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Welcome to the 2017-2018 Bowl Pool

Todd George is the winner of the 2017-2018 Dirty Dozen Bowl Pool with 72 points.

There was a three-way tie for first place. The tiebreaker was total points in the Sugar Bowl. Todd had 38 points. The total was 30. Joshua Anderson finished second with 44.5 points in the tiebreaker. Beejan Mehrabani was third with 69 points.

Todd collects $1,182.50 for the win.

There were no extra prizes for ties therefore the totals at right are the official payouts for the pool. The pool paid through 31st place. Individual prizes are listed in the standings below.

All the picks are posted at this link.

All prizes will be paid out when the regular season payouts are made. Winners will get instructions via email on how to collect your winnings.

Place Total Pot $3,190.00
1st Place 50% $1,182.50
2nd Place 25% $591.25
3rd Place 12% $283.80
4th Place 8% $189.20
5th Place 5% $118.25
6th-12th Place and ties $50.00  
13th-Top 10% and ties $25.00  

Schedule of Games and Results (Listed game times are Mountain Standard Time)

Winning picks highlighted in  NAVY. Losing picks highlighted in  GRAY.

Bowl Date, Time Favorite Line Underdog Score
Heart of Dallas Dec. 26, 11:30 AM Utah 7 West Virginia Utah 30, West Virginia 14
Quick Lane Dec. 26, 3:15 PM Duke 5 N. Illinois Duke 36, N. Illinois 14
Cactus Dec. 26, 7:00 PM Kansas St. 2.5 UCLA Kansas St. 35, UCLA 17
Independence Dec. 27, 11:30 AM Florida St. 16.5 Southern Miss Florida St. 42, Southern Miss 13
Pinstripe Dec. 27, 3:15 PM Iowa 2.5 Boston College Iowa 27, Boston College 20
Foster Farms Dec. 27, 6:30 PM Arizona 3.5 Purdue Purdue 38, Arizona 35
Texas Dec. 27, 7:00 PM Missouri 2.5 Texas Texas 33, Missouri 16
Military Dec. 28, 11:30 AM Navy 1 Virginia Navy 49, Virginia 7
Camping World Dec. 28, 3:15 PM Oklahoma St. 4 Virginia Tech Oklahoma St. 30, Virginia Tech 21
Alamo Dec. 28, 7:00 PM TCU 2.5 Stanford TCU 39, Stanford 37
Holiday Dec. 28, 7:00 PM Washington St. 2.5 Michigan St. Michigan St. 42, Washington St. 17
Belk  Dec. 29, 11:00 AM Wake Forest 3 Texas AM Wake Forest 55, Texas AM 52
Sun Dec. 29, 1:00 PM N. Carolina St. 6.5 Arizona St. N. Carolina St. 52, Arizona St. 31
Music City Dec. 29, 2:30 PM Northwestern 7.5 Kentucky Northwestern 24, Kentucky 23
Arizona Dec. 29, 3:30 PM Utah St. 4 New Mexico St. New Mexico St. 26, Utah St. 20
Cotton Dec. 29, 6:30 PM Ohio St. 7.5 Southern Cal Ohio St. 24, Southern Cal 7
TaxSlayer Dec. 30, 10:00 AM Louisville 6.5 Mississippi St. Mississippi St. 31, Louisville 27
Liberty Dec. 30, 10:30 AM Memphis 3.5 Iowa St. Iowa St. 21, Memphis 20
Fiesta Dec. 30, 2:00 PM Penn St. 2.5 Washington Penn St. 35, Washington 28
Orange Dec. 30, 6:00 PM Wisconsin 6.5 Miami, Fla. Wisconsin 34, Miami, Fla. 24
Outback Jan. 1, 10:00 AM Michigan 7.5 South Carolina South Carolina 26, Michigan 19
Peach Jan. 1, 10:30 AM Auburn 9.5 C. Florida Auburn 34, C. Florida 27
Citrus Jan. 1, 11:00 AM LSU 3 Notre Dame Notre Dame 21, LSU 17
Rose Jan. 1, 3:00 PM Georgia 1.5 Oklahoma Georgia 54, Oklahoma 48
Sugar Jan. 1, 6:45 PM Alabama 2.5 Clemson Alabama 24, Clemson 6
Standings

