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The predictions get more difficult. The outcomes more important. Can you guess closest to correct this week?

John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

This is game six of eight into the "second season," the Big XII Conference schedule. Over 280 folks have participated this season but 65 people have participated every game from Tech to KSU and thus have a chance to join the winner of the "first season" (the non-conference games), C5O, in the playoffs by earning one of the final three spots. (you must play every week TTU to TCU).

(summary of season-to-date "Predict the Score" game results here)

If you have not gotten involved before, come along and join in.  Even if it is too late to join up for the playoff competition, you can still win some bragging rights for coming out on top any one week.  All are welcome.  You have until kickoff to provide your submission.  Enter your guess into the survey below or if the link to the survey breaks and the portal disappears (as has happened) you may put your guess in the comments section and I'll pick it up manually.

Here is the First Look at the OU Sooners link to help you come to your prediction.

The Season-Long "Predict the Score" Game Set-up

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.


Disclaimer....I have found it not uncommon for folks to input a score into the poll portal and then immediate put a different (yet similar) score in the comments section of the Fan Post. In this case, I go with the publicly posted numbers as I cannot be sure what the intent is and I will eventually make the guesses public. It seemed best to me that they match what was in the comments. Thanks for your understanding.