Cancelled Game, Second Edition

We had another PP6 football game cancelled.  This time, it was due to poor air quality resulting from the California wildfires.  We will handle it the same way as earlier in the season.  Here is a summary of the process:

  1. Anyone who picked California or Stanford in Week Twelve will be allowed to make SEVEN PICKS for Week Thirteen.  This is the only week you will be allowed to replace the cancelled game.
  2. If you locked the California vs Stanford game, you will need to make two locks in Week Thirteen.  Since the pick form only allows one lock, you will need to email me the other game you want to count as your second lock.
  3. The cancelled game makes the weekly winner prize tricky. As it applies to Week Twelve, if you made a selection in the California vs Stanford game, you are competing with only five picks.  I realize this basically eliminates those people from contention, and I am sorry for that.
  4. Since some people are making seven selections this week, allowing all seven picks to count towards the weekly prize would put them at an unfair advantage.  Therefore, if you are picking seven games this week, you will only be eligible to win the weekly prize if your worst six-game score is the highest score of the week.  Again, I realize this also puts some people at a disadvantage.

Barring any other unforeseen circumstances, we should be back on track going into the final week.  Thanks for your understanding.

 

WEEK TWELVE RESULTS

WEEK TWELVE RESULTS

  • WEEK TWELVE WINNER:  Tony Juan.  He scored a season high 138 points.  Two others went 6-0:  Matthew Arbuckle and Tony Schroeder.  It should be mentioned that Jake Grinnell and Christopher Perry went 5-0, but they lost an opportunity at 6-0 due to the cancelled game.  However, neither one of them could’ve matched Tony’s score.  In other words, Tony was going to be the winner this week whether the cancelled game was played or not.
  • It was a pedestrian week for the group.  The overall winning percentage was 47.2%  The lock percentage was 47.7%
  • Home underdogs were 5-1.
  • Despite being a decent week for the group, the group majority only went 4-10.
  • The most popular game was OSU (62 picks) vs West Virginia (194 picks).  OSU was the outright winner.
  • The biggest pick disparity was in the Arizona vs Washington State game.  WSU was an overwhelming choice, and they rewarded their faithful with a maximum bonus win.
  • Mike Stovall took over the top spot in the standings.  Herb Grover will get to make seven picks this week, and he is only 16 points behind.
  • We have a seven-way tie for the lock race!  However, the tiebreaker is total points and Christopher McIntosh has a 51 point lead over the closest competitor.
  • Doug Reigle has a 1-11 lock record.  Somehow, he is still above .500 overall (35-33-3).
  • Luckily the cancelled game did not affect the results of the Elimination Bracket.  We are down to the Final Four:  Peter Sanborn, Lauren Donaldson, Steve McLanahan and Jon Taber.

 

WEEK ELEVEN RESULTS

WEEK ELEVEN RESULTS

  • WEEK ELEVEN WINNER:  Chad Akers, Tanner Bushyhead and Andrew Rowlan.  Yep.  A three-way tie.  They all scored 129 points.
  • It was one of the best weeks in PP6 history.  The overall winning percentage was 62.7%!  The lock percentage was 70.7%!!
  • The average score was an astonishing 79.6!!!
  • 60 people scored at least 100 points.
  • Despite the great scores, only 5 people went 6-0.  However, for the first time this year, nobody went 0-6.
  • The group majority was 10-3-2!
  • The “Majority 6” was 5-0-1.
  • The line in the West Virginia vs TCU seemed strange.  Based on the results of the PP6, Vegas got hammered in this one.  There were 260 picks on West Virginia to only 8 for TCU.  260 to 8!  That is nuts.
  • The most popular lock was, of course, West Virginia.  82 picks for them.  0 for TCU.  That means that West Virginia alone received 21% of the locks.
  • The nine most popular picks were 7-0-2.
  • Herb Grover still sits atop the leaderboard.
  • Christopher McIntosh was the only person in last week’s Top Ten to score less than 60 points.  However, he still leads the lock race at 10-1.
  • Doug Reigle has a 1-10 lock record, but he has an overall record of 34-29-3.
  • Cole Grinnell is the only person to push 5 times this year.
  • At this point last year, 907 points was the top score.  That is good enough for 3rd place this year.  10th place had 806 points in 2017.  That would only get you 36th place this year.
  • We are down to the Elite Eight in the Elimination Bracket.  Herb Grover, our overall leader, is still alive.

