(DISCLAIMER: This game is for entertainment purposes only. No actual money is being wagered.)
Which is too bad for BullsOnParade96, who hits his longshot:
|bullsonparade96||Maryland +1300.0 money line to beat Penn State||Maryland 35-19||248.00||WIN||3224.00|
Maryland got out to a 21-0 lead at Penn State and were never challenged. In case 2020 wasn’t already weird enough for you.
On the other end of the table, McIntyre2K7 lost his Last Chance bet on the Memphis-USF game. He gave this concession speech:
Tragic.. I’d like to thank everyone who made this season possible. I’ll be back next year with more degenerate bets than ever..... https://t.co/mQFiOI1IVt— Andre 3000 The Giant (@McIntyre2K7) November 7, 2020
Before I unveil the new and very different standings, we have a rules issue to work through.
BullsOnParade96 previously lost his initial $1,000 bankroll, and won a Last Chance bet to get another $500. Which means his bankroll includes $500 in starter cash that no one else got. This would seem to give him an advantage over other players. But I can’t rightly take it away, because it was acquired through longstanding rules. There is an official rule on this situation, but it’s no help:
If you win the bet, you get $500 to continue playing in future weeks (although you are still in the books as -$1000 for the season).
The intent was that the extra $500 be used as bankroll only, and not count towards your grand total. But the rules don’t say that. And I’ve never enforced this before, because it was irrelevant to the question of who won for the season. And I think it’s a little unfair to make this kind of rule change midseason.
So I will count the extra $500 with this caveat: BullsOnParade96 wins this season, the closest player within $500 of his lead will be declared a co-winner, and both will receive the traditional prize. I hope this is fair and doesn’t cause any confusion. Going forward the rule will be “if you win the additional $500, it does not count towards your total in the standings. It counts only towards the calculation of the weekly bankroll.”
With that in mind, let’s go to the new standings:
BullsOnParade96’s big win wasn’t quite enough to take over first place, because season-long leader speruche had another successful week and added 301.01 to his total. Lots of other players had good weeks (traditionally defined as winning $100 or more): ULhothot (296.00), GibbsAK (195.00), AnthonyVito (169.01), LrdNorman (145.63), E-Dogg42 (131.20). ElliotMoore came close at 97.85, and kept some distance between himself and the rest of the field for third place. Defdans drops below $250 and can bet his entire remaining amount on one game if desired.
|lrdnorman||Iowa -6.5 points over Michigan State; Tulane -4.5 points over East Carolina; North Carolina -10.5 points over Duke (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Iowa 49-7; Tulane 38-21; North Carolina 56-24||50.00||WIN||300.00|
|speruche||Over 52.0 points in the Wyoming-Colorado State game; Over 40.0 points in the Air Force-Army game; Over 3.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game (WIN,VOID,WIN)||Colorado State 34-24; Army 0-0; COVID-19 10-0||75.00||WIN||195.00|
|ULhothot||Brigham Young -3.0 points over Boise State; Tulane -4.5 points over East Carolina; Washington +1.5 points over California (WIN,WIN,VOID)||Brigham Young 51-17; Tulane 38-21; California 0-0||70.00||WIN||182.00|
|speruche||Over 51.0 points in the Clemson-Notre Dame game; Notre Dame +6.5 points over Clemson (WIN,WIN)||Notre Dame 47-40; Notre Dame 47-40||55.00||WIN||143.00|
|ElliotMoore||Cincinnati -11.0 points over Houston; Over 63.5 points in the Rutgers-Ohio State game (WIN,WIN)||Cincinnati 38-10; Ohio State 49-27||50.00||WIN||130.00|
