WEEK EIGHT RESULTS

  • WEEK EIGHT WINNER:  Mike Stovall.  Like last week, we had another 8 people go 6-0. Mike (aka my Dad) went 6-0 for the 2nd time in 3 weeks. This time, his point total was high enough to claim the weekly prize.
  • The group and lock winning percentages continue to roll: 53.9% and 52.1%, respectively.
  • The group winning percentage has been above .500 for five consecutive weeks!
  • Despite the good week, we still had eight people go 0-6.
  • The home team was favored in 13 of the 15 Week 7 matchups. Oklahoma State and Memphis were the only home underdogs. OSU won and covered. Memphis did not.
  • Favored teams were 9-6 ATS, running the winning record streak to 5 in a row.
  • Home teams had their first losing week since Week 3.
  • Home underdogs have not had a winning week since week one.
  • The group majority went 11-4 ATS!
  • 68 people scored 100+ points, which is the 2nd highest total of the year.
  • OU was easily the most popular pick of the week. They received 266 picks and 86 locks. The 86 locks only trail the 121 locks Colorado received in Week 2. OU was able to escape the game with a win, but they failed to cover the spread.
  • After OU, the next 3 most popular picks (Missouri, Ohio State and KSU) all covered the spread.
  • Kansas State was the first team to earn maximum bonus points since South Alabama in Week 3.
  • 4 underdogs received more picks than the favorite (Tennessee, OSU, Utah and Miami). Tennessee was the only team that didn’t cover.
  • Derek Holland currently occupies the top spot on the leaderboard.
  • Only 14 points separate 1st place from 6th place.
  • After Week 5, Mike Stovall was in 341st place. He is now in 26th.
  • 377 people are currently at a pace of 60+ points per week.
  • We are down to just five people with a perfect lock record. Two others are 6-0-1.
  • And then there was one. Nick M is the only person with a perfect 8-0 lock record. Michael Wang is 1/2 game back at 7-0-1. 19 people are at 7-1.
  • Derek Holland was the only #1 seed to win the first round of the bracket
  • Katherine Taber won her matchup despite only scoring 20 points. Her opponent forgot to make picks.
  • On the other end of the spectrum: Josh Fuhrman lost to Chris Kinard despite scoring 104 points.

WEEK SEVEN RESULTS

  • WEEK SEVEN WINNER:  Will S.  Eight people went 6-0 this week, which is a season high.  Will led the way with 130 points.
  • It’s becoming a broken record, but the group and lock winning percentages were really good again: 56.0% and 54.7%, respectively.
  • The group winning percentage has been above .500 for the last four weeks.
  • For the 4th time this year, the scoring average eclipsed 70 points.
  • Only one person went 0-6 this week. For the year, the 6-0’s are outpacing the 0-6’s by a margin of 41-25.
  • The home team was favored in 13 of the 15 Week 7 matchups. Oklahoma State and Memphis were the only home underdogs. OSU won and covered. Memphis did not.
  • North Carolina was the most popular pick and lock of the week. They used a 4-0 turnover margin to take down Miami.
  • Four of the five most popular picks covered the spread. Kentucky was the only team that didn’t.
  • Eight of the 15 games earned bonus points.
  • For the 4th consecutive week, we’ve had a game end in a push. This week, it was the slugfest between Washington and Oregon.
  • The most popular game of the week was USC vs ND, and the picks were evenly distributed. Like North Carolina, ND took advantage of USC turnovers to cruise to victory. They only had 251 yards, yet they scored 48 points.
  • The 75% majority keeps winning at an astonishing pace. It was 3-1 last week and now 24-13 for the year.
  • The group majority chose the underdog in 4 games. They were 2-1-1 in those contests.
  • 382 people are currently at a pace of 60+ points per week! At this point last year, there were only 262 people at that pace.
  • Craig Amick currently sits atop the leaderboard, but only 26 points separate 1st from 10th!
  • We are down to just five people with a perfect lock record. Two others are 6-0-1.
  • Three people have an 0-7 lock record.
  • The elimination bracket will begin next week. Congratulations to the 128 people that made it in.

WEEK SIX RESULTS

  • WEEK SIX WINNER:  Tyler Terrel.  Five people went 6-0 this week.  Tyler’s 132 points were the most for the week and the 2nd highest total of the year.
  • The group and lock winning percentages were really good again: 54.7% and 55.3%, respectively.
  • It was the third straight week that the lock and winning percentages were above .500.
  • The average score, 70.8 points, was the 2nd highest of the year thanks to the number of potential bonus points.
  • Speaking of bonus points, nine of the 15 games earned bonus points. There were five games that earned 3 bonus points.
  • For the third time this year, nobody went 0-6. That is a pretty remarkable feat considering the number of people submitting picks.
  • For the 3rd time in five weeks, the scoring average was over 60 points.
  • Favorites continue to roll. They were 9-5-1 in Week 6 and are now 51-36-3 for the year.
  • Home underdogs, usually a reliable bet, are only covering 48% of the time.
  • Teams receiving a 75% majority of the picks are covering 64% of the time. That winning percentage would be good enough for a Top 20 position in the standings.
  • Alabama and Notre Dame tied as the most popular pick. Bama won and covered. ND lost outright.
  • Kansas and ND were the two most popular locks. Kansas killed Central Florida. See above for ND.
  • Only four underdogs received more interest than the favorite: OU, WSU, Kentucky and Wyoming. OU and Wyoming covered. WSU and Kentucky did not.
  • For the first time this year, a favored team was not even locked once: Fresno State.
  • Home favorites were 4-1-1 ATS.
  • Despite having a losing lock record, Herbert Grover sits atop the PP6 standings.
  • Only 21 points separate 1st from 7th.
  • Iven Stevenson is a cool 10-25-1 for the year. Mirror his record and he’d be in 2nd place.
  • 13 people have a perfect 6-0 lock record. Russell Kent is the only one of the 13 with a losing overall record.
  • 4 people have a lock record of 0-6.

WEEK FIVE RESULTS

  • WEEK FIVE WINNER:  Ryan Kotek.  Only five people went 6-0 this week.  There weren’t a ton of bonus points to come by this week, but Ryan found the most. He also now finds himself in 27th place overall.
  • The group and lock winning percentages were solid  52.0% and 50.1%, respectively.
  • For the 3rd time in five weeks, the scoring average was over 60 points.
  • Despite it being a pretty good week, we had 6 people go 0-6.
  • The favored teams had another great week: 9-5-1. Over the last two weeks, they are 20-8-2.
  • The most popular pick of the week, Georgia, failed to cover the spread against Auburn.
  • The most popular game of the week was Notre Dame vs Duke. In the closing seconds of the game, ND scored a td and a 2 point conversion to cover the spread and win the game.
  • The least popular game was NC State vs Louisville. I guess it is fitting that it ended in a push.
  • The group majority went with the underdog in five games. Of the five, BYU was the only team to cover.
  • For the second straight week, only four games earned bonus points.
  • It’s staying pretty tight atop the leaderboard. Only 28 points separate 1st from 5th. Through five week last year, the gap was 78 points.
  • 18 people are a perfect 5-0 on their locks. Of those, Russell Kent has the worst overall record at 12-17-1.
  • 8 people are 0-5.