Ten weeks down, one to go. This is the final chance for contenders to score big and overtake the overall leader. It's the week that will separate the winner from the losers.
But before we get to the leaderboard, we should look back on the results from week 10. Although it was a disheartening weekend for UCLA fans, the battle between the Bruins and the Boys from Troy was just one of 22 games on the Bruins Nation Pac-12 Pick 'Em slate. Like most of us, GK4ucla got that game wrong, but he got 14 other games right to lead the field last week. Three contestants--Bruin05, Silicon Valley Bob, and uclaluv--finished in a tie for second place with 13 points, and three more competitors--Matt, BruinDE, and Gobruins2015 finished with 12 points, two behind the leader.
Congratulations to GK4ucla for a clutch win heading into the final week of Pac-12 Pick 'Em!
Here's the leaderboard after 10 weeks of the competition:
|Rank||Contestant||Total||Lowest Score||Revised Total|
|1||Silicon Valley Bob||120||9||111|
|T9||FYI - Am I Winning?||110||7||103|
|T15||The Ghost of Red Sanders||106||7||99|
Please note that the overall winner will be determined by the revised totals that discard the lowest weekly score for each competitor.
With just one week to go, Silicon Valley Bob has a two point lead over BetaBruin, and a five point lead over IE Angel, GK4ucla, and Shepley. Three contestants (Insomnia333, BruinBandDad, and BruinDE) are locked in a tie for sixth place, five points behind the leader, and another three contestants (4thGenBruin, Matt, and FYI - Am I Winning?)are tied for ninth place, six points behind the leader.
With just 15 games on the Pac-12 Pick 'Em schedule this week, it seems extremely likely that the competition will come down to a battle between Silicon Valley Bob and BetaBruin. However, it's worth noting that Silicon Valley Bob can earn no less than nine points this week--anything less than a 9 this week would become his low score, which would then be discarded. That's a pretty substantial advantage in a week with a relatively small number of games slated.
The first game in week 11 of Bruins Nation Pac-12 Pick 'Em is Bowling Green at Northern Illinois on Friday at 5:00 PM PST. Please make sure you don't miss the entry deadline in the final week of the contest!
Finally, thank you to everyone who joined the competition this season and good luck this week. Go BRUINS!