(DISCLAIMER: This game is for entertainment purposes only. No actual money is being wagered.)
This was the end of the college football regular season, and a lot of you played it like the end round of Double Jeopardy: playing aggressively to accumulate enough points to make a in the finale round. Some of you did quite well at this, while others plummeted to the bottom of the standings.
We start with the big wins and losses of the week:
|andrewpina||Utah -28.0 points over Colorado||Utah 45-15||150.00||WIN||147.06|
|andrewpina||Navy -8.0 points over Houston; Louisiana State -16.5 points over Texas A&M; Hawaii -2.5 points over Army (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Navy 56-41; Louisiana State 50-7; Hawaii 52-31||100.00||WIN||600.00|
|Danj725||Appalachian State -11.0 points over Troy; Clemson -25.0 points over South Carolina; Georgia -28.0 points over Georgia Tech (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Appalachian State 48-13; Clemson 38-3; Georgia 52-7||200.00||WIN||1200.00|
|Defdans||Over 51.5 points in the Bowling Green State-Buffalo game; Virginia Tech +2.5 points over Virginia (WIN,LOSS)||Buffalo 49-7; Virginia 39-30||75.00||LOSS||-75.00|
|Defdans||Cincinnati +12.0 points over Memphis; San Diego State +6.0 points over Brigham Young (WIN,WIN)||Memphis 34-24; San Diego State 13-3||75.00||WIN||195.00|
|dsidwell31||Notre Dame -16.0 points over Stanford; Oregon -18.5 points over Oregon State; Southern Methodist -3.0 points over Tulane (WIN,LOSS,WIN)||Notre Dame 45-24; Oregon 24-10; Southern Methodist 37-20||100.00||LOSS||-100.00|
|dsidwell31||Alabama-Birmingham -3.0 points over North Texas; Oregon -18.5 points over Oregon State; Navy -8.0 points over Houston (WIN,LOSS,WIN)||Alabama-Birmingham 26-21; Oregon 24-10; Navy 56-41||100.00||LOSS||-100.00|
|dsidwell31||Texas A&M +17.5 points over Louisiana State; Over 53.5 points in the Florida State-Florida game; Oklahoma -12.5 points over Oklahoma State (LOSS,WIN,WIN)||Louisiana State 50-7; Florida 40-17; Oklahoma 34-16||50.00||LOSS||-50.00|
|E-dogg42||Virginia Tech -2.5 points over Virginia; Wake Forest -3.5 points over Syracuse; Minnesota +3.0 points over Wisconsin (LOSS,LOSS,LOSS)||Virginia 39-30; Syracuse 39-30; Wisconsin 38-17||207.01||LOSS||-207.01|
|ElliotMoore||Over 62.5 points in the South Florida-Central Florida game; Over 56.0 points in the Cincinnati-Memphis game (LOSS,WIN)||Central Florida 34-7; Memphis 34-24||80.00||LOSS||-80.00|
|ElliotMoore||Over 52.0 points in the Ohio-Akron game; Under 60.5 points in the Western Michigan-Northern Illinois game (WIN,WIN)||Ohio 52-3; Northern Illinois 17-14||70.00||WIN||182.00|
|Gibbsak||Alabama -3.0 points over Auburn; Louisiana State -16.5 points over Texas A&M (LOSS,WIN)||Auburn 48-45; Louisiana State 50-7||150.00||LOSS||-150.00|
|jrjs||Under 53.5 points in the Boston College-Pittsburgh game; Maryland +23.0 points over Michigan State; Notre Dame -14.0 points over Stanford (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Boston College 26-19; Michigan State 19-16; Notre Dame 45-24||24.70||WIN||148.20|
|Lrdnorman||South Florida +1300.0 money line to beat Central Florida||Central Florida 34-7||243.00||LOSS||-243.00|
|McIntyre2K7||Georgia -28.0 points over Georgia Tech; Over 45.0 points in the Georgia-Georgia Tech game; Under 54.0 points in the Ohio State-Michigan game (WIN,WIN,LOSS)||Georgia 52-7; Georgia 52-7; Ohio State 56-27||100.00||LOSS||-100.00|
|McIntyre2K7||South Florida +1300.0 money line to beat Central Florida||Central Florida 34-7||81.08||LOSS||-81.08|
|McIntyre2K7||Under 62.5 points in the South Florida-Central Florida game; Over 45.0 points in the Georgia-Georgia Tech game; Over 49.5 points in the Alabama-Auburn game (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Central Florida 34-7; Georgia 52-7; Auburn 48-45||40.00||WIN||240.00|
|Oak1787||Under 71.0 points in the Tulane-Southern Methodist game; Under 69.5 points in the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State game; Under 65.5 points in the Fresno State-San Jose State game (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Southern Methodist 37-20; Oklahoma 34-16; San Jose State 17-16||40.00||WIN||240.00|
