Thursday, August 28, 2008

Pick Six: 2008 | by Pat

We're really cutting it close this year, but here is the 2008 version of the BGS Pick Six.

Before we get started though, apologies for not properly closing out last year's contest. Here are the final results of the 2007 season. A hearty congratulations to co-champions mightyeskimo and Killian's Red. If you're still reading the blog, get in touch with us via email.

Now back to 2008. Long-time readers know how the poll works, but for you newer readers, here's the scoop:

1. The AP Top 25 is split into five different groups: 1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-25. Here are this year's groups.

A - Georgia, Ohio State, Southern Cal, Oklahoma, Florida
B - Missouri, LSU, West Virginia, Clemson, Auburn
C - Texas, Texas Tech, Wisconsin, Kansas, Arizona State
D - Brigham Young, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, South Florida, Illinois
E - Oregon, Penn State, Wake Forest, Alabama, Pittsburgh
2. You get to select one team from each group. You also select one unranked team. The idea is to pick the 6 teams you think will finish the highest in the final, post-bowl game AP Poll.

3. The scoring system works as follows. You get 25 points for having the #1 team, 24 points for the #2 team, on down to 1 point for the #25 team. Unranked teams get zero points.

4. The winner is the person at the end of the year with the most points, which translates to the most highly-ranked teams.

5. The winner will be sent some kitschy, awful, or hilarious piece of college football memorabilia, as selected by Team BGS. Unfortunately we don't have a prize picked out at this moment. Suggestions are welcome.

With games starting tonight, polling will close at some point this evening. So hurry up and don't delay. Click the link below and start picking.

Good luck!