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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 29 Kent State at Eastern Michigan
Kent State and Eastern Michigan, both of whom are going to a bowl game. Also, what’s going on in this picture?
Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

(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:

User Wager Final Score Units Result Payoff
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
undercoverbull 2231.57 262.36 -73.00 0.00 3420.93
speruche 2028.45 118.54 0.00 0.00 3146.99
Danj725 564.93 1243.18 -80.00 20.00 2708.11
HerdCountry941 332.17 93.64 59.70 0.00 1485.51
jrjs 661.36 -224.93 -10.31 30.00 1396.12
McIntyre2K7 244.30 -31.08 0.00 0.00 1213.22
camweed12 159.06 0.00 -35.58 0.00 1123.48
GaryStephen 93.26 -37.77 22.46 6.25 1071.70
andrewpina -721.31 747.06 0.00 0.00 1025.75
anthonyvito 12.53 -8.42 0.00 0.00 1004.11
carlzee -61.72 0.00 50.15 0.00 988.43
mmmmsnouts -61.17 0.00 0.00 0.00 938.83
briank19 -85.70 -3.12 0.00 0.00 911.18
Defdans -124.87 93.18 -45.00 19.00 904.31
mcgies852 -125.98 0.00 0.00 0.00 874.02
ElliotMoore -412.78 137.06 0.00 0.00 724.28
Snafu13 -277.91 0.00 0.00 0.00 722.09
Gibbsak -211.84 -101.77 -22.50 0.00 663.89
dsidwell31 -241.00 -250.00 120.00 0.00 629.00
jjlovecub -456.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 544.00
gym399 -495.40 0.00 41.66 50.00 496.26
Oak1787 -801.81 244.14 0.00 0.00 442.33
BrianMartin -685.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 315.00
bullsonparade96 -645.19 0.00 0.00 100.00 254.81
LrdNorman -599.23 -248.09 -100.00 0.00 52.68
Julmisteforheisman -763.02 -134.12 -100.00 0.00 2.86
ULhothot -1000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
E-Dogg42 -662.99 -247.01 -45.00 55.00 -10.00

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.