2009 FBS Bowls Pool Game

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2009 FBS Bowls Pool Game

Post by Marianne » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:22 pm

In Hostrauser’s absence, I’ve decided to throw a pool together for the FBS Bowl Games. I’m sorry for the short notice, but I really didn’t realize time had gone by so quickly. For that reason, the first deadline only covers a few games, in order to give players a bit of breathing room to make picks. So even if people miss the first set of games, there’s still a reasonable amount of time to get ready and start picking and not lose out too much if you still want to jump in and play.

After the Game Open Announcement is posted, please post your picks indicating the Deadline group you are posting under. You’d probably make it a lot easier on me if you copy/paste each group with the bowl game name and opponents, and then just delete the team you aren’t picking to win. Please post them as I listed them. For instance, if you post “Lions, Tigers or Bears” I’m gonna have a hard time knowing who you’ve picked, since I’m not as keen on all the college teams mascots as I am in the NFL.


SCORING
I’ll be using the same scoring format as in the NFL pool, where at the end you get score based on the percentage of points you earned versus the total available points to earn.

Each correctly picked game will be worth 40 points, with the exception of the following:
Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl, and Fiesta Bowl are worth 50 points if picked correctly. The BCS Championship game is worth 75 points if picked correctly.

Bonus Questions are scored as follows:
Point Spread guesses are worth 10 points maximum, minus the variance of your guess from the actual point spread of each game.
Final Total Points are worth 15 points maximum, minus the variance of your guess from the actual points scored in each game.



Deadline Clarification
For each deadline, you have up until Midnight Pacific time to get your picks in on that given day. Please also take note that the Bonus Questions are broken down into two deadlines too.

Official Game Open Announcement to follow:
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Game Open

Post by Marianne » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:32 pm

The Game is Now Open For Picks

Deadline 1: 12/18/09
New Mexico: Wyoming vs. Fresno State
St. Petersburg: Rutgers vs. UCF
New Orleans: Middle Tennessee State vs. Southern Miss

Deadline 2: 12/21/09
MAACO Las Vegas: Oregon State vs. BYU
Poinsettia: Utah vs. California
Hawaii: Nevada vs. SMU
Emerald: Boston College vs. USC
Meineke Car Care: North Carolina vs. Pittsburgh
Little Caesars: Ohio vs. Marshall

Deadline 3: 12/26/09
Music City: Kentucky vs. Clemson
Independence: Texas A&M vs. Georgia
Champs Sports: Miami (FL) vs. Wisconsin
EagleBank: UCLA vs. Temple

Deadline 4: 12/29/09
Holiday: Nebraska vs. Arizona
Humanitarian: Idaho vs. Bowling Green
Texas: Missouri vs. Navy
Armed Forces: Air Force vs. Houston
Sun: Stanford vs. Oklahoma
Insight: Minnesota vs. Iowa State
Chick-fil-A: Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee

Deadline 5: 12/31/09
Outback: Northwestern vs. Auburn
Capital One: Penn State vs. LSU
Gator: West Virginia vs. Florida State
Rose: Oregon vs. Ohio State
Sugar: Florida vs. Cincinnati
Cotton: Oklahoma State vs. Mississippi
Liberty: East Carolina vs. Arkansas
International: South Florida vs. Northern Illinois
Papajohns.com: Connecticut vs. South Carolina
Alamo: Texas Tech vs. Michigan State

Deadline 6: 1/3/10
Fiesta: TCU vs. Boise State
Orange: Georgia Tech vs. Iowa
GMAC: Central Michigan vs. Troy
BCS National Championship: Texas vs. Alabama

Bonus Questions Group A: Deadline 12/31/09
1. Point Spread for Rose Bowl
2. Final Total Points for Rose Bowl
3. Point Spread for Sugar Bowl
4. Final Total Points for Sugar Bowl

Bonus Questions Group B: Deadline 1/3/10
5. Point Spread for Orange Bowl
6. Final Total Points for Orange Bowl
7. Point Spread for Fiesta Bowl
8. Final Total Points for Fiesta Bowl
9. Point Spread for BCS Championship
10. Final Total points for BCS Championship
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Re: 2009 FBS Bowls Pool Game

Post by Jazzman » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:41 pm

I just went through all of these for another pool earlier today, so here goes nothing...

