NON-CONFERENCE WINNER - FIRST PLAYOFF POSITION CLAIMED
The best predictor for the three non-Con games and winner of the first playoff spot for at the end of the season is C5O with a total variance of 37 points. C5O's predictions were 58-20 for SMU (variance of 3), 66-14 for Lamar (variance of 17), and 63-27 (variance of 17). Congratulations to C5O!
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)
NON-CONFERENCE RESULTS (predicted all 3 games)
1. C5O, 37 point total variance
T2. Redbeard25, 40 point total variance
T2. Gleitz, 40 point total variance
T4. Xenas, 42 point total variance
T4. gjeffery, 42 point total variance
6. Bryan Desjardins, 44 point total variance
T7. Aqua, 46 point total variance
T7. TGiBears, 46 point total variance
T7. hbh828, 46 point total variance
10. BaldBear, 47 point total variance
SOME OTHER STATS (of the folk who predicted all three non-Con games)
Gleitz's total miss for only Baylor scores was just 5. hbh828 was second best at 7 with C5O at 9.
Redbeard's total miss for Baylor's opposition scores was 21. Baldbear was second best at 23 with Bryan Desjardins in at 24.
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.