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Final Standings  
  Player Pts Poss Cash   Player Pts Poss   Player Pts Poss
1. George, Todd 1 72 72 $1,182.50 106. Pickins, Slim 3 45 45 203. Schimmel, Greg 1 35 35
2. Anderson, Joshua 1 72 72 $591.25 106. Ratzburg, Nik 1 45 45 203. Patterson, Skitch 1 35 35
3. Mehrabani, Beejan 1 72 72 $283.80 106. Mclaughlin, Greg 1 45 45 217. Bidochka, Chris 1 34 34
4. Dewhirst, Emily 1 69 69 $189.20 106. Stephens, John 2 45 45 217. Northrup, Bob 2 34 34
5. Magruder, Jack 1 69 69 $118.25 106. Burns, Bob 1 45 45 217. Northrup, Bob 3 34 34
6. Nintzel, William 1 67 67 $50.00 106. Gonzales, Elaine 1 45 45 217. Henriksen, George 2 34 34
7. Stephens, John 3 66 66 $50.00 106. Schiefer, Dennis 1 45 45 217. Feder, Mike 1 34 34
8. Contreras, Adam 1 64 64 $50.00 106. Armin Hammer 2 45 45 217. Peel, Colin 2 34 34
9. Bonesteel, Matt 1 63 63 $50.00 116. Adams, Brae 1 44 44 217. Korentayer, Dan 2 34 34
10. Peel, Diana 1 63 63 $50.00 116. Akers, Brian 2 44 44 217. Gilman, Tyler 2 34 34
11. Courson, Erik 1 62 62 $50.00 116. Nochaux, Scotty 1 44 44 217. Gilman, Tyler 3 34 34
12. Maguire, Jim 1 62 62 $50.00 116. Fishbain 1 44 44 217. May, Jeffrey 2 34 34
13. Nintzel, Taylor 2 61 61 $25.00 116. Mitchell, Brian 1 44 44 217. Uhring, Rob 1 34 34
14. Rickard, Derek 1 61 61 $25.00 116. Gross, Bill 1 44 44 228. Marris, Rick 1 33 33
15. Agajanian, Carole 1 60 60 $25.00 116. Burmood, Aidan 1 44 44 228. Blancett, Bryan 1 33 33
16. Geary, Jane 3 60 60 $25.00 116. Owens, Andrew 1 44 44 228. Hartattack, Jeff 2 33 33
16. Macfarlane, Brian 2 60 60 $25.00 116. Sokerka, Scott 1 44 44 228. Rivett, Steve 1 33 33
18. Baron, Chet 1 60 60 $25.00 116. Shultz, Andrew 2 44 44 228. Lichtel, Reese 1 33 33
19. Mehrabani, Beejan 2 59 59 $25.00 126. Skinner, Kyle 1 43 43 228. Dewhirst, Derek 1 33 33
20. Thornburg, Andy 1 59 59 $25.00 126. Ballstein, Slappy 1 43 43 228. Smith, Jim 2 33 33
21. Alubowicz, Conner 1 59 59 $25.00 126. Viecelli, Anthony Jr 2 43 43 228. Lee, Gregory 1 33 33
22. Farinsky, John 1 59 59 $25.00 126. Deitz, Gene 1 43 43 228. Vice, Jeff 3 33 33
23. Nintzel, Andy 1 59 59 $25.00 126. Ryan, Charles 1 43 43 237. Peel, Cassie 1 32 32
24. Kahl, Kevin 1 59 59 $25.00 126. Manifold, Greg 1 43 43 237. Badbam22 1 32 32
25. Tangeman, Stan 2 59 59 $25.00 126. Dobbs, Robert 1 43 43 237. Taylor, Dylan 2 32 32
26. Fry, Annette 2 58 58 $25.00 133. Walker, Stanley 3 42 42 237. Ratzburg, Nik 3 32 32
27. Barger, Bryan 2 58 58 $25.00 133. Blutarski, John 2 42 42 237. Blanchard, Jason 1 32 32
28. Sanford, Ryan 3 58 58 $25.00 133. Rickard, Derek 2 42 42 237. Schiefer, Dennis 2 32 32
29. Magruder, Jack 2 58 58 $25.00 133. Washburn, Gary 2 42 42 237. Alubowicz, Brenda 1 32 32
30. Peel, Terry 2 58 58 $25.00 133. Haines, Doug 1 42 42 237. Hobeck, Eric 1 32 32
31. Bennett, David 1 58 58 $25.00 133. Cox, Jess 1 42 42 237. May, Jeffrey 1 32 32
32. Geary, Jane 2 57 57 139. Ketchner, Kevin 3 41 41 237. Finkle, Ray 1 32 32
