College Football Pick’Em 2013 Edition: Entry Page -> http://opbgn.startlogic.com/cfball2013/tournamententry.html Past Champions: 2012-> Connor 2011-> Jello1717 Welcome to Year #3 of the College Football Pick’Em! This year’s edition will be focused entirely on the Regular Season of College Football. However, I will also be throwing in an ode to the upcoming College Football Playoff. Your objective will be to pick the winner of each of the games straight up(no point spreads) and we will also be utilizing the traditional Confidence Points system to make things a bit more interesting. Format: -> Weeks 1-12 – Regular Season. Your score for the first 12 weeks will be determined by taking your top 10 scores and adding them together. This allows for people to still stay in the game even if they forget to participate up to twice and it won’t affect those who are in the game for the whole run as you will then earn points only based on your top 10 scores. In other words, one bad week won't hurt you. [In each week, the number of games will be 15 -> Max Total of 120.] ->Week 13 - Semifinals [The top 4 players in terms of points from the Regular Season will compete in two semifinal match ups, 1v4 and 2v3. In this case, the players will be going head-to-head instead of going up against the entire group. In this round the number of games will go up to 20.] ->Week 14 – Championship [The final two survivors will go to head to head in the ultimate challenge: To correctly pick the winners of 30 games of the penultimate regular season week.] Prizes: To the winner goes the spoils. I will be awarding a $25 Amazon Gift Card to the winner of the pool. I will send this electronically so make sure you have a valid e-mail address. Scoring: This year we will be using the Confidence Point System. Your objective starts off the same, you will be asked to predict the winner of each game, straight up. However, you will then also place a point value ranging from 1 to the max number of games that week. If you get the game correct, you score that number of points. Here’s the catch though, you can only use each number once! The idea is that you will want to put the HIGHEST point value on the game you are most confident in the result and the LEAST point value on the game you are least confident. It adds an element of strategy to the pool which I like. Pool Schedule: Regular Season: Week 1 -> Week of Thursday, August 29th Selections Due: 6:00 PM EST Thursday, August 29th Week 2 -> Week of Saturday, September 7th Selections Due: Noon PM EST ; September 7th Week 3 -> Week of Saturday, September 14th Selections Due: Noon PM EST; September 14th Week 4 -> Week of Saturday, September 21st Selections Due: Noon PM EST ; September 21st Week 5 -> Week of Saturday, September 28th Selections Due: Noon PM EST ; September 28th Week 6 -> Week of Saturday, October 5th Selections Due: Noon PM EST ; October 5th Week 7 -> Week of Saturday, October 12th Selections Due: Noon PM EST ; October 12th Week 8 -> Week of Saturday, October 19th Selections Due: Noon PM EST ; October 19th Week 9 -> Week of Saturday, October 26th Selections Due: Noon PM EST; October 26th Week 10 -> Week of Saturday, November 2nd Selections Due: Noon PM EST ; November 2nd Week 11 -> Week of Saturday, November 9th Selections Due: Noon PM EST ; November 9th Week 12 -> Week of Saturday, November 16th Selections Due: Noon PM EST ; November 16th Playoffs: Semifinals: Week of Saturday, November 23rd [20 Games] Finals: Week of Friday, November 29th and Saturday, November 30th [30 Games] How to Enter Your Picks: For each week, you will go to the website listed below and submit your picks: http://opbgn.startlogic.com/cfball2013/tournamententry.html. I will make a post in this thread when it is updated for the next week along with tagging anyone who has signed up. Expect the pool updated each and every Sunday! (The only exception will be Week #1 as there is a Sunday Afternoon Game; likely Week #2 will be up Monday instead!) Standings: I will post the link here when we get started. If you have any questions, please let me know! It should be another fun season! I promise as well that the software should work a ton better this year as I'm not going to be doing what I did last year with all of the different separate entry sites.