|Oak1787||Under 44.5 points in the West Virginia-Texas Christian game; Under 43.5 points in the Northwestern-Illinois game; Under 39.5 points in the Brigham Young-San Diego State game (WIN,WIN,WIN)||West Virginia 20-17; Northwestern 29-10; San Diego State 13-3||23.19||WIN||139.14|
|speruche||Ohio -27.0 points over Akron; Western Michigan -7.0 points over Northern Illinois; Over 60.5 points in the Western Michigan-Northern Illinois game (WIN,LOSS,LOSS)||Ohio 52-3; Northern Illinois 17-14; Northern Illinois 17-14||100.00||LOSS||-100.00|
|speruche||Mississippi State -2.5 points over Mississippi; Over 51.0 points in the Bowling Green State-Buffalo game; Virginia Tech -2.5 points over Virginia (LOSS,WIN,LOSS)||Mississippi State 21-20; Buffalo 49-7; Virginia 39-30||64.11||LOSS||-64.11|
|speruche||Under 70.0 points in the Tulane-Southern Methodist game; Under 69.5 points in the Louisiana-Monroe-Louisiana-Lafayette game; Under 71.0 points in the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State game (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Southern Methodist 37-20; Louisiana-Lafayette 31-30; Oklahoma 34-16||50.00||WIN||300.00|
|speruche||Texas -9.0 points over Texas Tech; Central Michigan -9.0 points over Toledo; Under 64.5 points in the Toledo-Central Michigan game (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Texas 49-24; Central Michigan 49-7; Central Michigan 49-7||50.00||WIN||300.00|
|undercoverbull||Appalachian State -11.0 points over Troy; Charlotte -7.5 points over Old Dominion (WIN,WIN)||Appalachian State 48-13; Charlotte 38-22||50.00||WIN||130.00|
|undercoverbull||Southern Methodist -3.0 points over Tulane; Louisiana State -16.5 points over Texas A&M; Hawaii -2.5 points over Army (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Southern Methodist 37-20; Louisiana State 50-7; Hawaii 52-31||50.00||WIN||300.00|
But, cherry-picking the biggest wins and losses doesn’t tell the whole story.
- E-Dogg42 didn’t just lose his big parlay, but four small ones, leaving him with $0 (actually, less than that, which we’ll get to) entering championship week. He may take the Sudden Death bet, a point spread bet on either Army-Navy or Cincinnati-Memphis to get $500 extra to play with.
- GibbsAK won $48.23 on his other bets, offsetting the $150 parlay loss somewhat.
- HerdCountry941 won 93.63 on small bets.
- jrjs’ parlay win was only 1 of 15 similar bets he placed. He is also near the bottom of the table as a result.
- Speruche had two big parlay hits, but won only $118.54 total on the week.
- Undercoverbull’s $430 in big parlay wins was offset by $167.64 in losses, leaving him a net gain of $262.36 for the week. But that’s enough for him to keep the lead over speruche, and new contender Danj725, who jumped into third place with that $1200 win on Appalachian State/Clemson/Georgia. Sometimes you gotta go with the chalk.
Let’s look at the standings for wagers only, ignoring the effect of Futures bets:
Before I get to the standings, there are a couple things I need to iron out:
- There was an error in the Weekly Bankroll calculation, which led to some of you being able to bet more than you should have. The Weekly Bankroll calculation was ignoring money lost on Futures bets. Please note that very few bets were set to losses - only Conference Championship gets where teams were eliminated from Conference Championship contention. Like, for example, USF.
But if you had such a wager, and I marked it a loss, that money didn’t come out of your bank account for purposes of weekly bankroll calculation. So if you had $1100 and lost $20 on futures, your bankroll should have been $1080 x .25 = $270, but the game let you bet $1100 x .25 = $275. The amounts involved were negligible, so I’m going to acknowledge this error and move on.
- Randolph & Mortimer Spite Bet of the Week goes to everyone who bet some variant of 64-12 on the War on I-4. Rivals take turns winning and losing; a final score like that never goes away.
- I don’t really have a Floyd’s Money Team Degenerate Bet of the Week, since everyone was playing big to build a bankroll for the end of the game.
- It’s time to tabulate the pre-season Futures bets.
Before the season, players had an option to wager up to $100 on over/under wins, conference championship, 4-team playoffs, national champion, and Heisman Trophy odds. The most popular bet type was over/under wins, and those bets can be settled now that the regular season is over.