Deadline 1: 12/18/09
New Mexico: Wyoming vs. Fresno State
St. Petersburg: Rutgers vs. UCF
New Orleans: Middle Tennessee State vs. Southern Miss

Deadline 2: 12/21/09
MAACO Las Vegas: Oregon State vs. BYU
Poinsettia: Utah vs. California
Hawaii: Nevada vs. SMU
Emerald: Boston College vs. USC
Meineke Car Care: North Carolina vs. Pittsburgh
Little Caesars: Ohio vs. Marshall

Deadline 3: 12/26/09
Music City: Kentucky vs. Clemson
Independence: Texas A&M vs. Georgia
Champs Sports: Miami (FL) vs. Wisconsin
EagleBank: UCLA vs. Temple

Deadline 4: 12/29/09
Holiday: Nebraska vs. Arizona
Humanitarian: Idaho vs. Bowling Green
Texas: Missouri vs. Navy
Armed Forces: Air Force vs. Houston
Sun: Stanford vs. Oklahoma
Insight: Minnesota vs. Iowa State
Chick-fil-A: Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee

Deadline 5: 12/31/09
Outback: Northwestern vs. Auburn
Capital One: Penn State vs. LSU
Gator: West Virginia vs. Florida State
Rose: Oregon vs. Ohio State
Sugar: Florida vs. Cincinnati
Cotton: Oklahoma State vs. Mississippi
Liberty: East Carolina vs. Arkansas
International: South Florida vs. Northern Illinois
Papajohns.com: Connecticut vs. South Carolina
Alamo: Texas Tech vs. Michigan State

Deadline 6: 1/3/10
Fiesta: TCU vs. Boise State
Orange: Georgia Tech vs. Iowa
GMAC: Central Michigan vs. Troy
BCS National Championship: Texas vs. Alabama

Bonus Questions Group A: Deadline 12/31/09
1. Point Spread for Rose Bowl 6
2. Final Total Points for Rose Bowl 48
3. Point Spread for Sugar Bowl 13
4. Final Total Points for Sugar Bowl 55

Bonus Questions Group B: Deadline 1/3/10
5. Point Spread for Orange Bowl 4
6. Final Total Points for Orange Bowl 52
7. Point Spread for Fiesta Bowl 7
8. Final Total Points for Fiesta Bowl 55
9. Point Spread for BCS Championship 6
10. Final Total points for BCS Championship 48
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Re: 2009 FBS Bowls Pool Game

Post by chadwick » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:53 am

I'm in!

Deadline 1: 12/18/09
New Mexico: Fresno State
St. Petersburg: UCF
New Orleans: Middle Tennessee State

Deadline 2: 12/21/09
MAACO Las Vegas: BYU
Poinsettia: Utah
Hawaii: Nevada
Emerald: Boston College
Meineke Car Care: Pittsburgh
Little Caesars: Ohio

Deadline 3: 12/26/09
Music City: Clemson
Independence: Georgia
Champs Sports: Wisconsin
EagleBank: Temple (this sounds more like a basketball matchup)

Deadline 4: 12/29/09
Holiday: Nebraska
Humanitarian: Bowling Green
Texas: Missouri
Armed Forces: Houston
Sun: Oklahoma
Insight: Minnesota
Chick-fil-A: Virginia Tech

Deadline 5: 12/31/09
Outback: Auburn
Capital One: LSU
Gator: West Virginia
Rose: Oregon
Sugar: Cincinnati (Probably won't happen...but I just want to see Tebow cry again :cry: )
Cotton: Mississippi
Liberty: Arkansas
International: South Florida
Papajohns.com: Connecticut
Alamo: Texas Tech

Deadline 6: 1/3/10
Fiesta: Boise State
Orange: Iowa
GMAC: Central Michigan
BCS National Championship: Texas

Bonus Questions Group A: Deadline 12/31/09
1. Point Spread for Rose Bowl 13
2. Final Total Points for Rose Bowl 62
3. Point Spread for Sugar Bowl 6
4. Final Total Points for Sugar Bowl 52

Bonus Questions Group B: Deadline 1/3/10
5. Point Spread for Orange Bowl 17
6. Final Total Points for Orange Bowl 38
7. Point Spread for Fiesta Bowl 12
8. Final Total Points for Fiesta Bowl 68
9. Point Spread for BCS Championship 10
10. Final Total points for BCS Championship 42

