- WEEK FIVE WINNER: Matt Bartholomew. Tough competition for the top spot this week. 16 people went 6-0, an all time Pigskin Pick Six record. Matt led the way with 138 points!
- Only three people went 0-6.
- The group and lock winning percentages were excellent: 59.1% and 68.8%, respectively.
- 112 people scored 100 points or more…another record.
- For the third time this year, the “Majority 6” went 5 -1!
- The OSU vs KSU game was the most popular game of the year (311 picks between the two teams). OSU received most of those picks (267).
- Favorites were 10-5.
- The five most popular picks were all ATS winners.
- 5 underdogs received more interest than the favorites. They were all ATS losers except Ole Miss against Alabama.
- Oklahoma State and Ohio State received a combined 171 lock picks. That represents 36% of the total locks placed last week. Both teams covered.
- Chad Capra is on fire. His worst week was 84 points in Week 4. Stop, Chad. Just stop.
- 36 people still have a perfect lock record! At this point last year, there were only 6.
- 9 people are 0-5.
- Snappalicious is in 155th place. I mention him for no other reason his name being snappalicious.
WEEK THREE RESULTS
- WEEK THREE WINNER: Dale Sheller. Eleven people went 6-0! Dale (128 points) edged out TDowdell83 and Doug Reigle to take home the weekly prize. Its the second time in as many weeks that a newbie has earned the top score. So much for paying your dues.
- Its rare to have 10 or more people go a perfect 6-0. It happened only three times last year.
- Kris K was the only person to go 0-6. Sorry, Kris. The good news is….well, there is no good news.
- The group and lock winning percentages were both great: 59.4% and 65.1%, respectively.
- There were some HUGE pick disparities this week. Seven games had at least a 100-pick disparity between the underdog and favorite. Three games had a greater than 200-pick disparity. In every case, the action was on the side of the favorite.
- 74% of this week’s picks were for the favorites!
- 87.8% of the locks were placed on the favorites!
- Favorites actually had a losing week against the spread (6-8-1), yet the scoring average for the group was 73.7 points. Clearly, the picks for the favorites were loaded heavily in the right spots.
- Nobody locked South Carolina against Alabama. Not one. They covered of course.
- OSU (279 picks) and OU (257 picks) were the two most popular sides. They both covered. In fact, the top 4 most popular picks covered the spread.
- The group majority went with two underdogs: Iowa State and Kansas State. Both teams were ATS winners.
- We had our first push of the year, and it happened in dramatic fashion. Florida scored on a 76 yard TD run with 33 seconds left to push the 8 point spread. Seconds earlier, Kentucky had missed a 35 yard field goal, which would’ve given them a 23-21 lead.
- We have a new PP6 leader. J Thompson is 15-2-1 and has scored at least 105 points every week.
- Corbin Tirey is 2-15-1 and has scored nowhere near 105 points every week.
- 96 people have a 3-0 lock record.
WEEK FOURTEEN AND FINAL RESULTS
Thanks again Kurtis for all your help this year. I could not do this without you. Now, onto the results…
WEEK FOURTEEN RESULTS
- WEEK FOURTEEN WINNER: Rusty Moore. The last hurrah of the year went to Rusty. He ended a disappointing season with a bang by capturing the weekly prize. He beat out four other participants who went 6-0. Interestingly, they all scored 121 points.
- The group winning and lock winning percentages were solid: 50.6% and 50.1%, respectively.
- For the season, the overall winning percentage (49.6%) was slightly better than the lock percentage (48.2%)
- Four people went 6-0.
- The final tally for the season: 6-0 occurred 70. 0-6 occurred 94 times.
- The OU vs Texas rematch was the most popular game, with the picks being pretty evenly distributed. 158 picks for OU. 101 picks for Texas. A called-back kick return secured the cover for the Sooners.
- The next two most popular picks (Alabama and Boise State), failed to cover the spread.
- The group majority went with the underdog in only three games: Akron, California and Pitt. Akron was the only one to cover.
- For the year, the “Majority 6” and Group Majority were exactly .500.
- Generally speaking, it was a pretty average week for the Week 13 Top Ten. Tony Schroeder and Mike Stovall were the only two people to eclipse the 100-point mark, which allowed to people previously outside the Top Ten (Derek Ridgway and Jon Taber) to find their way in.
- Herb Grover and Derek Ridgway only had one 100 point week all year. They are the only two people in the Top Ten without at least two 100 point weeks.
- The gap between 1st and 3rd (55 points) is the same as the gap between 10th and 29th.
- The Lock Race: Cory W captured the “Lock of the Week” Title. He finished 12-2, which was 1 game better than anyone else. There was a four-way tie for second in the lock race. Derek Ridgway, Jon Taber, Christopher McIntosh and Dan Bright all went 11-3. Derek wins the tie breaker by having the most total points.
- On the other end of the spectrum, Doug Reigle and Bart Brewer had 2-12 lock records.
- The Best Finish Award: Richie Howells won the prize with a solid 19-5 record over the final four weeks. He jumped from 192nd after Week 10 to a final position of 19th.
- The Elimination Bracket: Peter Sanborn beat out Steve McLanahan for the title.
WEEK THIRTEEN RESULTS
WEEK THIRTEEN RESULTS
- WEEK THIRTEEN WINNER: Nick Washburn. Three people went 6-0 this week. We also had two people go 6-1 (because of the cancelled game in Week 12). Nick Washburn outscored them all.
- Standard result for the overall winning percentage(45.9%). Poor result for the lock percentage (37.6%).
- We had six people go 0-6, three people go 1-6.
- We also had the incredibly rare 0-7, accomplished by my sister Katherine Taber.
- Another bad week for favored teams. They had a record of 6-9. Favorites have only had a winning record in four weeks.
- The group majority only went with three underdogs: Nebraska, Ohio State and LSU. They all covered the spread.
- The LSU vs Texas A&M was an instant classic. The result of the game and point spread hung in the balance the whole game….the whole game being 7 overtimes and 146 combined points.. A&M won the game, but LSU covered the spread.
- Notre Dame was the most popular pick. USC was covering the spread all game until the Irish scored with 3 minutes to go up 14. USC promptly backdoored the Notre Dame backdoor with a touchdown of their own. 192 people lost a pick because of that touchdown. 56 people lost a lock.
- There were no “maximum bonus” games this week. There has only been one (WSU over Arizona) in the last four weeks.
- Tony Schroeder has a slim lead in the overall standings. The Top 3 are only separated by 8 points. The Top Ten are only separated by 60 points. In the immortal words of Kevin McAllister, “This is it. Don’t get scared now.”
- You have to crack the Top Ten to get in the money. Realistically, anyone within 40 points of 10th has a chance. ie: anyone currently ranked in the Top 20.
- One week left and the lock race is still very much in doubt. Cory W leads with way with an 11-2 record. Tony Juan and Jeff Enkelmann are 1/2 game back at 10-2-1. 10 people are a game back at 10-3.
- Peter Sanborn (currently in 42nd place) will meet Steve McLanahan (currently in 6th place) in the finals of the Elimination Bracket. Unfortunately, one side of the bracket was affected by the cancelled game in Week 12. Jonathan Taber outscored Steve this week 87 to 84, but his score was based on seven picks. His worst six game score would have been 64 points.
- Chad Akers has a comfortable lead for the “Best Finish” award. He leads Tony Juan by 15 and Richie Howells by 30.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.