2023 Event Summary: College Football

Status: Completed

RULES: COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Q1: 2023 Season
The top ~50 teams have been tiered.

Select eight teams (2 from Tier1 and 3 each from Tier2 and Tier3).

Your eight teams will earn points as follows:
...7 pts for each win
..15 pts for a conference title game win*
..10 pts for a bowl berth**
..20 pts for a playoff berth**
..15 pts for a bowl or playoff semifinal win
..25 pts for an NCAA Title

* Independents cannot claim this bonus
** A team can earn a bowl bonus or a playoff bonus, but not both.

There are a few more NCAA football teams out there. If you wish to select a team which we didn't load, just email sportsdecathlon@yahoo.com and we'll get it loaded into Tier3.

Picks lock Thu 8/31 at 5p Pacific

2023/24 Bowls and Playoffs

As usual, we pick against the spread. This year, we are breaking the games up into 4 groups:
* Group 1 - 17 Bowls from Dec 16 thru Dec 23. Pick any 6, 10 pts each for beating the spread
* Group 2 - 18 Bowls from Dec 26 thru Jan 2. Pick any 6, 10 pts each
* Group 3 - The 4 major Bowls excluding the CFP Playoff games. Pick all 4, 12 pts each
* Group 4 - CFP playoffs (semifinals and championship). Pick all 3, 15/20 pts each

In Groups 1 and 2, you may choose any 6 winners. You can even pick both sides of a matchup if you'd like to lock in a win a loss. In Groups 3 and 4, you must choose a winner for each game - ignore seeds; they only exist to ensure that you pick one team from each game. Your regular season picks will continue to earn bonuses for winning bowl games outright.

Group 1 is open now. Groups 2, 3 and 4 will open about a week before their first games. Each group will lock just before its first game. We will send out reminders when groups open or are close to locking. Once a group locks, you will not be able to pick (even future games) without a penalty.

Final Note: If a game is cancelled for any reason, picks for both teams will earn 0 points. If a game is rescheduled, Decathlon Management will make an executive decision on how to proceed based primarily on how much time there is left to re-pick.

