Five matchups will be chosen by the league commissioner each week of the College Football regular season. Each entry will choose who they think will win each game. Each entry will also assign a Confidence Value (CV) for each matchup, from 1 to 5, based on how confident you are in choosing the winner correctly, but you may only choose one unique CV for each game each week.
1.) If you choose the winner correctly, you will receive the CV points that you assigned for that game.
2.) Incorrect selections score zero points for that game.
Example: LSU vs Alabama: You are extremely confident that LSU will win the game so you choose LSU and assign a point value for that game of 10 points. If LSU wins, you receive 10 points towards your overall point total. If LSU loses, you receive zero points. The other games follow the same format.
See "Points Distribution" section below for how much the point values are for each game
Choose a Confidence Value for each game based on how confident you are of your selection winning the game. Below is the breakdown for each week:
RANKED TEAM VS RANKED TEAM
5 points: Most Confident
4 points: 2nd Most Confident
3 points- 3rd Most Confident
2 points: 4th Most Confident
1 point: Least Confident
NOTE: You must use each Confidence Value only once and you cannot use the same points value twice in the same week.
The commish will choose the best matchups of the top ranked teams in the country each week using a combination of rankings lists to come up with an impartial set of matchups using the following criteria.
1) Ranked Team vs Ranked Team: A ranked team is any team in the top 25 for that given week. These matchups are typically the best matchups and will have first priority of being chosen
2) Ranked Team vs Unranked Team: Sometimes this scenerio comes about if you have 2 teams close in the rankings and one of the teams is ranked in the Top 25 and the other is not. Example: #24 Penn State vs #26 Nebraska
3) Unranked Team vs Unranked Team: These teams will need to be close to 25th in the rankings and close to each other in the rankings in order to be considered. Example: #27 Notre Dame vs #31 Michigan
NOTE: If there are no good matchups of the top teams, the search for quality matchups will go further down the rankings list. The goal is to make selections challenging for each matchup. For example, #1 Alabama vs #100 Georgia St would not be a good matchup given the almost certainty of a lopsided game.
The entry that accumulates the most points after all games are complete at the end of the season will be declared the College Football League champion.
Tiebreaker: Of the entries tied, the entry that has the highest number of correct picks will be declared the winner.
If the tiebreaker does not determine a winner, the payout will be split among the tied entries.
To increase your chances of winning, you may play as many times as you wish. Each entry will be scored separately.
You will need to signup before you can make selections online. Click "signup" at the top of this page to get to the signup page.
PLAYED LAST YEAR?: If you played last year, please be looking for an email from the commish with instructions on how to renew your entries for the upcoming season. If you wish to use a different account than last year, you will need to signup as a new player.
If you wish to play in both the Full Bracket pool and the Sweet 16 pool, you only need to sign up once.
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2.) Online Payment: More information on how to pay this way will also be provided in the confirmation email you receive after signing up.
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Each pick must be accompanied by a confidence value for each game. If you do not have both for each game, the system should reject your selections until they are correct. However, here is the procedure for how it will be handled should these situations happen to get accepted.
Made Pick/No Confidence Value: If your team wins, you will be awarded a correct pick for that game and the lowest confidence value option for that game or not already selected will be added to your overall score. If your team loses, it will be considered an incorrect pick and you will score zero points for that game.
Made Confidence Value/No Pick: It will be considered an incorrect pick and you will score zero points for that game.
No Confidence Value/No Pick: It will be considered an incorrect pick and you will score zero points for that game.
Please make sure you get your selections/confidence values in by each deadline.
You can make your selections anytime before the scheduled kickoff time of that game and may be changed at anytime prior to the regularly scheduled kickoff time for that game. Once the deadline has passed for a game, your pick/confidence value is locked in for that game. If you haven't made a pick by the deadline, you're out of luck.
PICKS POSTED BY COMMISH: If you need help making your selections or are having computer problems, please contact the commish with your selection before the deadline and he will make it for you.
WHEN ARE SELECTIONS POSTED: Selections are posted shortly after the deadline of each game start.
WHEN ARE RESULTS POSTED: Results are posted shortly following each game.