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2011-2012 FBS Bowls Pool Game

Post by Marianne » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:21 am

I thought we’d give this a try this year. I never got the chance to put a game together last year in time. At least this time I’m a little ahead of things!

After the Game Open Announcement is posted, please post your picks indicating the Deadline group you are posting under, and please also list the game#. This will make it a lot easier on me to enter picks, especially with so many games to enter.

SCORING:
I’ll be using the same scoring format as in the NFL pool, where at the end you get a 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 15 points maximum, minus the variance of your guess from the actual point spread of each game.
Final Total Points are worth 25 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.

For your convenience, I’ll list the dates of each game in the listing, but remember the deadline for each game is the deadline for the group of games posted, not the date the game is played.

Please feel free to ask any questions I haven’t made clear.

Happy Playing!!
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Game Open

Post by Marianne » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:37 am

GAME OPEN

DEADLINE #1: DECEMBER 17, 2011
1. New Mexico: (12/17/2011) Wyoming Cowboys vs Temple Owls
2. Famous Idaho Potato: (12/17/2011) Utah State Aggies vs Ohio Bobcats
3. New Orleans: (12/17/2011) Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns vs San Diego State Aztecs
4. Beef 'O' Brady's: (12/20/2011) FIU Golden Panthers vs Marshall Thundering Herd
5. Poinsettia: (12/21/2011) TCU Horned Frogs vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
6. MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: (12/22/2011) Boise State Broncos vs Arizona State Sun Devils
7. Hawaii: (12/24/2011) Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Nevada Wolf Pack


DEADLINE #2: DECEMBER 26, 2011
8. Independence: (12/26/2011) Missouri Tigers vs North Carolina Tar Heels
9. Little Caesars Pizza: (12/27/2011) Western Michigan Broncos vs Purdue Boilermakers
10. Belk: (12/27/2011) Louisville Cardinals vs N.C. State Wolfpack
11. Military Bowl: (12/28/2011) Toledo Rockets vs Air Force Falcons
12. Holiday: (12/28/2011) Texas Longhorns vs California Golden Bears
13. Champs Sports: (12/29/2011) Florida State Seminoles vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
14. Alamo: (12/29/2011) Baylor Bears vs Washington Huskies


DEADLINE #3: DECEMBER 30, 2011
15. Armed Forces: (12/30/2011) Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs BYU Cougars
16. Pinstripe: (12/30/2011) Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Iowa State Cyclones
17. Music City: (12/30/2011) Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
18. Insight: (12/30/2011) Iowa Hawkeyes vs Oklahoma Sooners
19. Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: (12/31/2011) Northwestern Wildcats vs Texas A&M Aggies
20. Sun: (12/31/2011) Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Utah Utes
21. Liberty: (12/31/2011) Vanderbilt Commodores vs Cincinnati Bearcats
22. Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: (12/31/2011) UCLA Bruins vs Illinois Fighting Illini
23. Chick-fil-A: (12/31/2011) Virginia Cavaliers vs Auburn Tigers


DEADLINE #4: JANUARY 2, 2012
24. TicketCity Bowl: (1/2/2012) Penn State Nittany Lions vs Houston Cougars
25. Outback: (1/2/2012) Georgia Bulldogs vs Michigan State Spartans
26. Capital One: (1/2/2012) Nebraska Cornhuskers vs South Carolina Gamecocks
27. Gator: (1/2/2012) Ohio State Buckeyes vs Florida Gators
28. Rose: (1/2/2012) Wisconsin Badgers vs Oregon Ducks
29. Fiesta: (1/2/2012) Stanford Cardinal vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
30. Sugar: (1/3/2012) Michigan Wolverines vs Virginia Tech Hokies
31. Orange: (1/4/2012) West Virginia Mountaineers vs Clemson Tigers



DEADLINE #5: JANUARY 6, 2012
32. Cotton: (1/6/2012) Arkansas Razorbacks vs Kansas State Wildcats
33. BBVA Compass Bowl: ( 1/7/2012) Pittsburgh Panthers vs SMU Mustangs
34. GoDaddy.com: (1/8/2012) Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Northern Illinois Huskies
35. BCS Championship: (1/9/2012) Alabama Crimson Tide vs LSU Tigers



