Week 1 Prediction Standings

With mostly everyone picking Illinois to win last Saturday, there really isn't much to look at early on, but here it is.  For the newbies out there, here's how it works.  After Saturday's games, I will keep track of how your predictions stacked up, and will update the standings after each week of the season.  There are three things that determine how high you place in the standings. 

     1) Did you predict correctly?  Just like with anything else, the more you win, the higher up you will be.

     2) How many games did you predict?  The more you participate, the higher you will be.  Say you have predicted five games correctly, but have missed a week.  Someone else who has predicted five games correctly, but has predicted every week, will be placed ahead of you. 

     3) RSDT  (Real Spread Difference Total)  Say the score you predicted had Illinois +10 last week.  With their 24-7 win, the spread was Illinois +17, so your RSDT for the week is 7.  The lower this number, the better you are doing at predicting the spread, and the better chance you have of being placed ahead of someone with the same win total.

    4) Tie breaker - Predicting a correct score:  It doesn't happen often, in fact there wasn't a correct score prediction last week, but it has happened before.  If you are tied with someone after looking at 1 through 3, a correct score could be the difference.  If neither person has predicted one, then I will figure something out.  It hasn't been an issue to this point.

I know it isn't perfect, and some people I feel try to make a point of telling me that by predicting incredibly outrageous scores where the spread is realistic.  Got no problems if you want to do that.  I think half the fun is trying to predict the score correctly, and seeing what other people think about the upcoming games.   

Also, my description of how things work might not be perfect.  If you have any questions, just hit me up via e-mail (tyoung@whms.com)

Here's how things look after the first week.  Five people out of the 69 that participated predicted a correct spread, but like I said earlier, no correct scores.  Illinois won 24-7 against Western Michigan, so it was Illinois +17 on the real game spread.

NAME PREDICTION WINS LOSSES RSDT*
Mike Goebel Illinois 30-13 1 0 0
TimBorb Illinois 27-10 1 0 0
mayer773 Illinois 31-14 1 0 0
walker Illinois 34-17 1 0 0
coach11 Illinois 33-16 1 0 0
yellowjacket Illinois 28-10 1 0 1
tonyjb37 Illinois 28-10 1 0 1
Jim Rossow Illinois 42-23 1 0 2
rks2333 Illinois 38-23 1 0 2
Smccaw_11748 Illinois 32-17 1 0 2
blmillini Illinois 31-17 1 0 3
touchdown_illinois Illinois 27-14 1 0 4
uiucfan1 Illinois 31-10 1 0 4
ICB36 Illinois 31-17 1 0 4
orangeandblueblood Illinois 18-6 1 0 5
peterborich Illinois 35-23 1 0 5
drcc4 Illinois 31-20 1 0 6
uofiisu Illinois 28-17 1 0 6
TheGallopingGhost77 Illinois 28-17 1 0 6
Illinix4 Illinois 24-13 1 0 6
illiniearl Illinois 40-17 1 0 6
buckhunter2 Illinois 35-24 1 0 6
sclark Illinois 24-13 1 0 6
LoyalIllini Illinois 17-6 1 0 6
gordonbacon15 Illinois 31-20 1 0 6
loulonron Illinois 24-13 1 0 6
ILLINI04 Illinois 28-17 1 0 6
tedped Illinois 27-17 1 0 7
Illini-5 Illinois 27-17 1 0 7
Wincer_85 Illinois 16-6 1 0 7
mdonsbach Illinois 27-17 1 0 7
bernies Illinois 17-7 1 0 7
twogrand67 Illinois 40-15 1 0 8
shipjumper99 Illinois 14-6 1 0 9
wilson577 Illinois 28-20 1 0 9
altonillini Illinois 21-13 1 0 9
Tom Young Illinois 21-14 1 0 10
Bwp 5P Illinois 20-13 1 0 10
JoeK82 Illinois 31-24 1 0 10
STUMPWALSH Illinois 25-18 1 0 10
IlliniJock Illinois 21-14 1 0 10
jruss62 Illinois 24-17 1 0 10
rtrott Illinois 24-14 1 0 10
pblillini Illinois 17-10 1 0 10
illiniram Illinois 28-21 1 0 10
bwg99 Illinois 20-13 1 0 10
mvillini Illinois 24-17 1 0 10
StlIllini11 Illinois 16-10 1 0 11
PortlandIllini Illinois 27-21 1 0 11
Eric 22 Illinois 26-20 1 0 11
bluk5 Illinois 6-0 1 0 11
Reillini Illinois 26-21 1 0 12
REDUTSC03 Illinois 21-17 1 0 13
dave1956 Illinois 28-24 1 0 13
mbelcher Illinois 31-27 1 0 13
Bob Asmussen Illinois 27-24 1 0 14
illini82 Illinois 17-14 1 0 14
tstephens7 Illinois 24-21 1 0 14
steveOh Illinois 24-21 1 0 14
Bart34 Illinois 17-14 1 0 14
24Illini Illinois 24-21 1 0 14
den85 Illinois 24-21 1 0 14
wdallen Illinois 24-21 1 0 14
illiniphil85 Illinois 23-20 1 0 14
aaeismacgychel Illinois 23-20 1 0 14
Worra_89 Illinois 23-22 1 0 16
Railsplitter Illinois 86-0 1 0 69
caillini W. Michigan 13-10 0 1 20
dealmaker21 W. Michigan 32-23 0 1 26

* - Real Spread Difference Total

Scores in bold were those that correctly predicted the spread.

 

My Prediction for the Arizona State game will come your way tomorrow.  Still waiting to hear how Scheelhaase is doing. 

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Tom Young wrote on September 05, 2012 at 6:09 am
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I see the standings chart didn't exactly stay as a chart.  I am trying to get this figured out so don't hurt yourself trying to read it.