2020 Survival Pool Week 1

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Oct 30, 2007
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Don't look now, but we're less than a week away from the kickoff of the college football season! This could be one of the most challenging survival pool games ever due to the pandemic. Hopefully we'll be able to play the full 10 game schedule safely. Good luck & GO POKES!

OFFICIAL RULES:
1) Pick one college FBS team per week.
2) The team you pick MUST BE UNDEFEATED AND PLAYING THIS WEEK.
3) Once you pick a team you MAY NOT PICK THEM AGAIN.
4) If your pick loses you're out.
5) You only advance to the next week if your pick wins.
6) If you don't pick you're out.
7) If you wait too long, and SATURDAY games have kicked off you're OUT. (All picks must be posted before 11:00 AM CT - see rule 8 for exceptions)
8) If you pick teams that play prior to Saturday those picks have to be made before that game kicks off
9) Last player standing wins.
10) Picks must be posted in that week’s thread.
12) PICKS WILL CONTINUE INTO CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK IF UNDEFEATED TEAMS STILL REMAIN AND SURVIVORS REMAIN.
13) If you can’t make a pick in any given week you are out.
14) You CAN NOT PM your picks.
15) You CAN NOT create a new thread to post your pick.
16) Managing your picks is part of the game. I will not tell you who you have picked.
17) Each succeeding week post your pick for that week as well as those of your previous picks.
18) As moderator of the pool I will settle all disputes.
19) If you change a pick, don’t make a change in the original post just make a new post.
20) Be very clear who your pick is. If your pick can't be distinguished between two or more teams (example OSU) then you get each of them for that week. Either one of them losses, you're out!
21) With your pick post a prediction for the total number of points scored in that game. This will serve as the tiebreaker at the end of the game if needed.
22) If your pick has their game cancelled, you automatically advance to the next week. You won't be allowed to pick the same team in future weeks. Any picks falling into this category must be picked prior to the announcement of the cancellation of the game.
23) If a player makes an invalid pick, they much change their pick prior to kickoff or they are out. (Invalid picks are teams that aren't undefeated, or teams that a player has picked in a previous week.)


Example:
Week 1: Penn State
Week 2: Clemson
Week 3: South Carolina
Week 4: Indiana
...
Week 8: Oklahoma State (65)


Post your Week 1 picks in this thread
 
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Important notes for 2020:
1. The weeks are based off ESPN's weekly schedule. Here's the link. There are only 9 games scheduled for week 1. OSU and other power 5 schools don't kick off until week 2.

2. Make sure to predict a total score every week because this will determine the winner of the game if things get shut down mid season.

3. This game will not extend into the spring season. We'll start a new game in the spring if there's enough interest.

4. Absolutely zero political or social justice discussion allowed in these threads. I don't want to run the risk of getting them locked or removed.

5. Have fun & GO POKES!
 
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Apparently the Big 10 is considering starting their season as early as Thanksgiving weekend. Any conference that starts their season during the fall will be included in this game. This is a fluid situation, so we'll have to see what happens.