'll also include alternative standings which will average out only those games that users pick if they meet a certain threshold (probably will go with 75% of games played).
Here's a look at the top 10 so far. You can see the full overall standings here.