Here is a complete list of futures bets and what they paid. “TBD” means this future bet is not yet decided and could still win or lose. Though some are a lot more possible than others:
|BullsOnParade96||Cincinnati at +450 to win Conference Championship game||50.00||TBD||0.00|
|bullsonparade96||Oregon at +800 to qualify for 4-team playoff||50.00||TBD||0.00|
|camweed12||South Florida to win more than 6.5 games at -165||25.00||LOSS||-25.00|
|camweed12||Houston to win more than 7.0 games at -170||15.00||LOSS||-15.00|
|camweed12||Central Florida to win fewer than 9.5 games at -130||10.00||WIN||7.69|
|camweed12||South Florida at +1200 to win Conference Championship game||5.00||LOSS||-5.00|
|camweed12||Cincinnati to win more than 7.5 games at +120||5.00||WIN||6.00|
|camweed12||Tulane to win more than 5.5 games at -165||5.00||WIN||3.03|
|camweed12||Tulsa to win fewer than 4.5 games at -130||5.00||WIN||-5.00|
|camweed12||Connecticut to win fewer than 2.5 games at -140||5.00||WIN||3.57|
|camweed12||Temple to win fewer than 6.5 games at +125||5.00||LOSS||-5.00|
|camweed12||Memphis to win fewer than 9.5 games at +110||5.00||LOSS||-5.00|
|camweed12||Navy to win fewer than 5.0 games at +110||5.00||LOSS||-5.00|
|camweed12||Southern Methodist to win more than 6.0 games at +120||5.00||WIN||6.00|
|camweed12||East Carolina to win fewer than 4.5 games at -160||5.00||WIN||3.12|
|carlzee||Cincinnati to win more than 7.5 games at +120||50.00||WIN||60.00|
|carlzee||Tulane to win more than 5.5 games at -165||25.00||WIN||15.15|
|carlzee||Miami (FL) to win more than 8.5 games at -140||25.00||LOSS||-25.00|
|Danj725||South Florida to win more than 6.5 games at -165||60.00||LOSS||-60.00|
|Danj725||Florida State to win more than 7.0 games at -140||20.00||LOSS||-20.00|
|Danj725||Cincinnati at +450 to win Conference Championship game||20.00||TBD||0.00|
|Defdans||Oregon State to win more than 2.0 games at -200||24.00||WIN||12.00|
|Defdans||South Florida to win more than 6.5 games at -165||19.00||LOSS||-19.00|
|Defdans||Oklahoma at +350 to qualify for 4-team playoff||19.00||TBD||0.00|
|Defdans||South Florida at +1200 to win Conference Championship game||17.00||LOSS||-17.00|
|Defdans||Florida State at +1400 to win Conference Championship game||7.00||LOSS||-7.00|
|Defdans||Florida State to win more than 7.0 games at -140||5.00||LOSS||-5.00|
|Defdans||Old Dominion to win more than 4.5 games at +165||5.00||LOSS||-5.00|
|Defdans||Southern Methodist at +2500 to win Conference Championship game||4.00||LOSS||-4.00|
|dsidwell31||Cincinnati to win more than 7.5 games at +120||100.00||WIN||120.00|
|E-Dogg42||Ohio State at +300 to qualify for 4-team playoff||25.00||TBD||0.00|
|E-Dogg42||Connecticut to win more than 2.5 games at +120||25.00||LOSS||-25.00|
|E-Dogg42||Clemson at +250 to have one of its players win Heisman Trophy||15.00||TBD||0.00|
|E-Dogg42||Ohio State at +850 to have one of its players win Heisman Trophy||15.00||TBD||0.00|
|E-Dogg42||South Florida at +1200 to win Conference Championship game||10.00||LOSS||-10.00|
|E-Dogg42||Virginia Tech at +1600 to win Conference Championship game||10.00||LOSS||-10.00|
|GaryStephen||Cincinnati to win more than 7.5 games at +120||50.00||WIN||60.00|
|GaryStephen||Miami (FL) at +1200 to win Conference Championship game||8.33||LOSS||-8.33|
|GaryStephen||Florida State at +1400 to win Conference Championship game||7.14||LOSS||-7.14|
|GaryStephen||Virginia at +1600 to win Conference Championship game||6.25||TBD||0.00|
|GaryStephen||Virginia Tech at +1600 to win Conference Championship game||6.25||LOSS||-6.25|
|GaryStephen||Syracuse at +2000 to win Conference Championship game||5.00||LOSS||-5.00|
|GaryStephen||North Carolina State at +4000 to win Conference Championship game||2.50||LOSS||-2.50|
|GaryStephen||North Carolina at +6000 to win Conference Championship game||1.66||LOSS||-1.66|
|GaryStephen||Pittsburgh at +6000 to win Conference Championship game||1.66||LOSS||-1.66|
|GaryStephen||Georgia Tech at +30000 to win Conference Championship game||1.00||LOSS||-1.00|
