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Pickem Pool Tie-Breakers

Terminology 

Tie-breaker game: This is the game that players guess the total points scored. The tie-breaker game is always shown at the bottom of the football pick sheet. After the game, players are assigned a tie-breaker value equal to the difference in their tie-breaker pick and the actual total points scored. This value is shown in the weekly standings tab. The player with the lowest tie-breaker value wins the tie-breaker.
Aggregate tie-breaker: This is a player's total tie-breaker score over the course of a season. It's the sum of each week's tie-breaker score. The lower the better.
Strength of Victory (SOV): Also called Margin of Victory, its the running margin total of all games picked. For each win, the winning team's final points scored minus the losing team's final points scored is added to the player's SOV. SO if a player picks Denver and they beat the Rams by 7 points, then 7 points is added to the player's SOV. For losses, the same logic applies except the margin is subtracted from the player's SOV. 

Pickem Pool Default Tie-Breakers

The most common pickem pool tie-breaker is the tie-breaker game. The following are the default Pick'em pool tie-breakers. 


Weekly prizes

1) Best tie-breaker for the week (player closest to final score of tie-breaker game)
2) Best strength of victory for the week
3) Best season winning %
4) Best total tie-breakers (sum of all tie-breakers for the season, the lower the better)

Final Standings, Total Points
1) Best season winning %
2) Best overall strength of victory
3) Best total tie-breakers  (sum of all tie-breakers for the season, the lower the better)

All Other Final Season Prizes excluding Total Points Standings
1) Best overall winning %
2) Best overall strength of victory
3) Best total tie-breakers  (sum of all tie-breakers for the season, the lower the better)
4) Highest point total

The league manager can change the order via Manager -> League Settings:

Pickem pool tie-breakers

Players can see their league's tie-breaker setting by navigating to Settings -> League Settings. 

For more information on our Pick'em pools, click here.


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