 
POINT RECAP: COLLEGE FOOTBALL

2023 Tier1
Answer #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
B10 Michigan 168 105 15 0 20 15 25 180
B10 Ohio State 93 77 0 10 0 0 0 87
SEC Alabama 57 84 15 0 20 0 0 119
SEC Georgia 266 91 0 10 0 15 0 116
2023 Tier2
Answer #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
ACC Clemson 175 63 0 10 0 15 0 88
ACC Florida St 89 91 15 10 0 0 0 116
ACC Pitt 1 21 0 0 0 0 0 21
B10 Iowa 3 70 0 10 0 0 0 80
B10 Penn St 50 70 0 10 0 0 0 80
B10 Wisconsin 11 49 0 10 0 0 0 59
B12 Kansas St 9 63 0 10 0 15 0 88
B12 TCU 6 35 0 0 0 0 0 35
B12 Texas 176 84 15 0 20 0 0 119
IND Notre Dame 27 70 0 10 0 15 0 95
P12 Oregon 18 84 0 10 0 15 0 109
P12 USC 208 56 0 10 0 15 0 81
P12 Utah 5 56 0 10 0 0 0 66
SEC LSU 91 70 0 10 0 15 0 95
SEC Ole Miss 1 77 0 10 0 15 0 102
SEC Tennessee 6 63 0 10 0 15 0 88
2023 Tier3
Answer #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
ACC Louisville 8 70 0 10 0 0 0 80
ACC NC State 1 63 0 10 0 0 0 73
ACC North Carolina 35 56 0 10 0 0 0 66
AMER SMU 10 77 15 10 0 0 0 102
AMER Tulane 131 77 0 10 0 0 0 87
AMER UTSA 21 63 0 10 0 15 0 88
B10 Illinois 3 35 0 0 0 0 0 35
B10 Maryland 2 56 0 10 0 15 0 81
B10 Minnesota 1 42 0 10 0 15 0 67
B12 Baylor 8 21 0 0 0 0 0 21
B12 BYU 1 35 0 0 0 0 0 35
B12 Oklahoma 95 70 0 10 0 0 0 80
B12 Texas Tech 13 49 0 10 0 15 0 74
CUSA Liberty 4 91 15 10 0 0 0 116
CUSA WKU 77 56 0 10 0 15 0 81
MAC Ohio 5 70 0 10 0 15 0 95
MAC Toledo 110 77 0 10 0 0 0 87
MW Air Force 9 63 0 10 0 15 0 88
MW Boise State 112 56 15 10 0 0 0 81
MW Fresno State 5 63 0 10 0 15 0 88
P12 Oregon State 24 56 0 10 0 0 0 66
P12 UCLA 11 56 0 10 0 15 0 81
P12 Washington 109 98 15 0 20 15 0 148
SEC Arkansas 1 28 0 0 0 0 0 28
SEC Florida 9 35 0 0 0 0 0 35
SEC Texas A&M 22 49 0 10 0 0 0 59
SEC South Carolina 2 35 0 0 0 0 0 35
SUN James Madison 6 77 0 10 0 0 0 87
SUN South Alabama 14 49 0 10 0 15 0 74
SUN Troy 27 77 15 10 0 0 0 102
Bowls: Group 1
Answer #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Myrtle Beach: GeorgiaSo -3˝ 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Myrtle Beach: Ohio +3˝ 47 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
New Orleans: JacksonvilleSt -2˝ 79 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
New Orleans: Louisiana +2˝ 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cure: AppalachianSt -5˝ 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cure: Miami(OH) +5˝ 48 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
New Mexico: NMSU -2˝ 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Mexico: FresnoSt +2˝ 30 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
LA: UCLA -2˝ 126 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
LA: BoiseSt +2˝ 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independence: TexasTech -2˝ 80 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Independence: Cal +2˝ 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Toastery: OldDominion -2˝ 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Toastery: WesternKY +2˝ 50 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Frisco: UTSA -9˝ 114 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Frisco: Marshall +9˝ 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Boca Raton: Syracuse -3˝ 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Boca Raton: SouthFlorida +3˝ 29 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Gasparilla: UCF -5˝ 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gasparilla: GA Tech +5˝ 45 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Birmingham: Troy -6˝ 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Birmingham: Duke +6˝ 37 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Camellia: NoIllinois -0˝ 20 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Camellia: ArkansasSt +0˝ 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Armed Forces: JMU -3˝ 88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Armed Forces: AirForce +3˝ 50 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
FIPotato: UtahSt -1˝ 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FIPotato: GeorgiaSt +1˝ 12 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
68Ventures: SoAlabama -15˝ 14 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
68Ventures: EMichigan +15˝ 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Las Vegas: Utah -7˝ 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Las Vegas: Northwestern +7˝ 53 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Hawaii: SanJoseSt -9˝ 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hawaii: CoastalCarolina +9˝ 21 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Bowls: Group 2
Answer #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Quick Lane: Minnesota -3˝ 46 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Quick Lane: BowlingGreen +3˝ 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1st Responder: TexasSt -4˝ 30 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
1st Responder: Rice +4˝ 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Guaranteed Rate: Kansas -12˝ 36 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Guaranteed Rate: UNLV +12˝ 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military: VirginiaTech -9˝ 39 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Military: Tulane +9˝ 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mayo: WestVirginia -6˝ 39 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Mayo: NorthCarolina +6˝ 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Holiday: Louisville -7˝ 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Holiday: USC +7˝ 40 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Texas: TexasA&M -2˝ 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Texas: OklahomaSt +2˝ 70 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Fenway: SMU -10˝ 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fenway: BostonCollege +10˝ 28 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Pinstripe: Miami -1˝ 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pinstripe: Rutgers +1˝ 63 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Pop Tarts: KansasSt -3˝ 24 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Pop Tarts: NorthCarolinaSt +3˝ 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alamo: Arizona -2˝ 63 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Alamo: Oklahoma +2˝ 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gator: Clemson -5˝ 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gator: Kentucky +5˝ 34 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Sun: NotreDame -6˝ 69 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Sun: OregonSt +6˝ 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liberty: IowaSt -8˝ 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liberty: Memphis +8˝ 17 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Music City: Auburn -2˝ 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Music City: Maryland +2˝ 16 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Arizona: Wyoming -3˝ 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arizona: Toledo +3˝ 29 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
ReliaQuest: LSU -6˝ 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ReliaQuest: Wisconsin +6˝ 14 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Citrus: Tennessee -7˝ 73 10 0 0 0 0 0 10
Citrus: Iowa +7˝ 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowls: Group 3
Answer (Seed Pts) #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Fiesta: Oregon -17˝ (1) 191 12 0 0 0 0 0 12
Fiesta: Liberty +17˝ (1) 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cotton: Missouri -0˝ (2) 73 12 0 0 0 0 0 12
Cotton: OhioSt +0˝ (2) 210 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peach: PennSt -3˝ (4) 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peach: OleMiss +3˝ (4) 135 12 0 0 0 0 0 12
Orange: Georgia -13˝ (8) 236 12 0 0 0 0 0 12
Orange: FloridaSt +13˝ (8) 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CFP Semifinals
Answer (Seed Pts) #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Sugar: Texas -3˝ (1) 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sugar: Washington +3˝ (1) 151 15 0 0 0 0 0 15
Rose: Michigan -1˝ (2) 127 15 0 0 0 0 0 15
Rose: Alabama +1˝ (2) 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CFP Championship
Answer #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Michigan -4˝ 116 20 0 0 0 0 0 20
Washington +4˝ 165 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hover over Category Titles to view Description and Point Multipliers