|GaryStephen||Louisville at +30000 to win Conference Championship game||1.00||LOSS||-1.00|
|GaryStephen||Wake Forest at +10000 to win Conference Championship game||1.00||LOSS||-1.00|
|GaryStephen||Duke at +10000 to win Conference Championship game||1.00||LOSS||-1.00|
|GaryStephen||Boston College at +10000 to win Conference Championship game||1.00||LOSS||-1.00|
|Gibbsak||South Florida to win more than 6.5 games at -165||50.00||LOSS||-50.00|
|Gibbsak||Florida to win more than 9.0 games at +110||25.00||WIN||27.50|
|gym399||Virginia to win more than 7.5 games at -120||50.00||WIN||41.66|
|gym399||Georgia at +300 to win Conference Championship game||50.00||TBD||0.00|
|HerdCountry941||Marshall to win more than 7.5 games at -110||50.00||WIN||45.45|
|HerdCountry941||Houston to win fewer than 7.0 games at +140||20.00||WIN||28.00|
|HerdCountry941||Navy to win fewer than 5.0 games at +110||20.00||LOSS||-20.00|
|HerdCountry941||Texas to win fewer than 9.5 games at -160||10.00||WIN||6.25|
|jrjs||Utah at +300 to win Conference Championship game||10.00||TBD||0.00|
|jrjs||Memphis to win more than 9.5 games at -130||10.00||WIN||7.69|
|jrjs||Memphis at +300 to win Conference Championship game||10.00||TBD||0.00|
|jrjs||South Florida at +1200 to win Conference Championship game||10.00||LOSS||-10.00|
|jrjs||South Florida to win more than 6.5 games at -165||10.00||LOSS||-10.00|
|jrjs||Central Florida to win more than 9.5 games at +110||10.00||LOSS||-10.00|
|jrjs||Cincinnati at +450 to win Conference Championship game||10.00||TBD||0.00|
|jrjs||Cincinnati to win more than 7.5 games at +120||10.00||WIN||12.00|
|Julmisteforheisman||South Florida to win more than 6.5 games at -165||100.00||LOSS||-100.00|
|LrdNorman||South Florida to win more than 6.5 games at -165||50.00||LOSS||-50.00|
|LrdNorman||South Florida at +1200 to win Conference Championship game||50.00||LOSS||-50.00|
|undercoverbull||South Florida to win more than 6.5 games at -165||80.00||LOSS||-80.00|
|undercoverbull||UCLA to win more than 5.5 games at -135||10.00||LOSS||-10.00|
|undercoverbull||Army to win fewer than 10.0 games at +170||10.00||WIN||17.00|
All right, now the big standings table:
|USER||WEEKS 1-13||WEEK 14||FUTURES W/L||FUTURES TBD||GRAND TOTAL|
Thanks to danj725’s big parlay in in Week 14, it’s now a three-horse race. Though anyone can still hit a big one and jump back into it.
Due to the error, E-Dogg42 ended up with -$10. This is probably due to the Weekly Bankroll error, which let him bet more than he had left. We’ll overlook that and let him make the Sudden Death Bet if he wants to. Pick one AAC game (Army-Navy and Cincinnati-Memphis are your only choices) against the spread, and you’ll get another $500 to play with during bowl season. E-Dogg42 also has Ohio State to make the playoffs, which seems pretty damn likely; he’ll win another $75 when that becomes official.
JulmisteForHeisman ended up at $2.86 somehow. If he wants to also make a Sudden Death bet in Week 15, I’ll allow it. I need to add a caveat to this rule that lets you bypass very tiny amounts.
LrdNorman (52.68) is below $250, and may bet all his remaining units on one game if desired.
Next is Week 15, which consists only of the Army-Navy game and conference championship games. The weekly bet limits are the same, however: $50-$250 or 5% to 25% of your bankroll, whichever is higher, with at least one bet involving an AAC game.
Week 15 actually lasts two weeks, as the Army-Navy game isn’t until the 14th. After it is played, Week 16 will consist of bowl season. During week 16, the limits raise to $250-$500, 25%-50, and 2 bets involving AAC games out of 5 total bets. You may not use a bye week to sit out bowl season.
The first set of lines for Week 15/Championship Week will be posted when this article is. Thanks to everyone for playing this regular season. I hope you all had fun with it. Any suggestions or ideas, I’m all ears. But we still have Week 15/Championship Week and Week 16/bowl season to play, so there’s plenty still up for grabs.