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You can set up a league or join a league within any pool. Leagues are optional.
Leagues include a built-in email and text chat feature and a leaderboard.
Leagues have various scoring options to customize the league to your preferences.
To start a league for a pool, enter a league name, set your options, and invite people to join.
To join a league, either accept an invitation from a league commissioner or join an open league, if available.
poolsbyround sends league invitations by email.
A player can be in only 1 league per pool. To play in multiple leagues, set up another player.
If your league ends in a tie, the tiebreaker entry that is closest to the total points scored in the last game of the pool, wins the league.
League members still compete on the overall pool leaderboard on the home page as well as their own league leaderboard.
Bowl Games - League Options
Options affect how many points are awarded for a correct pick for players in the league. Other options affect how the league works.
For the Bowl Games, without any scoring options turned on, all correct picks are worth 1 point each.
The point value for each pick, along with other team info, is shown on the bracket picks page. Hover over the points shown there for more scoring info for each team.
Underdogs and bigger bowl games are worth more points (recommended):
This option provides our best scoring system and the best game experience.
Picking the winner of bigger bowl games rewards players with more points.
For example, the CFP National Championship Game is worth 6 times as much as the smaller early bowls.
Also with this option, an underdog's pick is worth more than a favorite's pick.
An example of this point system can be seen on the picks page.
Point values are based on the point spread of the game and may change as the spread changes.
This option is used when calculating points on the overall home page leaderboard.
See other league members' picks before the pick deadline:
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.
Options can only be changed by the league commissioner.
League options do not affect players' points on the overall leaderboard on the home page. Depending on the league options selected, your league points may be different from your overall leaderboard points.