#CheddarBay FINAL WEEK!
LATE LINE: Packers -3 at Bears.
Final all-play is MSU +5.5 vs. Stanford.
Rose Bowl, 5pm New Year’s Day, ABC.
The final week’s lines are posted here. These run through the January 1 bowl games. Thus the end of the regular season is New Year’s Day and the final game is the Baylor/UCF Fiesta Bowl.
Just want to clarify some items surrounding the playoffs here. The Cheddar Bay Playoffs have always consisted of four weeks to determine our winner: Wildcard week (30 pts); Divisional week (25 pts); Championship week (25 pts); Super Bowl (25 pts).
Fine tuning for this year.
This year due to some odd spacing on the bowl games we’re going to fine tune Wildcard week, everything else will stay the same:
- Wildcard week will be worth 35 points;
- We will bump Wildcard week to SIX picks (four NFL, BCS, and choice of any of the other bowl games);
- Any of these games may be your essay pick (worth ten points);
- Picks will be due by 7:30pm Friday (an hour before Orange Bowl kickoff);
- Exception: If you wish to pick the Sugar Bowl, that pick needs to be into the surrogate admin by 7:30pm THURSDAY.
If you’re in the playoff chase, take note of this change. I’ll follow up with an email affirming this as well.
“Top eleven and ties.”
The top eleven and ties make the playoffs. BUT. All those in a tie for the final slot are in a sudden-death position. The low pickers from the sudden-death group will be culled until the final playoff field is at eleven. E.g., if there are five tied for 10th place, we drop the low men week by week until the playoff pool is at 11. If there is still a tie after Wildcard week, then the sudden-death carries on to Divisional week, and so forth.
Projected cut: 75.
That’s Kanick’s projected cut but we shall see. For the curious here is last year’s final standings. It was pretty epic to have nine guys within one point of the the cut line.
Another four way.
Congrats to Pate, DQuatts, CWonder, and Rickman on their seven pointers last week. If I may, I’d like to acknowledge Frowns’ brilliant foresight in establishing the weeklies. DQ and CW are out of the playoff hunt, Rickman is a longshot, and Pate might could do something but also a longshot. Yet these four slug it out every week and so it’s positively excellent that there is a reward. No $47 isn’t huge; yes you’d love to find $47 in that suit you haven’t worn in two years. The weeklies are 30% of our kitty and have been paid out to 13 players so far. I’d say that’s a good program.
Placeholder for anyone to throw in early picks. ChuckKoz is in for Oregon State -3 tonight in Hawai’i and I’m going to join him. Back later with playoff info and data on the final week.