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Re: 2009 FBS Bowls Pool Game

Post by cavies79 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:13 pm

Deadline 1: 12/18/09
New Mexico: Fresno State
St. Petersburg: UCF
New Orleans: Southern Miss

These are all guesses.
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My Picks

Post by Marianne » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:29 pm

Deadline 1: 12/18/09
New Mexico: Fresno State
St. Petersburg: Rutgers
New Orleans: Southern Miss
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Deadline #1 Closed

Post by Marianne » Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:36 am

DEADLIINE 1 CLOSED


DEADLINES 2-6 AND THE BONUS QUESTIONS STILL OPEN
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Post by Marianne » Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:38 am

Deadline 2: 12/21/09
MAACO Las Vegas: Oregon State
Poinsettia: Utah
Hawaii: Nevada
Emerald:. USC
Meineke Car Care: North Carolina
Little Caesars: Ohio

Deadline 3: 12/26/09
Music City: Clemson
Independence: Georgia
Champs Sports: Miami (FL)
EagleBank: Temple

Deadline 4: 12/29/09
Holiday: Arizona
Humanitarian: Idaho
Texas: Missouri
Armed Forces: Air Force
Sun: Oklahoma
Insight: Minnesota
Chick-fil-A: Virginia Tech

Deadline 5: 12/31/09
Outback: Auburn
Capital One: LSU
Gator: Florida State
Rose: Oregon
Sugar: Florida
Cotton: Oklahoma State
Liberty: Arkansas
International: South Florida
Papajohns.com: Connecticut
Alamo: Texas Tech

Deadline 6: 1/3/10
Fiesta: Boise State
Orange: Iowa
GMAC: Central Michigan
BCS National Championship: Alabama

Bonus Questions Group A: Deadline 12/31/09
1. 3
2. 51
3. 10
4. 58

Bonus Questions Group B: Deadline 1/3/10
5. 5
6. 51
7. 6
8. 62
9. 6
10. 48
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Re: 2009 FBS Bowls Pool Game

Post by cavies79 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:58 am

Deadline 2: 12/21/09
MAACO Las Vegas: Oregon State
Poinsettia: California
Hawaii: Nevada
Emerald: USC
Meineke Car Care: Pittsburgh
Little Caesars: Marshall
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Deadline #2 Closed

Post by Marianne » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:27 am

DEADLIINE 2 CLOSED


DEADLINES 3-6 AND THE BONUS QUESTIONS STILL OPEN
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Re: 2009 FBS Bowls Pool Game

Post by cavies79 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:01 am

Deadline 3: 12/26/09
Music City: Kentucky
Independence: Georgia
Champs Sports: Miami (FL)
EagleBank: Temple
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Re: 2009 FBS Bowls Pool Game

Post by Jazzman » Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:32 am

Well, so far I'm off to an 0-4 start. To paraphrase a favorite saying of mine, "You gotta lose the first ones if you're gonna lose them all!"
:blast: :shock:
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Re: 2009 FBS Bowls Pool Game

Post by cavies79 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:38 pm

Deadline 4: 12/29/09
Holiday: Nebraska
Humanitarian: Idaho
Texas: Navy
Armed Forces: Houston
Sun: Stanford
Insight: Iowa State
Chick-fil-A: Virginia Tech
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DEADLINE #3 CLOSED

Post by Marianne » Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:09 am

DEADLIINE 3 CLOSED


DEADLINES 4-6 AND THE BONUS QUESTIONS STILL OPEN
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Re: 2009 FBS Bowls Pool Game

Post by cavies79 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:14 pm

Deadline 5: 12/31/09
Outback: Northwestern
Capital One: Penn State
Gator: Florida State
Rose: Ohio State
Sugar: Florida
Cotton: Oklahoma State
Liberty: Arkansas
International: South Florida
Papajohns.com: South Carolina
Alamo: Michigan State

Deadline 6: 1/3/10
Fiesta: TCU
Orange:Iowa
GMAC: Central Michigan
BCS National Championship: Texas

Bonus Questions Group A: Deadline 12/31/09
1. 14
2. 42
3. 21
4. 56

Bonus Questions Group B: Deadline 1/3/10
5. 7
6. 28
7. 14
8. 44
9. 7
10. 42
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