 

WEEK TEN RESULTS

WEEK TEN RESULTS

  • WEEK TEN WINNER:  Mitch Lied.  Weeks Eight and Nine saw a combined 27 people go 6-0.  This week?  One.  Mitch Lied.
  • The best week of the year was followed by one of the worst.  The overall winning percentage was bad (41.5%).  The lock percentage was worse (39.3%).
  • Only 10 people scored at least 100 points, which beat out Week Three for the lowest total of the year.
  • Despite the low scores, we only had 7 people go 0-6.  However, 13 people went 0-5-1…..so 20 people failed to win a game.
  • The Duke vs Miami game was the least popular game of the year, beating out Miami vs North Carolina in Week 4.  Through the years, ACC and Big Ten games get less interest than the Big 12, SEC and Pac-12.
  • Week Ten also had the biggest loser of the year.  93% of the participants that picked the Ohio State vs Nebraska game lost.  The picks were in favor of Ohio State 179-13.
  • The group majority was only 4-10-1.
  • Only 5 people locked the Stanford vs Washington game.
  • 5 teams only received one lock!  They combined to go 3-0-1.
  • The most popular pick of the week, West Virginia, scored in the final seconds against Texas to cover the spread and win the game.
  • The next six most popular picks were all ATS losers.
  • Herb Grover regained his spot atop the leaderboard.
  • The gap between 1st and 10th place (94 points) is the same as the gap between 10th and 85th.
  • Christopher McIntosh leads the lock race at 9-1.
  • John Mellish has scored more than 100 points for three straight weeks.  After Week Seven, he was in 191st place.  He is 18th now.
  • Of the 32 people that were alive in the Elimination Bracket, Michael Patton was the only person to score over 100 points.
  • Jeff Parks scored 86 points, which was the 3rd highest score of the Bracket contestants.  Unfortunately, he was matched up against Michael Patton.
  • Lauren Donaldson advanced in the Bracket despite scoring only 20 points.

 

WEEK NINE RESULTS

WEEK NINE RESULTS

  • WEEK NINE WINNER:  Rocky Hollingsworth.  13 people went 6-0 this week!  Rocky led the way with 132 points, which moved him to an even .500 for the year.
  • The lock winning percentage was good (55.3%).
  • The overall winning percentage was fantastic (60.3%), historic actually.  It was the first time since Week 9 of 2014 that the 60% threshold was been broken!
  • Over the last two weeks, we’ve seen 27 people go 6-0, and only 2 people go 0-6.
  • 91 people scored 100 or more points.  91 people!
  • The average scored was 77.4.  Another crazy number.  Makes my 1-5 sting a little more.
  • The group majority got 12 of the 15 picks correct.
  • All these great stats, and the most popular pick of the week, Texas, was a loser.
  • However, the next 5 most popular picks all covered the spread.
  • Underdogs were surprisingly popular last week.  The majority of the picks went in favor of the underdog in 7 of the 15 games.  That is very rare.
  • Texas received twice as many locks as any other team.
  • Mike Stovall (“Dad” as I like to call him) has taken over the top spot.
  • Mike Stovall, Jayme Ross and Cody Miller have gone 6-0 in back-to-back weeks.  The bad news is that none of them won a week.  The good news is that they are all in the Top 6 in the rankings.
  • Jayme Ross’ record the last 3 weeks?: 17-1.
  • Three people are leading the lock race with an 8-1 record:  Jayme Ross, Christopher McIntosh and Tony Juan.
  • Doug Reigle and Justin Darr are sporting an 0-9 lock record.