Okay. So we had a large number of people join the game this 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've chosen 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 (you have to play all three games). 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.
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)
NON-CONFERENCE LEADERS (through two weeks (predicted both games))
1. C5O, 20 point total variance
2. Redbeard25, 21 point total variance
3. Bryan Desjardins, 27 point total variance
4. Aqua, 29 point total variance
5. BaldBear, 30 point total variance
6. Xenas, 31 point total variance
7. gjeffery, 35 point total variance
8. Gleitz, 40 point total variance
9. TGiBears, 41 point total variance
T10. BearsCanClimb, 42 point total variance
T10. ovenmit331, 42 point total variance