The national spotlight is to The Ohio State University as salt is to a slug.
Garrett and Griftdrift are tied for the overall lead after Garrett’s strong showing this week. Griftdrift’s slow-and-steady/voodoo approach has been good for accumulating points, but those contemplating following his lead may want to consider this: if the contest ended here Garrett would be declared the winner since he has won a week and Griftdrift hasn’t. Rules are tricky like that.
If you didn’t follow the comments thread last week, you may have missed this addition to the rules: players are now allowed to wager points with each other.
Example: Tony bets 1 point with Archibald that Archibald doesn’t score at least 10 points overall. If Archibald scores 10, a point is docked from Tony’s score and added to Archibald’s score. If Archibald scores 9, a point is docked from his total and added to Tony’s score.
Obviously, both players must consent to a bet.
There are a lot of scenarios where I could imagine this being abused, but I’m going to allow it for now just to see how it shakes out. And because the abuse might actually be the fun part. I reserve the right to change my mind later.
The full results spreadsheet for week 3 is here. If you find an error, let me know and I’ll adjust the results.
The full overall standings with week-by-week scores can be found here.
Week 4 schedule
|8:30 PM ET||West Virginia (22) at Colorado||West Virginia by 3|
|12:00 PM ET||Troy at Ohio State (14)||Ohio State by 20.5|
|12:00 PM ET||Temple at Penn State (15)||Penn State by 28|
|12:00 PM ET||East Carolina (17) at N.C. State||East Carolina by 7.5|
|12:30 PM ET||Alabama (13) at Arkansas||Alabama by 9.5|
|2:00 PM ET||Buffalo at Missouri (6)||Missouri by 34|
|3:00 PM ET||Wyoming at Brigham Young (11)||Brigham Young by 27|
|3:30 PM ET||Florida (4) at Tennessee||Florida by 7|
|3:30 PM ET||Boise State at Oregon (12)||Oregon by 12|
|4:00 PM ET||Utah (20) at Air Force||Utah by 7|
|5:00 PM ET||South Florida (16) at Florida International||South Florida by 28|
|7:00 PM ET||Rice at Texas (7)||Texas by 30.5|
|7:00 PM ET||Wake Forest (18) at Florida State (25)||Florida State by 4|
|7:45 PM ET||LSU (6) at Auburn (9)||LSU by 3|
|8:00 PM ET||Georgia (2) at Arizona State (24)||Georgia by 6.5|
Game of the Week
Georgia (3) at Arizona State (24).
You, Georgia Bulldog fan, may have wondered at some point what ingredient is missing from the national superpower secret sauce Mark Richt has been trying to brew in Athens, aside from a mythical national championship. Look no further than this fact: the Bulldogs have not played a regular season game outside the South since 1965.
It’s hard for a team to enter discussion among the latté-sipping liberal media in Bristol, Connecticut if it doesn’t swing by their Starbucks occasionally.
Thank Vince Dooley for this long history of lackluster out-of-conference scheduling. Fortunately for you, it appears Richt and the current administration possess an understanding of this phonomena which predeccessors lacked. Arizona State is the first of what I’m told will be several demonstrations of this new-found fount of knowledge.
How to enter your picks
You read the rules, right?
The short version:
- You’re picking which teams won’t cover their spread. You must choose at least one team not to cover unless there is only one game being played that week.
- You’re also entering a predicted score for the Game of the Week, which cannot be the same as a predicted score another player enters.
Florida and Clemson don’t cover. Alabama wins the GOTW 19-14.
If I entered that, that means I think Florida and Clemson either would lose or not cover their spreads, and you then wouldn’t be able to predict a 19-14 win for Alabama.