 
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2   The Rodfather 1091
3   That Ain't Mayo 1083
4   Shake N Bake 1077
5   Project Badass 1067
6   SLOMIKE 1060
7   Decanterthon 1059
8   Triple H 1046
9   Brodermp 1041
10   Attack Each Day 1038
--   The Acorn Army 1038
12   Not Ivan Toney 1034
13   Nova 2014 1033
14   Car Ramrod 1031
15   Syosset Shysters 1030
16   Always Next Year 1029
--   Truffle Butter Express 1029
18   HMD Industries 1028
19   Postcards from Sean 1027
--   Steven Seagal 1027
--   The Saucemen 1027
--   Uff 1027
23   Pinche Gringos 1022
24   Stankford 1019
25   Tasty Waves 1015
26   92%ers 1014
27   Walton's World 1013
28   In play out(s) 1011
--   The Joe West Show 1011
30   The 209 1008
31   Darkness Retreat 1007
--   TrueSpartan 1007
33   Benson-Marcus All Stars 1005
34   Meow Meow Meow 1004
35   Edwin Jackson is Immaculate 1003
--   KP8 MVP 1003
37   GOAT 1001
38   Let's Go Mets! 1000
39   Off the Handle 998
--   Philly Dawgs 998
41   NatiFish 997
42   Make America Gronk Again 996
--   SHTigers 996
--   The Salty Dogs 996
45   Kick Names Take Ass 995
--   Nax Squared 995
47   Sacrifice Blunts 994
48   Boiling Hot Dog Water 993
--   BooneBetterBeGoneByTheEndOfThisDecathlon 993
--   Just Win Baby 993
51   #1 Joe Flacco Fan 990
--   One Eyed Monsters 990
53   1HitWonderz 989
--   Johnny Utah 989
55   Dangerous Midge and the PissAnts 988
--   Shadynasty's 988
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58   DRM2023 986
--   phart 986
60   Special K's 985
--   The Caine-Hackman Theory 985
62   MyWifeHidMyBonerPills 984
63   Spread the Love 983
64   EtAl 982
--   idontrecall 982
66   Fox Mulder 981
67   Nerd Alert! 980
68   irishby21 978
--   ScudderRoad 978
70   DoubleDown11 977
--   RaymondBabbitt 977
72   JDE 976
--   SoHoGoat 976
--   SubwayHero 976
75   Boopers McGee 975
--   Fonzinoons 975
--   Hondo 975
--   MudsharkInvestments 975
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80   Killer B's 974
--   Sportwonks 974
82   Heinz Kitzvelvet 973
83   Big Red Leopards 969
--   Fightin' Amish 969
85   EZ Winners 968
--   Kissing Cousins 968
--   The Regular Guy Look 968
88   Team Quack 967
89   Caffeine Achiever 965
--   Krudler 965
91   Bye Shane 964
92   BushwoodBlaster 963
--   Painted Balls 963
--   Team Devlin 963
95   Send Paul, Alphonse, and Andoni Pix 962
96   CoLo for the win 961
97   Greatpoint 958
--   Van Buren Boys 958
99   Aces4U 956
100   Pare La Musica 955
101   Tequila Howie 953
102   Creepy n Pervy 952
--   Goetta Gang 952
--   HenryDoy 952
--   Picks out for Harambe 952
--   The Wild Bunch 952
--   ZFG 952
108   fallfromgrace 951
109   The Bizuation 950
110   NY Jets Are Killing Me 949
111   Casual Craigslist Connections 948
--   Literally Joe Sheisty 948
--   NonameBret 948
--   The Lazer Show 948
115   LucCon2024 946
--   Wasted Tacos 946
117   Art Vandelay 944
--   DEATH ROW 944
--   Straw boys 944
120   Pitter Patter 943
--   Sslefton 943
122   Ashley Remembered 941
--   Bearvers 941
124   #1 Seed Killers 940
--   KwazeyBonez 940
126   Do Wrong Right 939
--   Drool Monkeys 939
128   Chudley Cannons 937
--   Hawks 937
130   Sleehrats 936
131   Golden Earrings 935
132   Grey Horse Shelby 934
--   I’ll think of one later 934
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135   Longmires 931
--   The Catch 931
137   3 IN THE STINK featuring FOTS 929
--   Degenerates 929
--   Patatas 929
140   ATHLETICS 928
--   San Jose State Superfan 928
--   The return of 655 Stanley 928
143   Fully Krausened 926
144   Barkley's Boyz 925
--   G.B.G. Campaign 925