|undercoverbull||Liberty +15.0 points over Virginia Tech; Massachusetts +45.0 points over Marshall (WIN,WIN)||Liberty 38-35; Marshall 51-10||50.00||WIN||130.00|
|E-dogg42||Under 58.5 points in the Arizona State-Southern California game; Tulane -4.5 points over East Carolina; Minnesota -7.0 points over Illinois (WIN,WIN,WIN)||Southern California 28-27; Tulane 38-21; Minnesota 41-14||20.00||WIN||120.00|
|ULhothot||Notre Dame +180.0 money line to beat Clemson||Notre Dame 47-40||60.00||WIN||108.00|
|speruche||South Florida +18.0 points over Memphis; Cincinnati -13.5 points over Houston (WIN,WIN)||Memphis 34-33; Cincinnati 38-10||35.00||WIN||91.00|
|Gibbsak||Under 10.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game; Over 51.5 points in the Clemson-Notre Dame game (WIN,WIN)||COVID-19 10-0; Notre Dame 47-40||25.00||WIN||65.00|
|Gibbsak||Over 62.0 points in the Southern Methodist-Temple game; Under 10.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game (WIN,WIN)||Southern Methodist 47-23; COVID-19 10-0||25.00||WIN||65.00|
|Gibbsak||Under 10.5 points in the COVID-19-Number of Games Cancelled game; Arkansas +2.5 points over Tennessee (WIN,WIN)||COVID-19 10-0; Arkansas 24-13||25.00||WIN||65.00|
|Danj725||Over 51.5 points in the Clemson-Notre Dame game; Notre Dame +5.5 points over Clemson (WIN,WIN)||Notre Dame 47-40; Notre Dame 47-40||20.00||WIN||52.00|
As you can see, lots of big wins. GibbsAK made 3 parlay bets and won all 3 of them, which I don’t think has ever happened before. I haven’t been awarding Degenerate Bet of the Week lately, but a winning parlay of Liberty and UMass on the road against ranked teams (kind of, in VT’s case) qualifies for it.
There are 59 games this week, starting on Tuesday night:
|Akron at Ohio||Kent State at Bowling Green State||Miami (OH) at Buffalo|
|Eastern Michigan at Ball State||Central Michigan at Northern Illinois||Toledo at Western Michigan|
|Colorado State at Boise State||Iowa at Minnesota||Florida Atlantic at Florida International|
|East Carolina at Cincinnati||Utah at UCLA||Army at Tulane|
|Coastal Carolina at Troy||Western Carolina at Liberty||Wake Forest at North Carolina|
|Georgia at Missouri||Vanderbilt at Kentucky||Illinois at Rutgers|
|Indiana at Michigan State||Penn State at Nebraska||Gardner-Webb at Charlotte|
|Middle Tennessee State at Marshall||South Alabama at Louisiana||Georgia State at Appalachian State|
|Fresno State at Utah State||North Texas at Alabama-Birmingham||South Florida at Houston|
|Texas-El Paso at Texas-San Antonio||Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas State||Colorado at Stanford|
|Louisville at Virginia||Texas State at Georgia Southern||Ohio State at Maryland|
|Texas A&M at Tennessee||Memphis at Navy||Rice at Louisiana Tech|
|Southern Mississippi at Western Kentucky||Baylor at Texas Tech||Auburn at Mississippi State|
|Hawaii at San Diego State||Alabama at Louisiana State||Nevada at New Mexico|
|Arkansas at Florida||Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech||Southern Methodist at Tulsa|
|Florida State at North Carolina State||South Carolina at Mississippi||Northwestern at Purdue|
|Wisconsin at Michigan||Temple at Central Florida||Air Force at Wyoming|
|Nevada-Las Vegas at San Jose State||Oregon State at Washington||Southern California at Arizona|
|Miami (FL) at Virginia Tech||Oregon at Washington State||California at Arizona State|
|Texas Christian at West Virginia||Notre Dame at Boston College|
The always-fun cancellations prop bet will be back for Week 11. This is the pool of games that count towards it, if cancelled or moved to another week. If a new game not in the above list is added for this week - and this has come close to happening lately - it lowers the amount of cancellations by 1.
The first Week 11 lines are already in place.