2001-2 Free College Bowl Pool Home Page
The 2001-2 Entry Form is still available. But you are
kind of late.
See how you are doing so far and see the schedule
of bowls to come. A text file of everyone's
predictions is now available for those of you who want to follow the scores
- Game 1
- The first-ever New Orleans Bowl featured a
5-6 team (North Texas) that probably didn't belong on the same field as Colorado
State. Nonetheless, three people picked it, hoping to get out in front with
an early upset victory. One honest person
even picked North Texas to win after it had lost.
- Game 2
- The GMAC/Mobile Alabama Bowl may be the king maker.
Marshall tied the game in the final seconds at 51! The combined 102
points was well over the over/under line (66.5). However, Marshall missed
the extra point, sending the game into (eventually double) overtime. East
Carolina scored 61 points and lost by three in the highest scoring game in
bowl history. Erik Andrews had low point total in the
game: 1629. That's 2000 points better than eight others and 4000 points
better than one unfortunate soul.
- Game 3
- The first Tangerine Bowl in nearly 20 years
is clearly an indicator of the way this pool should go. Whoever
could predict this game best certainly is going to do well the rest of the
way. Pittsburgh was 1-5 early this season (like North Texas) before winning
- Games 4-9
- I was out of town. So I'll just post the standings
- Games 10-12
- This will be the last update before January
1, when most games will be played. I don't recall seeing quite such large
numbers this early in the pool! Happy New Year.
- Games 13-23
- It is very disturbing to see the betting
line do better than all of the rest of us. I was not happy that Steve
Bellesari was allowed to play the Outback Bowl
after his drunk driving incident. Although my score would be better if Ohio
State had been successful, I'm still happy that an interception of his last
college pass led to the winning field goal. Purdue,
Michigan, and Illinois
also revealed the Big Ten as a post-season patsy (2-4 overall). I guess BYU
did not belong in the BCS, and should not argue next time it is undefeated
and ignored. Colorado has been a very dominant team
recently but was destroyed by Oregon. Too bad Oregon
choked away a lead to Stanford this season.
- Game 24
- The Orange Bowl did not have a large effect on
the outcome of the pool. Herbie Lee (5th after
23 games, 14th after 24) was the only Maryland backer.
- Game 25
- Gorman Findley (9th after 24 games,
2709 points back) is the highest ranked player to pick Nebraska in the Rose
Bowl. Seems like the leaders will
be hard to catch. Thanks for playing everyone, even if I didn't kick your
collective butt as promised.
Game scores and winners determine your point total, LOW score wins.
For each team in a game, square the difference between your prediction and
the actual score. Add them. To complete your point total for the game,
add 1000 points if you did not choose the correct team to win.
E.g. prediction team A 28 team B 14
actual team A 21 team B 24
your score = 49 + 100 + 1000 = 1149
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