• WEEK FIVE WINNER:  Michael McFadden.  Five people went 6-0 this week, but Michael edged them out with his 126 points.
  • It was a very good week for the group.  The winning percentage was 56.2%.  The lock percentage was the season’s best, 64%!
  • Only one person went 0-6.
  • 65 people scored more than 100 points, which is the highest total of the year.
  • The average score was 70 points!
  • The four most popular picks (West Virginia, OSU, Kentucky, and LSU) all covered the spread.
  • The majority six went 5-1.
  • Kirk Shelton has a 1-game lead over 2nd place and a 3-game lead over 3rd place.
  • Only 5 people have a 5-0 lock record.  12 people are 0-5.
  • The gap between 1st place and 10th place (62 points) is the same as the gap between 10th and 114th.



  • WEEK FOUR WINNER:  Danny Kaiser.  Only two people went 6-0 this week:  Danny Kaiser and Wes Sims.  Danny Kaiser is on a roll (sorry) after stumbling out of the gate.  His first two weeks got him 61 points.  The last two netted 218.
  • Only four people went 0-6 this week.  The lowest total of the year.
  • The group and lock winning percentages were drastically different:  50.0% and 38.8%, respectively.
  • The Texas vs TCU game was the most popular game and most popular side (TCU) of the year.  Texas won outright as a 3.5 point underdog.
  • Had TCU covered the spread, the group and lock winning percentages would’ve been 59% and 65%, respectively.
  • Single-digit road favorites were 4-1 ATS.  TCU was the only team that didn’t cover.
  • In what was probably the worst beat of the year, Oregon blew a two-score lead late in the game against Stanford.  It left 65 people disgusted and 152 people smiling.
  • Only 11 people have a 4-0 lock record.  All of them have an overall record of .500 or better.
  • 26 people are 0-4!



  • There is a game I like to play on football Saturdays.  It’s called “When it is clear the team I picked has no chance to cover the spread, root for them to lose the game outright”.  It worked to perfection last week when Auburn went down to LSU.  Wisconsin was another good candidate, although I didn’t make a selection in that game.


  • WEEK THREE WINNER:  Richard Vernon.  422 attempts, and Richard was the only person to go 6-0.  More proof that going 6-0 is HARD.
  • What’s easier is going 0-6.  15 people were victims this week.
  • More people went 0-6 (15) than scored more than 100 points (13).
  • The group winning and lock winning percentages were the worst of the year:  43.0% and 32.3%, respectively.
  • The four most popular locks were ATS losers, which included the Sooners.  They were picked over Iowa State at 54 to 1.
  • The most popular game was Boise State vs Oklahoma State.  It was picked 118 to 126, in favor of OSU.
  • Favorites were only 5-10, which explains the poor group record.
  • Kirk Shelton is off to a 16-2 start!  That is two games better than 2nd.
  • Derek Robbins is off to a 3-15 start.  Equally impressive.



  • After going through the ordeal of the cancelled Nebraska vs Akron game, Kurtis and I wanted no part of another cancellation.  Naturally, it took all of one game to have weather threaten another outcome.  The TCU vs SMU game was delayed due to severe storms, and delayed again, and again…

…and again, and finally kicked off two hours after the scheduled game time.  Crisis averted.

  • Two embarrassing college football streaks were broken this weekend:
    • Kansas broke a 46-game road losing streak with their win against Central Michigan.  Not only did they win, they won easily: 31-7.  The Chippewas did their part to seal a Kansas victory by turning the ball over on six of their 8 second half possessions.
    • Kentucky ended a 31-game losing streak to Florida, which dated back to the Carter Administration.  The Lyrics to ‘My Old Kentucky Home’, which is sung annually at the Kentucky Derby, captures the sentiment:  “…Weep no more my lady. Oh! Weep no more today!”



  • WEEK TWO WINNER:  Joe Capra.  Four people went 6-0:  Joe Capra, Christopher McIntosh, Annie Tran and Joe Cafiero.  Joe led the way with 126 points.
  • I said four people went 6-0.  Technically, that isn’t correct.  One person, Joe Cafiero, went 7-0, which is the first 7-0 in PP6 history….and hopefully the last.
  • The group winning and lock winning percentages were solid:  53.2% and 54.7%, respectively.
  • 64 people scored 100 point or more!  We only had 21 last week.
  • Clemson was the most popular pick of the week.  They won, but they didn’t cover.
  • The most popular lock was TCU.  They won and covered.
  • The most popular underdog to be locked was Kansas State.  They got killed.
  • The group majority sided with the underdog in only four games.
  • We’re only two weeks into the season, and only 112 of the 432 have a 2-0 lock record.



  • Raise your hand if you want to start the season over.

  • Few things in this world or the world of college football are guaranteed.  A few things though are pretty darn close:
    1. Texas will begin the season over-rated.  How many times has this scenario been rinsed and repeated.  Fox analyst, Robert Smith, made the most egregious projection.  He selected them as one of his College Football Playoff teams, yet they couldn’t even get past the Jacks of Diamonds.
    2. Kansas football will be Kansas football. Can you be overrated when you’re perennially picked to finish last in your conference?  If so, Kansas is.  Even so, they outdid themselves when they lost to Nicholls State.  The scariest stat was that they could only muster 56 rushing yards on 32 attempts….against Nicholls State.
    3. Alabama will kickoff the college football season by dominating a solid Power 5 opponent. Kind of like when OnCue moves in across the street from another gas station.  You pretty much know how it ends before it even begins.  In this case, the gas station was Louisville.


  • WEEK ONE WINNER:  Cash Greathouse.  429 attempts, and only 3 people went 6-0:  Cash Greathouse, Alex Bourland, and Brent Baisden. Cash Greathouse led the way with 129 points….he is also near the top of the leaderboard in “All-Name Team”.  I have to also acknowledge Kirk Shelton.  He went 5-0, but didn’t have an opportunity to win the week because of the cancelled game.  For peace of mind, lets assume that pick would’ve been a loss.  Ok? Ok.
  • The group winning and lock winning percentages were very average:  49.3% and 53.0%, respectively.  At least the lock percentage was higher than the overall.  It’s often not.
  • Only 21 people scored 100 points or more.
  • Three people went 6-0, and five people went 0-6.
  • In what I think has to be a PP6 first, we did not have one home underdog on the pick form.
  • Strangely, 11 of the 14 games resulted in bonus points.  It’s usually lower than that.
  • Four games resulted in a 3-point bonus.  Three of those four games were double-digits spreads.
  • The two most popular game was Notre Dame vs Michigan: 273 people made a pick in that game.
  • The most popular lock, West Virginia, was an easy winner.  They were also the most popular overall pick.
  • The least popular pick of the week was North Carolina.  They earned a backdoor push against California by scoring two touchdowns in the final 7 minutes.