Okay, we’re off to a good start. Everyone got at least one right last week, and 15 called them all! No easy feat for Week 1!
The standings are posted here. Remember the new rankings rules mean that the aggregate spread is now more heavily-weighted than the percentage correct, so the standings look a little different than they would have last year.
Here are the rules, in a nutshell:
Each week I will start a thread, like this one, listing the games being played that week.
To join in, just start making picks. You can join in at any time, but the later you join the harder it will be to catch up.
To make your picks, reply to the thread, stating which teams you think will win. You can elaborate or pontificate all you want, but the predicted winners must be obvious at a glance.
In order to be accepted, your post must be made prior to the scheduled kickoff. No exceptions for any reason.
If you want to change your pick prior to game time, post another reply. DO NOT change your original post.
At the end of the week, the standings will be posted. Rankings are based on the number of correct picks, followed by the aggregate spread (point spread of games picked correctly minus point spread of games picked incorrectly), followed by the percentage of correct picks.
At the end of the season, the top 8 participants will qualify to make picks for the post-season.
And now, here are the games for Week 2:
Winnipeg @ Montreal
Toronto @ B.C.
Calgary @ Saskatchewan
Edmonton @ Hamilton