Bonus Questions Deadline #1: January 2, 2012
BQ1: Rose Bowl: Point Spread
BQ2: Rose Bowl: Final Total Points
BQ3: Fiesta Bowl: Point Spread
BQ4: Fiesta Bowl: Final Total Points
BQ5: Sugar Bowl: Point Spread
BQ6: Sugar Bowl: Final Total Points
BQ7: Orange Bowl: Point Spread
BQ8: Orange Bowl: Final Total Points

Bonus Questions Deadline #2: January 6, 2012
BQ9: BSC Championship: Point Spread
BQ10: BSC Championship: Final Total Points
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Re: 2011-2012 FBS Bowls Pool Game

Post by chadwick » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:00 pm

DEADLINE #1: DECEMBER 17, 2011
1. New Mexico: (12/17/2011) Wyoming Cowboys vs Temple Owls
2. Famous Idaho Potato: (12/17/2011) Utah State Aggies vs Ohio Bobcats
3. New Orleans: (12/17/2011) Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns vs San Diego State Aztecs
4. Beef 'O' Brady's: (12/20/2011) FIU Golden Panthers vs Marshall Thundering Herd
5. Poinsettia: (12/21/2011) TCU Horned Frogs vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
6. MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: (12/22/2011) Boise State Broncos vs Arizona State Sun Devils
7. Hawaii: (12/24/2011) Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Nevada Wolf Pack

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Re: 2011-2012 FBS Bowls Pool Game

Post by GWFrog » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:25 pm

Howdy!

Marianne thinks we don't get enough abuse with the NFL pool... :hmrd:

There are so many bowl games...
That not only is UCLA in one with a 6-7 record... :shades:
But the site won't let me do them all in one shot... :hmr:

PART I:
1. New Mexico: (12/17/2011) Wyoming Cowboys vs Temple Owls
2. Famous Idaho Potato: (12/17/2011) Utah State Aggies vs Ohio Bobcats
3. New Orleans: (12/17/2011) Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns vs San Diego State Aztecs
4. Beef 'O' Brady's: (12/20/2011) FIU Golden Panthers vs Marshall Thundering Herd
5. Poinsettia: (12/21/2011) TCU Horned Frogs vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
6. MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: (12/22/2011) Boise State Broncos vs Arizona State Sun Devils
7. Hawaii: (12/24/2011) Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Nevada Wolf Pack
8. Independence: (12/26/2011) Missouri Tigers vs North Carolina Tar Heels
9. Little Caesars Pizza: (12/27/2011) Western Michigan Broncos vs Purdue Boilermakers
10. What's a Belk?: (12/27/2011) Louisville Cardinals vs N.C. State Wolfpack
11. Military Bowl: (12/28/2011) Toledo Rockets vs Air Force Falcons
12. Holiday: (12/28/2011) Texas Longhorns vs California Golden Bears
13. Champs Sports Chumps: (12/29/2011) Florida State Seminoles vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
14. Alamo: (12/29/2011) Baylor Bears vs Washington Huskies


'Til later...
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Re: 2011-2012 FBS Bowls Pool Game

Post by GWFrog » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:35 pm

Howdy!

PART II:
15. Armed Forces: (12/30/2011) Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs BYU Cougars
16. Pinstripe: (12/30/2011) Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Iowa State Cyclones
17. Music City: (12/30/2011) Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
18. Insight: (12/30/2011) Iowa Hawkeyes vs Oklahoma Sooners
19. Meineke Car Care Bowl of Mediocrity in Texas: (12/31/2011) Northwestern Wildcats vs Texas A&M Aggies
20. Sun: (12/31/2011) Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Utah Utes
21. Liberty: (12/31/2011) Vanderbilt Commodores vs Cincinnati Bearcats
22. Kraft Strictly From Hunger Bowl: (12/31/2011) UCLA Bruins vs Illinois Fighting Illini (aka: Both Coaches Have Already Been Fired Bowl)
23. Chick-fil-A: (12/31/2011) Virginia Cavaliers vs Auburn Tigers
24. TicketCity Bowl: (1/2/2012) Penn State Nittany Lions vs Houston Cougars
25. Outback: (1/2/2012) Georgia Bulldogs vs Michigan State Spartans
26. Capital One: (1/2/2012) Nebraska Cornhuskers vs South Carolina Gamecocks
27. Gator: (1/2/2012) Ohio State Buckeyes vs Florida Gators
28. Rose: (1/2/2012) Wisconsin Badgers vs Oregon Ducks
29. Fiesta: (1/2/2012) Stanford Cardinal vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
30. Sugar: (1/3/2012) Michigan Wolverines vs Virginia Tech Hokies
31. Orange: (1/4/2012) West Virginia Mountaineers vs Clemson Tigers


'Til later...
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Re: 2011-2012 FBS Bowls Pool Game

Post by GWFrog » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:46 pm

Howdy!