32. Hart, Mike 3 57 57 139. Campbell, Rodney 1 41 41 247. Smith, Shiloh 1 31 31
34. Boettler, Brian 2 56 56 139. Manifold, Greg 2 41 41 247. Taylor, Dylan 1 31 31
34. Viecelli, Anthony Jr 1 56 56 142. Howard, Jordan 1 40 40 247. Fry, Annette 1 31 31
34. Heleba, Thomas 1 56 56 142. Dick, Richard 1 40 40 247. Schiefer, D&S 1 31 31
34. Hollnagel Jr, Rob 1 56 56 142. Agajanian, Carole 2 40 40 247. Smith, Scott 2 31 31
38. Walker, Stanley 1 55 55 142. Bidochka, Chris 2 40 40 247. Lewis 3 31 31
38. Henriksen, George 1 55 55 142. Boettler, Brian 1 40 40 247. Flores, Mike 1 31 31
38. Pierson, Brad 1 55 55 142. Bonesteel, Matt 2 40 40 254. Pettenger, John 3 30 30
38. Gonzales, Jay 2 55 55 142. Kilgore, Adam 1 40 40 254. Smith, Jordan 3 30 30
42. Beitzel, Mike 1 54 54 142. Marsh, Bryan 1 40 40 254. Crescenzo, Joe 1 30 30
42. Fernbacher, Jack 2 54 54 142. Silver, Josh 2 40 40 254. Paquette, Jamie 1 30 30
42. Paquette, Jamie 2 54 54 142. Currie, Chip 1 40 40 254. Bourguignon, Grady 2 30 30
42. Northrup, Ryan 1 54 54 142. Sanford, Ryan 2 40 40 254. Pettenger, John 2 30 30
42. Nintzel, Taylor 1 54 54 142. Haines, Doug 3 40 40 260. Ater, Nan 1 29 29
42. Mcgrail, Terry 1 54 54 142. Silver, Josh 1 40 40 260. Silva 2, Francisco 2 29 29
48. Bunker 1 53 53 142. Viecelli 1, Chris 1 40 40 260. Blutarski, John 1 29 29
48. Oliveros, Paul 1 53 53 142. Viecelli 3, Chris 3 40 40 260. Northrup, Bob 1 29 29
48. Nintzel, William 2 53 53 157. Ratzburg, Nik 2 39 39 260. Feder, Pattie 1 29 29
48. Messenger, Troy 1 53 53 157. Ballstein, Slappy 2 39 39 265. Medina, Ruben 1 28 28
48. Windex 1 53 53 157. Fernbacher, Jack 3 39 39 265. Campbell, Rodney 2 28 28
53. Moore, Brent 1 52 52 157. Haines, Doug 2 39 39 265. Marris, Rick 2 28 28
53. Cox, Ed 3 52 52 157. Fanning, Chris 1 39 39 265. Sipe, Justin 1 28 28
53. Hartattack, Jeff 1 52 52 157. Northrup, Ryan 2 39 39 265. Gilman, Tyler 1 28 28
53. Janczak, Greg 3 52 52 157. Alubowicz, Brian 1 39 39 265. Pettenger, John 1 28 28
53. Peel, Terry 1 52 52 157. Alubowicz, Brian 2 39 39 265. Cox, Jess 3 28 28
53. Smith, Scott 1 52 52 157. Lewis 2 39 39 272. Akers, Brian 1 27 27
53. Dewhirst, Derek 3 52 52 157. Viecelli 2, Tony 2 39 39 272. Thornburg, Andy 2 27 27
53. Mclaughlin, Pops 1 52 52 157. Wiley, Scott 2 39 39 272. Reid, Pat 1 27 27
53. Deitz, Gene 2 52 52 157. Gonzales, Jay 3 39 39 272. Miller, John 2 27 27
62. Viecelli 2, Chris 2 51 51 157. Allen, Scott 1 39 39 272. Mcgrail, Terry 2 27 27
62. Sokerka, Richard 1 51 51 157. Patterson, Skitch 2 39 39 277. Hart, Mike 1 26 26
62. Sanford, Ryan 1 51 51 157. Whitaker, Jim 1 39 39 277. Cox, John 3 26 26
62. Cox, John 1 51 51 157. Vice, Jeff 1 39 39 277. Palma, Marty 2 26 26
62. Stephens, John 1 51 51 157. Vice, Jeff 2 39 39 277. Janczak, Greg 2 26 26
62. Denunzio, Jon 1 51 51 174. Lichtel, Matt 1 38 38 277. Lewis 1 26 26
62. Smith, Jordan 2 51 51 174. Barger, Bryan 1 38 38 277. Cape, Bob 1 26 26
62. Bourguignon, Grady 1 51 51 174. Ballstein, Slappy 3 38 38 277. Rothlisberger, Ed 1 26 26