--   Go Bulldogs! 925
--   JustFly 925
--   Scouse Poets 925
--   The Usual Suspects 925
150   Eddie and the Cruisers 924
151   Managing Managers 922
--   Super Sloth 922
153   Famous Jewish Sports Legends 920
--   JoeRobbieStadium 920
--   Mikes Dec Pics 920
156   Favre's Dick Picks 918
157   Chicks Dig The Long Ball!! 917
--   Ron Barr All Stars 917
159   Jimmy Dugan 915
--   SF49ers 915
161   Gronkey Kong 912
--   Ramblers 912
163   Team Beno 911
164   Here for The Feeding 910
--   Super Cody Bros. 910
--   The Yellow Sheet 910
167   Brooklynboyz 909
--   Sleepy 909
169   VFL's 908
170   Don’t Get Dead 907
171   Five Oompa Loompas 906
--   Tundra Prius 906
173   Fifth Wheel 905
--   Rounders 905
175   Junior Stargazers 901
176   The Driving Crooners 900
177   Russell The Muscle 899
--   SportsFanatic 899
179   Killerkash 898
--   Nostradumass 898
181   AFC East Beasts 897
--   TRYAN43 897
183   17-0 895
--   DOCK ELLIS 895
185   Big Ragu 894
--   Comeback Kid 894
187   Seven21 893
188   Chuckleheads 891
189   Atlantic City Knights 888
190   NoelG27 885
--   WarOtto 885
192   BigB 884
--   Famous Potatoes 884
194   JJBC All-Stars 883
195   Go Gamecocks 882
--   Sock finger 882
197   The513 881
198   Favre's Prick Picks 880
--   StevieFranchise10 880
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201   A2MT 879
--   Stat Arb 4 DumDums 879
--   The Hatchmen 879
204   BarEviction 878
205   DumpsterFire23 875
206   JumpingBrook 874
--   Shart Garfunkel 874
208   Johnny Backpacks 873
--   ShipWrecked 873
210   johnlb470 872
--   ppschwa 872
--   Seventh Heaven 872
--   The Dancing Bears 872
214   Handsy Docs 871
215   Password is Taco 867
216   Low Expectations 866
--   Smarties-National Champs 21'&22' 866
--   soccerdan 866
219   Edge Best 865
220   Warr 864
221   DingleBerries 863
222   Dirty Sanchezs 862
223   MarsExplorer2023 861
--   The Hameltoes 861
225   3 girls 1 schmuck 860
--   New Miami Patfins 860
--   P.Swayze 860
--   Telemarketing Aces 860
229   Dad Boner 859
--   Solo's Roast Beef 859
--   Valimorons 859
232   Third Wheel 858
--   Thor's Hammers 858
234   literal lee 856
235   Arsenal 855
236   Cinghiale 854
237   Brick’Shithouse 853
--   Faceless Man 853
--   Gyros & Souvlaki 853
--   The Fighting Tuckmans 853
241   Four Loko 850
--   I am Kenough 850
243   The Fast Cheetas 843
244   The Corporate Elbow 842
245   NIASKOS 841
246   GutterTrojans 840
247   We Don't Talk About Bruno 839
248   The C.O.S.T.A. System 837
--   Twice As Nice 837
250   POKER BOYS 836
--   Shorties Revival 836
252   Pepe Silvia 834
--   West Virginia Party Boy 834
254   Jake Picks Winners 831
255   Party Like It's 09 830
--   Red Deaths 830
257   Little Yerry Stackhouse 827
--   Zander FC 827
259   David Hasselhoff 821
260   Sixth Sense 819
261   Horn Dogs 818
262   RunForrestRun 814
263   Boo-Yah! 813
264   Sexy Rexy Grossman 812
265   The Dude Abides 811
--   The Godfather 811
267   Buckle Up 810
268   bmac 802
--   HBro's 802
270   Thing Two 798
271   Magic Fountain 793
272   Philly 792
273   CzechMate 785
274   Stacey's Momz Got it Going On 779
275   Rusty's Raiders 778
276   Hard Rock’s $$$ 777
277   Crowndawg likes tacos 776
278   Los Birdos 774
279   Juan 769
280   Big Red 766
281   Milertim3 765
--   Tycats Litterbox 765
283   Brandon Scott’s Tots 763
284   EssoTMB 745
285   Gambling$$ 732
286   C.O.S.T.A system 724
287   Total Devastation 722
288   Kenyon’s Not So Great Picks 701
289   Tables 672
290   Fargin Iceholes 671
291   Apparentlyretired 653
292   Prophesee 587
293   The Usual Suspects 20