Discussion in 'On The Field' started by militaryhorn, Sep 3, 2023.
Here are the overall season results for the weekly score prediction contest.
Here are the results from Week 1 against Rice
My prediction sucked and was way too optimistic for this team. I will be more "conservative" vs bama
I agree. I knew after first qtr I was in trouble
WE are so smart. How did we get so duped?
^^^ my excuse, I was drunk on the orange kool-aid!
It might have fermented over the long off season. Did it just sit on your shelf after that Alamo Bowl..without refrigeration?
I was pleasantly surprised to see Texas score 37. No way was Sark going to show Saban anything - and he didn't. Now let's hope he did and the "real offense" shows up Saturday.
Militaryhorn, I missed the rules. I understand through the MOV column (the margin of victory), but how are the final two columns calculated? How much is picking the correct winner worth?
^ Yes I would also like a refresher on how scoring is done if you don't mind @militaryhorn - thanks
The Total Points is calculated like this: Point Dif + (predicted Total Score - Actual Score) + (predicted MOV - Actual MOV) = Total Points. I can post the excel spreadsheet cell information for this if you want. A perfect prediction will yield 0 points for Total Points and the goal is to have the lowest point total.
You get 10 points for 1st place for the week, 9 points for 2nd and so on. If more than one person has the same Total Points, then they get the same amount of points based on what place they are in. Look to the far left under Rank column and you will see to what i am referring to.
Then a point is added for picking the correct winner. So, if you achieve 1st place and pick the correct winner then you receive 11 points for the week, which is the max points you can receive for the week.
Did this answer your question?
You’re penalized for picking the correct winner?
Picking the winner is separate from the Total Points. That is only figured in for how many points you receive for the week. It allows you to get points without placing in the top 10.
Thank you. I understand it now.
The goal is to get the fewest points possible in the second to last column “Total Points” and the most points in the last column “Weekly Pt. Total”. Assuming there are 14 games in a season (conference championship game and bowl game), then the max score possible in the last column (Weekly Pt. Total) is 154 points (14x11): 14 weeks of being in 1st place.
I’d do much better if I knew what I was doing!
my score was 45-7 not 56-7
I corrected it, thanks
In theory, yes. But if you can get a perfect score every week then you need to be planted in Vegas.
Here are the results of the Alabama game.
well, at least I wasn't on the bottom
Heck Poms I didn’t even get listed, that’s how bad mine was.
Did you have a prediction? If so, I will go back and update.
3-0 them. But hey, I could have dreamed it.
Military, I picked Texas to win 24-20. You have my score reversed
Corrected it but didn't upload a corrected results on here.
Here are the results of the Wyoming game
Be it my high school transcript, college transcript, or the Hornfans weekly game prediction results, my comfort zone and permanent home is in the 4th percentile.
"Stay stupid, they expect less out of you that way"
I like “play stupid …….” better.
Here are the week 4 results against the Baylor Bears.
If Baylor scores a touch right there at the end, it matches my prediction exactly. Oh well, I'm happy.