70. Akers, Brian 3 50 50 174. Nappy Dugout 1 38 38 277. Wiley, Scott 1 26 26
70. Schrecengost, Jim 1 50 50 174. Viecelli 3, Tony 3 38 38 285. Kahl, Kevin 2 25 25
70. Steinberg, Dan 1 50 50 174. Allen, Scott 2 38 38 285. Pankowski, Joe 1 25 25
70. Geary, Jane 1 50 50 174. Uhring, Rob 3 38 38 287. Silva 2, Francisco 1 24 24
70. Ketchner, Kevin 2 50 50 181. Sembritzki, Thom 1 37 37 287. Sipe, Sam 1 24 24
70. Simpson, Ernest 1 50 50 181. Rene, Salcido 1 37 37 287. Patrick, Brian 1 24 24
70. Mclaughlin, Riley 1 50 50 181. Fisher, Ian 1 37 37 287. Gonzales, Rick 1 24 24
70. Korentayer, Dan 3 50 50 181. Italian Ice 1 37 37 291. Slanina, Thomas 1 23 23
70. Cox, Ed 2 50 50 181. Peel, Brian 1 37 37 291. Vielledent, Bob 1 23 23
79. Vielledent, Marc 1 49 49 181. Nintzel, Andy 2 37 37 291. Silver, Josh 3 23 23
79. Ketchner, Kevin 1 49 49 181. Noze, The 1 37 37 291. Bonedogg 2 23 23
79. Tangeman, Stan 1 49 49 181. Pickins, Slim 1 37 37 291. Shultz, Andrew 1 23 23
79. Purdy, Jim 1 49 49 181. Tomtodoit 1 37 37 296. Lippman, Josh 2 22 22
79. Bonedogg 1 49 49 181. Armin Hammer 1 37 37 296. Janczak, Greg 1 22 22
79. Burmood, Aidan 2 49 49 191. Peel, Tracy 1 36 36 296. Collins, Dale 2 22 22
79. Finley, Ryan 1 49 49 191. Pickins, Slim 2 36 36 296. Magana, Jose 2 22 22
79. Pierson, Dean 1 49 49 191. Lippman, Josh 1 36 36 300. Camen, Andy 1 21 21
87. Baron, Chet 2 48 48 191. Fernbacher, Jack 1 36 36 300. Mclaughlin, Hunter 1 21 21
87. Jefferson, Allen 1 48 48 191. Lear, Eric 1 36 36 300. Cox, Ed 1 21 21
87. Smith, Jordan 1 48 48 191. Viecelli 1, Tony 1 36 36 303. Tangeman, Stan 3 20 20
87. Messenger, Troy 2 48 48 191. Silva 1, Francisco 1 36 36 303. Hart, Mike 2 20 20
87. Billman, Justin 1 48 48 191. Barter, Kent 1 36 36 305. Washburn, Gary 1 19 19
87. Korentayer, Dan 1 48 48 191. Finley, Pat 1 36 36 305. Cox, Jess 2 19 19
87. Hoge, Adam 1 48 48 191. Hodo, Josh 1 36 36 307. Vafinis, Chris 2 18 18
94. Peel, Mike 1 47 47 191. Pankowski, Joe 2 36 36 307. Magana, Jose 1 18 18
94. Peel, Caitlin 1 47 47 191. Uhring, Rob 2 36 36 309. Collins, Dale 1 17 17
94. Walker, Tyler 1 47 47 203. King, Jarrod 1 35 35 310. West, Matt 1 16 16
94. Gross, Bill 2 47 47 203. Miller, John 1 35 35 310. Wiley, Scott 3 16 16
94. Smith, Jim 1 47 47 203. Ronsen 1 35 35 310. Hoyle, Billy 2 16 16
94. Gonzales, Jay 1 47 47 203. Palma, Marty 1 35 35 313. Adams, Brae 2 15 15
94. Nappy Dugout 2 47 47 203. Peel, Brian 2 35 35 313. Cox, John 2 15 15
94. Hammill, Jeremy 1 47 47 203. Walker, Stanley 2 35 35 313. Gonzales, Rick 2 15 15
102. Barger, Kevin 1 46 46 203. Peel, Colin 1 35 35 316. Farinsky, Johanna 2 12 12
102. Gross, Bill 3 46 46 203. Alubowicz, Madison 1 35 35 317. Farinsky, Johanna 1 11 11
102. Macfarlane, Brian 1 46 46 203. Vafinis, Chris 1 35 35 318. Hoyle, Billy 1 10 10
102. Currie, Justin 1 46 46 203. Dewhirst, Derek 2 35 35 319. Ballzie Tribe 1 3 3
106. Bidochka, Chris 3 45 45 203. Jurgensen, Brent 1 35 35
106. Peel, Caitlin 2 45 45 203. Camen, Andy 2 35 35
Rules
  1. Entry fee is $10.

