College Football Season - League Options
Scoring options determine how many points are awarded for a correct pick for players in a league. Other options determine how the league works. Most options can be changed anytime during the pool.
For the college football season pool, without any scoring options turned on, all correct picks are worth 10 points each.
The point value for each pick, along with other team info, is shown on the picks page once picks are available. Hover over the points shown there for more scoring info for each team. You can try different league options here and then see the resulting point values on the picks page.
Weekly player matchups determine the league winner:
Match Play
With this option ON, players are matched up against another league member each week, similar to fantasy football. The player with the most points wins the weekly match. The best W/L record at the end of the season wins the league.
With this option OFF, the player with the most total points at the end of the season wins the league.
Play Beat the Spread instead of Pick the Winners:
Pick which teams will beat the spread instead of picking which teams will win the game.
This option uses the point spreads displayed on the picks page to determine the correct pick.
Both teams' picks in each game are worth the same number of points.
Favorite Conference:  
Conference Preference
For your convenience, poolsbyround automatically pre-selects games each week for your league to pick from.
Select your favorite conference or keep the default setting (10 best college games nationwide each week).
If you select a favorite conference, more emphasis will be placed on those conference teams when poolsbyround pre-selects the games of the week.
If you change your favorite conference setting after making a pick, the new setting will not take effect until the next round.
Select games to pick from:  
Select Games
Select Yes: The commish can add or remove any games before making picks available for league players. The commish must approve the games each week before league players can pick games.
Select No: League players pick from the pre-selected games. No commish approval needed.
If you change this setting after making a pick, the new setting will not take effect until the next round.
Underdogs are worth more points:
Underdogs are worth more points
With this option, instead of a pick being worth 10 points, an underdog's pick will be worth 11, 12, 13, etc points.
Conversely, a favorite's pick will be worth 9, 8, 7, etc points.
Points values are based on the point spread of the game. Point values may change as the spread changes.
Include the bonus game:
Weekly Bonus Game
Each week, one game (preselected by poolsbyround) will have it's point values doubled.
Include Parlay:
Parlay
To play parlay, a player selects 3 games in a round to parlay.
Players win extra points if they pick all of the parlay games correctly.
Players lose 4 points if they pick any parlay game incorrectly.
The picks page shows the potential parlay points to win based on the parlay games selected.
Parlay is not available without the Underdog option turned on.
Allow league members to risk extra points on each game's pick:
Risk extra points on each game's pick option
When the 'risk' choice is selected for a pick, you win extra points for a correct pick or lose points for an incorrect pick.
When 'risk' is not selected, you do not lose points for an incorrect pick.
This league option is only available when the Underdogs option or the Beat the Spread option is used.
Include Over/Under Picks:  
Over/Under
Players pick whether the total points scored in a game will be OVER or UNDER the posted number.
Win 5 or 10 points for correct over/under picks. Lose 5 or 10 points for wrong ones. League players don't have to make over/under selections. Players who make over/under picks do not necessarily have an advantage since there is a 50/50 chance to win or lose points.
See other league members' picks before the pick deadlines:
See other league members' picks before the pick deadlines
Typically you can only see other league members' picks after a game begins.
With this option, players can always see league competitors' picks.
Players can change their picks until a game begins.
Allow commish to make late picks for league players:
Commish can make late picks for others
Turn this option 'on' if the commish needs the ability to make late picks for league members.
Use the settings icon to the right of each player's name on the leaderboard to make their picks.
Late picks are indicated on the leaderboard by an asterisk next to each round's points.
Options can only be changed by the league commissioner.
League options do not affect players' points on the All Players leaderboards on the home page. Depending on the league options selected, your league points may be different from your All Players leaderboard points.
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