Here is the season-to-date update of the "Predict the Score" game. Only one more game to predict before the playoffs will start for four of us. If you have any question what all is going on (where have you been?), check out the game set-up information toward the bottom of this Fan Post.
Week 1 winner (SMU, 56-21): Redbeard25, (predicted 56-21, perfect prediction)
Week 2 winner (Lamar, 66-31): Creasey, (predicted 63-27, seven point variance)
Week 3 winners (Rice, 70-17): Ace22BU and Gleitz, (predicted 70-17, perfect predictions)
Week 4 winners (TTU, 63-35): brandyisme, Bryan Desjardins, kurt_terry, and lisahi (predicted 63-35, perfect predictions)
Week 5 winner (KU, 66-7): goldenwave91 (predicted 66-7, perfect prediction)
Week 6 winner (WVU, 62-38): OsoProf (predicted 63-38, 1 point variance)
Week 7 winner (ISU, 45-27): Ostentatious (predicted 51-24. 9 point variance)
Week 8 winner (KSU, 31-24): Georgia Bear (predicted 35-21, 7 point variance)
Week 9 winner (OU, 34-44); dougernaut (predicted 34-40, 4 point variance)
Week 10 winner (OSU, 45-35); Hyork11 (predicted 45-35, perfect prediction)
Well done to all!
CONFERENCE RESULTS (predicted the TTU through OSU games)
Some movement in the rankings this week with a couple of new faces making an appearance but beefsupreme* continues to sport a healthy lead for first place.
1. beefsupreme*, 85 variance - missed the Baylor scores by 60, opponent scores by 25 (best).
2. Geargia Bear, 93 variance - missed the Baylor scores by 44 (best), opponent scores by 49.
3. brownbw, 94 variance - missed the Baylor scores by 60, opponent scores by 34.
4. The Shootist Bear, 96 variance - missed the Baylor scores by 56, opponent scores by 40.
5. TGiBears, 97 variance - missed the Baylor scores by 57, opponent scores by 40.
6. gjeffrey, 99 variance - missed the Baylor scores by 68, opponent scores by 31.
T7. BR-BU, 101 variance - missed the Baylor scores by 65, opponent scores by 36.
T7. Hyork11, 101 variance - missed the Baylor scores by 74, opponent scores by 27.
9. beardoug1, 102 variance - missed the Baylor scores by 54, opponent scores by 48.
10. PoppyBear, 107 variance - missed the Baylor scores by 73, opponent scores by 34.
11. Aqua, 108 variance - missed the Baylor scores by 63, opponent scores by 45.
12. Moved2Texas, 109 variance - missed the Baylor scores by 54, opponent scores by 55.
There is one week to go in the "regular season" of the game. beefsurpreme* has been leading for several weeks. Can they be dislodged from the regular season win? Does chaos ensue for the second and third places? Eight people are within 10 points of one another for these final two spots in the playoffs.
After the TCU game, should there be a tie for the playoff spots, the tie-breakers will be:
1) Did you win any week? (GeorgiaBear currently owns this tie-breaker)
2) Best cumulative variance for Baylor's scores.
3) The one with the best combined variance for the OU-OSU-TCU games.
4) I will then add games working backwards. (please do not make me do this math.)
In the case of a three (or more)-way tie, once a person loses a tie-breaker, they are out of consideration and the remaining persons will move on down the tie-breaking process.
Prediction Playoff Position #1: TBD (Conference-Prediction Champion) v.
Prediction Playoff Position #4: TBD (Conference-Prediction Third Place)
Prediction Playoff Position #3: TBD (Conference-Prediction Second Place) v.
Prediction Playoff Position #2: C5O (non-Conference-Prediction Champion)
BEST OVERALL AVERAGE VARIANCE (predicted any seven games (minimum))
1. beefsupreme*, 13.0
2. Georgia Bear, 13.5
3. PoppyBear, 13.6
7. TGiBears, 14.3
8. Redbeard25, 15.3
9. Hyork11, 15.3
10. Aqua, 15.4
THE 'PREDICT THE SCORE' GAME - 2015
We had a large number of people join the game after the first week which created a potential issue of how to keep the game interesting all season if only a handful of people played every week and still keep it fair for all. So here is what I chose to do as host of the game. As always, anyone and everyone can play each week and claim some bragging rights by winning any one week.
Layered on top of the weekly contests, I am taking a cue from the NCAA D1 Football and NASCAR. There are going to be two seasons, the first is Baylor's three-game non-con games and the second is Baylor's Big XII conference season through the TCU game. The person with the best cumulative variance after the Rice game wins the non-Con season (winner was C5O). Then a new season will run Texas Tech through TCU and the best cumulative variance will win the conference season (must play every game). Then comes the playoffs for the University of Texas game and the Playoff/Bowl game. (When we make the National Championship game (see what I did there), that will be just a one game contest for everyone after the playoffs.) Like NASCAR, everyone still plays and anyone could win the week during the two pick 'em playoff weeks. For the UT game, the conference season champ will be seeded #1 and the non-con champ will be seeded #2. The second and third best variances from the conference season will fill in the final two seeds (after the non-con champ should they fill any of the first three spots for the regular season, too). For the UT game, #1 will be head-to-head v. #4 and #2 v. #3. The winners of the head-to-head will go for the overall Pick 'em Championship in the Playoff/Bowl game. Any questions? Put them in the comments.
I will maintain the updated results throughout the Fall in a Fan Post like this one. I will post the week-to-week detailed results in separate Fan Posts.
Disclaimer....I have found it not uncommon for folks to input a score into the poll portal and then immediate put a different score in the comments section of the Fan Post. In this case, I go with the publicly posted numbers. Also, there are a number of folks who play who are not common commenters (which is great!) but I do not have anything official to validate names against. Some of the names typed in week to week have amazing similarities but are not the exact same. I'm doing the best I can. Thanks for your understanding.