  2. Each player picks 12 point-spread winners from the list of 25 games on this page. Players may choose any 12 games they prefer, leaving 13 games that are not part of their picks.

  3. Players will assign a point value from 12 to 1 for each pick, with a point value of 12 for the game the player believes is the best pick, down to 1 for the player's least favorite pick of the 12 games selected for action.

  4. If a pick covers the point spread, the player scores the points assigned to that game. If the pick does not cover or if there is a push, the player scores zero points for that pick. There are a total of 78 points possible for a player who picks 12 winners.

  5. The winner of the pool is the player who scores the most points.

  6. The tiebreaker is total points for the Sugar Bowl, Alabama vs. Clemson.

  7. The deadline for picks is kickoff of the Heart of Dallas Bowl, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 11:30 a.m. MST (1:30 p.m., EST).

  8. Players must submit at least one entry before the deadline to be able to submit an entry later in the game under the "second-chance" rule.

  9. The pool is open to anyone who submits picks and an entry fee. You do not need to be in the Pigskin Mania regular-season pool to play.

  10. Entry fees must be received by the picks deadline, or, if sent by mail, postmarked no later than Dec. 26 for an entry to be valid. Payment information is below.

  11. Entries must be submitted using the Picks Page. Click on the SUBMIT PICKS graphic after the list of games and point spreads below.

  12. When you submit your picks, you should receive a Confirmation Page. You are advised to double check your picks and print the Confirmation Page. If you do not receive a Confirmation Page, your picks did not go through and you should submit again.

  13. An entry cannot have a team more than once. If you pick a team twice, the pick with the higher value will count and the pick with the lower value will count as a loss.

  14. An entry cannot have both teams from the same game. If you pick both teams in a game, the pick with the higher value will count and the pick with the lower value will count as a loss.

  15. Players may change or correct their picks until the deadline for entries by just resubmitting new picks. Once the deadline passes, any errors in picks will remain as lost games.

  16. Players may submit up to three entries. All three entries can be submitted at the start of the pool or the player may wait and use the second-chance rule to submit additional entries.

