WEEK FOUR RECAP
- Kurtis recently posted an uplifting blog on the PP6 website. You can read the inspiring words here. It encourages all participants, particularly those of us who have performed poorly, to keep forging ahead. There is even historical data that supports the plea. Just because you’ve had a few bad weeks doesn’t mean you should give up, unless you are June Jones and the SMU Mustangs. June Jones, formerly known as the head coach of the Mustangs, quit a couple weeks ago. The SMU football team should consider doing the same. I too have historical data to support my case.
Scoring Offense = 4 PPG = 125th out of 125 teams. Their lone touchdown this year came as time expired against North Texas.
Total Offense = 194.7 YPG = 125th out of 125 teams. 21.8 yards per game worse than 124th place.
Rushing Offense = 29.3 YPG = 125th out of 125 teams. Their -24 yard rushing performance against Baylor didn’t help.
First Downs = 12.3 FDPG = 125th out of 125 teams. Texas A&M leads the way with 30 first downs per game.
Scoring Defense = 48.7 PPG = 125th out of 125 teams. Stanford leads the way at 4.3 PPG.
Total Defense = 530.0 YPG = 120th out of 125 teams. Hey, an improvement.
Turnover Margin = -1.67 TPG = 119th out of 125 teams. Terrible.
3rd Down Conversion Percentage Offense = 25% = 123rd out of 125 teams. Terrible.
3rd Down Conversion Percentage Defense = 46.8% = 101st out of 125 teams. Terrible.
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- As you know, the PP6 standings are based on a point system. If you didn’t know that, I don’t know what to tell you. Anyway, you get 20 points for a win and 10 points for a tie. Depending on the outcome of each game, there can be an opportunity to earn bonus points. They are awarded as follows:
-Your team covers the spread by 11-19.5 points = 1 bonus point*
-Your team covers the spread by 20-28.5 points = 3 bonus points*
-Your team covers the spread by 29+ points = 5 bonus points*
*Bonus points are doubled on your locks of the week.
Bonus points are crucial and can mean the difference between winning money or just coming close. The 25 point games are few and far between. Surprisingly, the very first game of the year( Texas A&M vs South Carolina) resulted in a 25 point game. There has only been one since. 23 point games are easier to come by, but still rare. 21 point games are fairly common and, obviously, the standard 20 point outcome is the most frequent. The following table gives recent data for each of the five possibilities: 25 points, 23 points, 21 points, 20 points or 10 points.
WEEK FOUR RESULTS
WEEK FOUR WINNER: Brad Riddle. He was one of three people to go 6-0. He scored 134 points, which is the highest total of the year. Thru two weeks, he was way down in 146th place. Since then, he has shot all the way up into 3rd!
- The weekly winning percentage have been consistently around the 50% mark. Week four was more of the same. The group winning percentage was 52%.
- The group winning percentage was boosted by the Clemson vs FSU game. With Winston sidelined for being an idiot, most picks game in on the side of the Tigers, 144-3.
- The Missouri vs Indiana outcome kept this from being a great week for the group. That, and the WSU vs Oregon game. 150 people picked Missouri. Only 3 picked Indiana. Missouri was also a very popular lock selection. They received 60 picks to Indiana’s zero!
- Congratulations to Trevor Bowman for the best four week start in PP6 history. He is 20-4 and has scored 432 points. The old record was set by Will Corbyn’s in 2011. He was 20-4 with 413 points.
- The point differential between 1st and 2nd (59 points) is the same as the point differential between 2nd and 30th. The point differential between 1st and 10th (93 points) is the same as the point differential between 10th and 155th!