28 and counting
We’re back at it for the
28th season. Pigskin Mania registration is underway.
We don’t have any new rules and
the entry fee is still $60,
but there are a couple of items to note as we head into
the new season.
The 2019-2020 season starts the
weekend of Aug. 29 to Sept. 2 (Labor Day weekend). The
first week is all college games.
The season will last 20 weeks
because the CFB Championship game has been pushed all
the way to January 13. In order to keep the tradition of
the national championship game being the final
Special, we are extending the season to that weekend,
which will include the four games of the second round of
NFL playoffs. The 2019-2020
schedule is updated.
Even though there will be only
five games played in Week 20, the payouts for perfect
weeks will not change. It’s still $60 for a perfect week
that includes a Lock and the Special, and it’s $30 for all
other perfect weeks.
Pulley96 are the defending champions
after they tied for first last season with a pool record 71 points.
The early leader for the Week 1
Pigskin Special is Oregon vs.
Auburn, a game that is being played in Arlington, Texas.
Auburn is currently a 2.5-point favorite.
The pool had 910 entries last
year. History has shown that the size of the pool
increases each year. It increased by 81 players from
2017 to 2018 so it’s conceivable we could approach 1,000
players or maybe go over the top.
In light of those numbers, we
regret to inform you that the archives with individual
performances over the history of the pool are no longer
being compiled. We still have all the historical
information and we might refer to it during the course
of the season. But the changeover to PM IDs and the
increasing number of players in the pool make it too
time-consuming to compile each year.
We still will be able to keep
the Streaks Without a Perfect Week
as a conversation piece, and we can still maintain the
record book for
individual season records.
Standings for each
year of the pool will still be on the site for
players to look back and see some of the history.
Aside from that, we’re getting
ready to go.
Please read and follow the
directions on the Registration
page to make sure things to smoothly. If you have any
questions, don’t hesitate to drop us an email at
We’re going to figure out a way to keep
you updated on whether your registration is complete to
limit the number of inquiries for The Poolmaster to
respond to. We ask for your patience on that.
Thanks and let’s go.