PART III:
32. Cotton: (1/6/2012) Arkansas Razorbacks vs Kansas State Wildcats
33. BBVA Compass Bowl: ( 1/7/2012) Pittsburgh Panthers vs SMU Mustangs
34. GoDaddy.com: (1/8/2012) Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Northern Illinois Huskies
35. BCS Championship: (1/9/2012) Alabama Crimson Tide vs LSU Tigers


BQ1: Rose Bowl: Point Spread 7
BQ2: Rose Bowl: Final Total Points 105
BQ3: Fiesta Bowl: Point Spread 10
BQ4: Fiesta Bowl: Final Total Points 52
BQ5: Sugar Bowl: Point Spread 17
BQ6: Sugar Bowl: Final Total Points 45
BQ7: Orange Bowl: Point Spread 7
BQ8: Orange Bowl: Final Total Points 41
BQ9: BSC Championship: Point Spread 3
BQ10: BSC Championship: Final Total Points 41

The question is not: How do teams get in with only 6 wins? ? ? :shades:
The question is: How do four bowls have two of them? ? ? :pick:
The an$wer, of cour$e, i$ obviou$...


'Til later...
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My picks under Deadline #1

Post by Marianne » Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:10 pm

1. New Mexico: Temple Owls
2. Famous Idaho Potato: Ohio Bobcats
3. New Orleans: San Diego State Aztecs
4. Beef 'O' Brady's: FIU Golden Panthers
5. Poinsettia: TCU Horned Frogs
6. MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Boise State Broncos
7. Hawaii: Nevada Wolf Pack
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Re: 2011-2012 FBS Bowls Pool Game

Post by chadwick » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:59 am

DEADLINE #2: DECEMBER 26, 2011
8. Independence: (12/26/2011) Missouri Tigers vs
9. Little Caesars Pizza: (12/27/2011) Western Michigan Broncos vs
10. Belk: (12/27/2011) Louisville Cardinals vs N.C. State Wolfpack
11. Military Bowl: (12/28/2011) Toledo Rockets vs Air Force Falcons
12. Holiday: (12/28/2011) Texas Longhorns vs California Golden Bears
13. Champs Sports: (12/29/2011) Florida State Seminoles vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
14. Alamo: (12/29/2011) Baylor Bears vs Washington Huskies


DEADLINE #3: DECEMBER 30, 2011
15. Armed Forces: (12/30/2011) Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs BYU Cougars
16. Pinstripe: (12/30/2011) Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs
17. Music City: (12/30/2011) Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs
18. Insight: (12/30/2011) Iowa Hawkeyes vs Oklahoma Sooners
19. Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: (12/31/2011) Northwestern Wildcats vs Texas A&M Aggies
20. Sun: (12/31/2011) Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs
21. Liberty: (12/31/2011) Vanderbilt Commodores vs
22. Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: (12/31/2011) UCLA Bruins vs
23. Chick-fil-A: (12/31/2011) Virginia Cavaliers vs Auburn Tigers

DEADLINE #4: JANUARY 2, 2012
24. TicketCity Bowl: (1/2/2012) Penn State Nittany Lions vs
25. Outback: (1/2/2012) Georgia Bulldogs vs Michigan State Spartans
26. Capital One: (1/2/2012) Nebraska Cornhuskers vs
27. Gator: (1/2/2012) Ohio State Buckeyes vs Florida Gators
28. Rose: (1/2/2012) Wisconsin Badgers vs Oregon Ducks
29. Fiesta: (1/2/2012) Stanford Cardinal vs Oklahoma State
30. Sugar: (1/3/2012) Michigan Wolverines vs
31. Orange: (1/4/2012) West Virginia Mountaineers vs Clemson Tigers


DEADLINE #5: JANUARY 6, 2012
32. Cotton: (1/6/2012) Arkansas Razorbacks
33. BBVA Compass Bowl: ( 1/7/2012) Pittsburgh Panthers
34. GoDaddy.com: (1/8/2012) Northern Illinois Huskies
35. BCS Championship: (1/9/2012) Alabama Crimson Tide



