(DISCLAIMER: This game is for entertainment purposes only. No actual money is being wagered.)
A few items of note to start:
- The bowl game schedule has been announced. It runs from December 19 to January 2, with the national championship game on January 11, as is typical. However, regular-season games will be played as late as December 19. So at least one bowl game (the AAC-aligned Frisco Bowl) will overlap with the last week of the regular season. I will handle this by letting the Frisco Bowl count towards minimums for both Week 16 and the bowl season.
- MAC and Pac-12 game start this week. Also, all the MAC games are on Wednesday, so get your MACtion bets in early.
- Please remember to make 3 bets and one AAC bet every week, unless your bankroll is below $250, or you are using a bye week. This is a technical requirement, and occasionally people forget to do it.
- McIntyre2K7 lost his last $194 in fake money on a heartbreaking parlay loss. He nailed Oklahoma-Texas Tech, but Western Kentucky-BYU missed the over by 2 points. The parlay win would have been worth $1,164, which would have moved him into fourth place overall. He may now make a sudden death bet as per the longstanding rule. I will put $1 into his account so he may enter a choice into the website. It must be a point spread bet on an AAC game, and the bet must be won (not pushed) to get an extra $500 bankroll.
Now on to the big wins. There were a lot this week:
|undercoverbull||Iowa State -28.0 points over Kansas; Indiana -10.5 points over Rutgers (WIN,WIN)||Iowa State 52-22; Indiana 37-21||220.00||WIN||572.00|
|speruche||Over 45.5 points in the Kansas State-West Virginia game; Under 83.0 points in the Central Florida-Houston game; Under 71.5 points in the Troy-Arkansas State game (WIN,WIN,WIN)||West Virginia 37-10; Central Florida 44-21; Troy 38-10||40.00||WIN||240.00|
|speruche||Boise State -13.5 points over Air Force; Over 49.0 points in the Boise State-Air Force game; Duke -9.0 points over Charlotte (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Boise State 49-30; Boise State 49-30; Duke 53-19||40.00||WIN||240.00|
|ElliotMoore||Michigan State +1600.0 money line to beat Michigan||Michigan State 27-24||15.00||WIN||240.00|
|ElliotMoore||Ohio State -10.0 points over Penn State; Cincinnati -6.5 points over Memphis (WIN,WIN)||Ohio State 38-25; Cincinnati 49-10||70.00||WIN||182.00|
|Defdans||Over 54.5 points in the Arkansas-Texas A&M game; Over 49.0 points in the Boise State-Air Force game (WIN,WIN)||Texas A&M 42-31; Boise State 49-30||50.00||WIN||130.00|
|E-dogg42||Over 46.0 points in the Kansas State-West Virginia game; Over 46.0 points in the Alabama-Birmingham-Louisiana Tech game; Over 43.5 points in the San Diego State-Utah State game (WIN,WIN,WIN)||West Virginia 37-10; Louisiana Tech 37-34; San Diego State 38-7||20.00||WIN||120.00|
|E-dogg42||Coastal Carolina -1.0 points over Georgia State; Cincinnati -6.5 points over Memphis; Central Florida -3.5 points over Houston (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Coastal Carolina 51-0; Cincinnati 49-10; Central Florida 44-21||15.00||WIN||90.00|
|undercoverbull||Florida -12.5 points over Missouri; Cincinnati -6.5 points over Memphis (WIN,WIN)||Florida 41-17; Cincinnati 49-10||30.00||WIN||78.00|
|jrjs||Under 3.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game; Tulane -3.5 points over Temple (WIN,WIN)||Number of Games Cancelled 3-0; Tulane 38-3||28.00||WIN||72.80|
|Danj725||Over 55.0 points in the Memphis-Cincinnati game; Tulane -3.5 points over Temple (WIN,WIN)||Cincinnati 49-10; Tulane 38-3||25.00||WIN||65.00|
|Gibbsak||Under 83.0 points in the Central Florida-Houston game; Under 3.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game (WIN,WIN)||Central Florida 44-21; Number of Games Cancelled 3-0||25.00||WIN||65.00|
|E-dogg42||Coastal Carolina -3.0 points over Georgia State; Florida Atlantic -6.5 points over Texas-San Antonio (WIN,WIN)||Coastal Carolina 51-0; Florida Atlantic 24-3||25.00||WIN||65.00|
|E-dogg42||Under 64.5 points in the Ohio State-Penn State game; Under 72.5 points in the Troy-Arkansas State game; Under 82.5 points in the Central Florida-Houston game (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Ohio State 38-25; Troy 38-10; Central Florida 44-21||10.00||WIN||60.00|
This makes the standings after week 9:
All the contenders had good weeks, but leader speruche still had a better week than most, extending his large lead. And he missed another $600 parlay win by half a point on the Clemson-Boston College total. ElliotMoore puts some distance between himself and the other contenders for second place, but still has a lot of ground to make up to challenge for first.
For the first time in 2020, we have a full schedule of games this week! There are 59 scheduled games, and all conference are now playing. Here is the list of games that counts towards the cancellations bet:
|Eastern Michigan at Kent State||Western Michigan at Akron||Ball State at Miami (OH)|
|Buffalo at Northern Illinois||Ohio at Central Michigan||Bowling Green State at Toledo|
|Utah State at Nevada||Wyoming at Colorado State||Miami (FL) at North Carolina State|
|San Jose State at San Diego State||Brigham Young at Boise State||Air Force at Army|
|Arkansas State at Louisiana||Michigan State at Iowa||Southern Methodist at Temple|
|Arizona State at Southern California||Tulane at East Carolina||Tulsa at Navy|
|Louisiana-Monroe at Georgia State||South Florida at Memphis||Liberty at Virginia Tech|
|North Carolina at Duke||West Virginia at Texas||Nebraska at Northwestern|
|Michigan at Indiana||Troy at Georgia Southern||Boston College at Syracuse|
|Massachusetts at Marshall||Appalachian State at Texas State||North Alabama at Southern Mississippi|
|Texas Tech at Texas Christian||Purdue at Wisconsin||Fresno State at Nevada-Las Vegas|
|Minnesota at Illinois||Maryland at Penn State||Florida at Georgia|
|Texas-San Antonio at Rice||Kansas at Oklahoma||Houston at Cincinnati|
|Charlotte at Middle Tennessee State||Oklahoma State at Kansas State||Arizona at Utah|
|Vanderbilt at Mississippi State||Florida International at Texas-El Paso||Pittsburgh at Florida State|
|Western Kentucky at Florida Atlantic||Louisiana Tech at North Texas||Baylor at Iowa State|
|Texas A&M at South Carolina||UCLA at Colorado||Clemson at Notre Dame|
|Tennessee at Arkansas||Rutgers at Ohio State||Stanford at Oregon|
|South Alabama at Coastal Carolina||Louisville at Virginia||Washington State at Oregon State|
|Washington at California||New Mexico at Hawaii|
I will continue to post the current count of cancelled games on the top of the Make Picks page.