PICK'EM: 2020 Tidefans Pickem Pool [Week 5 DEADLINE: 11am CT 10/3]


TideFans Legend
Apr 26, 2008
South Alabama
Instead of a "who ya got" pool. I have discussed with @BamaNation about having a season Pickem pool on the Pickem Part of the site. To which he agreed. So here are some rules:

  • Direct Link to the pool: https://www.tidefans.com/forums/pickem/2020-regular-season-pool.2/ (there is also direct link to the 2020 CFB Regular Season Pickem pool in the PICKEM dropdown on the menu bar)
  • Click on the red "JOIN POOL" button on the top right side bar
  • Pick all of your picks and submit
  • You can change your Picks at any point up this first week up until 11am CT on Saturday 10/3 (and the deadline time in subsequent weeks) at which point the week's picks will be locked and you can't make any new picks or change any picks.
  • "MANAGE YOUR PICKS" prior to the deadline by clicking the red "MANAGE YOUR PICKS" button on the top right side bar.
  • Must be logged in to enter picks.
  • There is no cost to enter.
  • ALL picks for this first week must be entered before 11AM CT on Saturday 10/3. Subsequent weeks will most likely also have an 11am CT deadline.
  • There are at least 10 picks each week. Some weeks we may have more.
  • There are 2 tiebreakers each week. One is the top rushing yards by a player in the SEC for that week and the other is the top passing yards by any D1 (FBS) player for the week.
  • Each game is worth 1 point if you win the pick against the spread.
  • If a game is not played due to COVID-19 or weather or any other reason, that game will be considered a 0-0 tie with no winners.
  • Remember: Picks are against the spread. Picking against the spread example:
    • Kudzu University is playing Weedkiller College
    • Kudzu U. has -4.5 beside it meaning Kudzu U. is predicted to win by at least 4.5 points.
    • Thus, if you picked Kudzu, they must win the game by at least 5 points before you earn the win point.
    • Even if Weedkiller loses but does so by less than 5, you don't get the win point.
  • Ties for any final prizes will be broken based on lowest cumulative weekly ranking s (i.e. if there were 4 weeks and one of the tied leaders finished #1,#1,#3,#5 the cumulative would be 10 and the other finished #2,#2,#2,#2, the second tied leader would win with a cumulative total of 8)
  • Winner cash/gift card prizes are provided as defined by 81usaf92 based on the accumulated total points for the entire season. His decision is final. Top 3 places will be awarded for most points at the end of the regular season.
  • BamaNation will provide at least 2 random prizes throughout the season in addition to 81usaf92's prizes. Players must have entered the Pick'em that week in order to be eligible to win!
  • BamaNation will also do a random drawing at the end of the season (prior to any bowl games) for another prize. Each player will get 1 entry per week. So if a player plays all 10 weeks, s/he has 10 entries into the random year-ender prize regardless of how s/he performed.
  • All random prizes are given at the discretion of BamaNation whose judgement is final.
  • In the event that a tie cannot be broken as defined above, prizes will be split by the winners.
  • In the event that any rule needs clarifying, BamaNation will provide the clarification and his judgement is final.
Good luck everyone, and the 1st week (designated WEEK 5) of this Pick'em season is up right now so go and join. RTR, and Thank you @BamaNation for allowing this.
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Hall of Fame
Nov 13, 2010
Is the Home Team on top or bottom? :unsure:

Is the Tie Breaker asking for Players Names or the Stat?


TideFans Legend
Apr 13, 2012
Oh don’t worry. It’s going to be fun to see how many are really good at predicting against the line, and how many aren’t. It’s a different way to pick.

But glad to have you aboard
This week isn't about being good against the spread. Those games will almost all be won and covered outright.

With this little information about each team, it is a guessing game right now. Skill has nothing to do with it. Not enough data.
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Hall of Fame
Sep 18, 2002
Ok, picks in...thank you for doing this! I never win these things but it is fun to prognosticate anyway. I also like to see the percentages of what has already been picked. Roll Tide everyone!

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