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Week 8 of Bruins Nation Pac-12 Pick 'Em Produces A New Winner

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Another week, another first-time winner, but familiar names remain at the top of the overall leaderboard.

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The results from week 8 are in, and we have a another first-time winner in Bruins Nation Pac-12 Pick 'Em. But before I announce the name of this week's champion, I have a special tribute for him:

Without further ado, the week 8 winner of Bruins Nation Pac-12 Pick 'Em is... BruinBandDad!

BruinBandDad earned 15 points last week to top five other contestants with 14 points. The five runners-up are Gobruins2015, BornBruin, Pezz, ucla805, and Matt. Congratulations to all, but especially to BruinBandDad for capturing his first weekly award.

The results from week 8 have created substantial changes to the leaderboard. Here's what it looks like heading into week 9 of the competition:

Rank Pick Set Name Total Dropped W-L
1 Silicon Valley Bob 96 0 96-71
2 IE Angel 96 0 96-71
3 Insomnia333 90 0 90-77
4 4thGenBruin 89 0 89-78
5 GK4ucla 88 0 88-79
6 LawBruin 87 0 87-80
7 BetaBruin69 87 0 87-65
8 FYI - Am I Winning? 87 0 87-80
9 OC Bruin 87 0 87-80
10 Matt 86 0 86-81
11 The Ghost of Red Sanders 86 0 86-81
12 Bruin05 85 0 85-82
13 Shepley 84 0 84-68
14 Click Clack One More Year Jack 84 0 84-83
15 BruinBandDad 83 0 83-65
16 BruinfanWill 83 0 83-84
17 BruinDE 83 0 83-69
18 ucla805 82 0 82-70
19 Westwood One 80 0 80-72
20 Always Perkin the Bruins 80 0 80-87
21 Hierophant 80 0 80-87
22 Gobruins2015 79 0 79-88
23 bruin4life 79 0 79-88
24 HeyLewiMan 79 0 79-73
25 Bruin15 77 0 77-90
26 UcLAkerams 77 0 77-75
27 Bishop Bruin 76 0 76-76
28 Ucla11 74 0 74-78
29 uclaluv 74 0 74-72
30 JayG 72 0 72-80

Silicon Valley Bob has pulled even with IE Angel for the top spot, leaving a relatively large 6 point gap between the top two and third place Insomnia333. 4thGenBruin is also 4thPlaceBruin at the moment--7 points behind the co-leaders. GK4ucla rounds out the top-5 and is 8 points back, while four other competitors are tied for sixth and are trailing by 9 points.

Since we are nearing the end of the competition, I feel obliged to remind everyone once again that after the final week of Pac-12 Pick 'Em, each contestant's lowest weekly score will be dropped, which is certain to result in a fair amount of movement in the overall standings.

For those interested in joining the contest to compete for weekly bragging rights, go to Yahoo's College Football Pick 'Em and sign up for our group using the information provided below:

Our Group Name is: Bruins Nation

Our Group ID is: 13573

Our Group Password is: BruinRevolution

I usually end the Pac-12 Pick 'Em update with a reminder of the deadline for the week's first game. However, Yahoo's College Football Pick'em is very late in posting the schedule for the week. It appears that the first game will start at 9:00 AM PST on Saturday, November 21st, but be sure to check for yourself later in the week so that you don't miss the deadline.

As always, good luck and Go BRUINS!