  17. Second-Chance Rule.

  1. To be eligible for a second-chance entry, a player must have submitted at least one entry before the pool deadline of kickoff of the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

  2. A player may submit second-chance entries after the picks deadline using any of the remaining games on the schedule.

  3. Players can submit no more than three total entries.

  4. Once a game has started, it can no longer be part of a new entry.

  5. The last deadline for second-chance entries is kickoff of the Music City Bowl, Friday, Dec. 29, 2:30 p.m. MST (4:30 p.m. EST). After the Music City Bowl kicks off, there are no longer 12 games left to choose from therefore entries are closed.

  1. All entries must be numbered. The form on the Picks Page will require you to number your entry. If you submit multiple entries be sure they are numbered accordingly. If you submit an entry with the same number as a previous entry, it will replace the previous entry.

  2. There are four ways to pay entry fees:

    Paypal: The Poolmaster's Paypal account is under the email address jaygonzales@comcast.net. If you do not have a Paypal account and are using a credit or debit card for your entry fees, you must add the service fees using the following schedule.

    1 entry = $10.61

    2 entries = $20.91

    3 entries = $31.20

    If you do have a Paypal account, just send the amount of the entry fees.

    Venmo: Our Venmo account is @Javier-Gonzales-5, or our email address jaygonzales@comcast.net, or our cell number 520-444-3883.

    Check or Cash by Mail or hand-delivered: To 7656 E. Park View Drive, Tucson, AZ, 85715. Checks should be made out to Jay Gonzales.

    Pigskin Mania Account: If you have money on account in Pigskin Mania, including winnings from the current season, your entry fee will be automatically deducted from your account and you do not need to send an entry fee. The Accounts page is updated to include prizes won during the current regular season. If you are using your PM account for your entry fee, please indicate when you submit your picks. If you want to use your account to pay for someone else's entry, send an email with your instructions to poolmaster@pigskinmania.net.

  1. A link to all picks will be posted on this page sometime after the deadline passes so you can track the progress of the pool. Standings also will be updated and posted periodically during the course of the bowl season.

  2. Prize money will be paid as indicated in the chart below. The amounts below project 300 entries and pot of $3,000.

Place Total Pot $3,000.00
1st Place 50% $1,100.00
2nd Place 25% $550.00
3rd Place 12% $264.00
4th Place 8% $176.00
5th Place 5% $110.00
6th-12th Place and ties $50.00  
13th-Top 10% and ties $25.00  
Entries are closed
Previous Winners

Here are the winners of the pool since 1994. For a sense of what it takes to win the pool, we have had the current format since 2007.

Year Winner Prize Entries Pts Wins Games Pct.
2016 Hart, Jeff $865.00 263 73 11 12 .917
2015 Janczak, Greg 2 $1,037.50 295 70 10 12 .833
2014 Mika, Bob 2 $1,140.00 228 66 9 12 .750
2013 McGrail, Terry $1,080.00 180 66 8 12 .667
2012 Cape, Bob $984.00 164 65 9 12 .750
2011 Gomez, Brian $805.00 115 66 9 12 .750
2010 Kennedy, Butch $757.50 101 61 7 12 .583
2009 Campbell, Rodney $922.50 123 73 10 12 .833
2008 Leon, Jake $825.00 110 68 9 12 .750
2007 Gonzales, Rick 1 $960.00 128 75 10 12 .833
Current format introduced in 2007
2006 Nintzel, William $765.00 102 92 12 15 .800
2005 Agajanian, Carole 3 $682.50 91 61 8 12 .667
2004 Gonzales, Gene   $495.00 66 527 15 25 .600
2003 Purdy, Jim $517.50 69 767.5 19 25 .760
2002 Wiley, Scott $487.50 65 58 9 12 .750
2001 Messenger, Troy $510.00 68 49 7 10 .700
2000 Alubowicz, Brian $532.50 71 229 18 25 .720
1999 Hansen, Bill $510.00 68 147 13 20 .650
1998 Results not available
1997 Clem, Kim $522.00 87 167 14 20 .700
1996 Bull, Fred $408.00 68 120 11 17 .647
1995 Nintzel, William $372.00 Statistics unavailable
1994 Hansen, Greg $300.00 50 141 13 17 .765