Bonus Questions Deadline #1: January 2, 2012
BQ1: Rose Bowl: Point Spread 14
BQ2: Rose Bowl: Final Total Points 48
BQ3: Fiesta Bowl: Point Spread 9
BQ4: Fiesta Bowl: Final Total Points 56
BQ5: Sugar Bowl: Point Spread 3
BQ6: Sugar Bowl: Final Total Points 32
BQ7: Orange Bowl: Point Spread 17
BQ8: Orange Bowl: Final Total Points 62

Bonus Questions Deadline #2: January 6, 2012
BQ9: BSC Championship: Point Spread 13
BQ10: BSC Championship: Final Total Points 34
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My Deadline #2 Picks

Post by Marianne » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:56 am

8. Independence: Missouri Tigers
9. Little Caesars Pizza: Western Michigan Broncos
10. Belk: Louisville N.C. State Wolfpack
11. Military Bowl: Air Force Falcons
12. Holiday: California Golden Bears
13. Champs Sports: Florida State Seminoles
14. Alamo: Baylor Bears
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Re: 2011-2012 FBS Bowls Pool Game

Post by Marianne » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:53 am

OK, we're missing a couple of people from Deadline #2 on the other two boards. I think everyone is used to my NFL game with the deadlines being kickoff. Even though we're ok here, I'd rather keep the rules the same on all three boards (keeps it easier for me).

So, I guess I'll just go with kickoff on the first game of the day, preferably under the deadline cluster. If I go with game day deadlines with each game, I'm gonna put way too much work for myself trying to keep track of all those deadlines! LOL.
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The Rest of my picks

Post by Marianne » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:46 am

15. Armed Forces: BYU Cougars
16. Pinstripe: Rutgers Scarlet Knights
17. Music City: Mississippi State Bulldogs
18. Insight: Oklahoma Sooners
19. Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Texas A&M Aggies
20. Sun: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
21. Liberty: Cincinnati Bearcats
22. Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Illinois Fighting Illini
23. Chick-fil-A: Auburn Tigers

24. TicketCity Bowl: Houston Cougars
25. Outback: Georgia Bulldogs
26. Capital One: Nebraska Cornhuskers
27. Gator: Florida Gators
28. Rose: Oregon Ducks
29. Fiesta: Oklahoma State Cowboys
30. Sugar: Michigan Wolverines
31. Orange: Clemson Tigers

32. Cotton: Arkansas Razorbacks
33. BBVA Compass Bowl: SMU Mustangs
34. GoDaddy.com: Arkansas State Red Wolves
35. BCS Championship: LSU Tigers


BQ1: Rose Bowl: Point Spread - 10
BQ2: Rose Bowl: Final Total Points - 75
BQ3: Fiesta Bowl: Point Spread - 7
BQ4: Fiesta Bowl: Final Total Points - 72
BQ5: Sugar Bowl: Point Spread - 5
BQ6: Sugar Bowl: Final Total Points - 55
BQ7: Orange Bowl: Point Spread - 7
BQ8: Orange Bowl: Final Total Points - 66
BQ9: BSC Championship: Point Spread - 6
BQ10: BSC Championship: Final Total Points - 45
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Re: 2011-2012 FBS Bowls Pool Game

Post by Marianne » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:35 am

Sorry for the delay in the results. I had some kind of error in the formula on my Excel workbook, and had a heck of a time figuring out where it was. Actually, I had a heck of a time trying to sit down and focus on it to find the error, cause as soon as I started to focus, My Mom and my dog Gidget took turns calling me away from the computer to complete one task after another for them. In fact, it’s taken me over an hour just to type up this little note in Word ) so I can copy/paste it across three boards) cause they keep calling on me. LOL.

Anyway, it would probably behoove you all to double check and make sure you got the score you thought you were getting. If you come across any errors, please don't hesitate to let me know.

You’ll find the recaps to the game here:
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If you get a pop up window asking for a network password, just click on “cancel” and it should open up an Excel workbook for you.

If you don’t have Excel, you can get a free Excel Reader from Microsoft here: Excel Reader


The recaps for all three boards are in the same workbook, with each board having their own tab in the workbook, and a tab for combining all the boards to compare yourselves against the folks from the other boards.

So, on to the results!
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Re: 2011-2012 FBS Bowls Pool Game

Post by Marianne » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:41 am

Here are the results for the FBS Pool Game.

1. 61.791 Marianne
2. 59.403 GWFrog
3. 47.284 chadwick
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