I'm not going to do a point update this week, but I wanted to give a quick round up of what went down over the weekend.
The Survivor Pool took it's 9th victim of the year. Rob had Philadelphia who got slaughtered by Tampa Bay. I'll let Rob play himself out here, "Tampa Bay knocked out both of my teams this year. Most hated team forever now." Well put.
That leaves, Joe, Shawn, and I left with 40 points on the line. Dallas got the job done for me, Jacksonville for Shawn, and Seattle for Joe.
Colin widened his lead in the college pick'em. He's now up 5 over Eplin and 6 Rob and I. A solid week this week will probably seal this for Colin.
Folden opened up to a 3 point lead after he had a good week and Jim had a bad one. Jim, Rob, Joe, Me, Shawn, and Geiss are all within 6 points of Folden.
With 23 correct picks this weekend, Eplin has earned the 10 point bonus. This plus Eplin's fantasy win make this his best week in a couple of months.
Shawn and Gary were both eliminated from playoff contention over the weekend, each falling in their respective games.
Jim and Colin each clinched a playoff spot over the weekend with victories. My call of Jim getting upset by Geiss this weekend wasn't a very good one. Jim beat Geiss by 67 points.
So, with two weeks left where does that leave us for the playoffs?
In for sure
1. Jim (8-3)
2. Folden (8-3)
3. Colin (8-3)
4. Civ (7-4)
Civ hasn't techically clinched a playoff spot according to Yahoo, but one look at the schedule shows you he's in. At 1180 points, two 5-6 teams (of which there are 4) would have to win out and pass him in points. The only two that could realistically do that at this point are Rob and Joe, who play each other in the last week of the season. So Civ's in.
The rest of the season is going to be about finding out which of these two teams gets the first round bye. Folden and Civ play one another this week, next week Folden plays Colin and Civ plays Jim. Exciting finishes at the top.
On the verge
5. Adam (6-5)
At 6-5 I would need to win one more game to get into the playoffs. This being for the same reason as I had with Civ. I play 1st place Jim, and close out with Shawn.
On the fringe
6. Rob (5-6)
7. Joe (5-6)
8. Eplin (5-6)
9. Munez (5-6)
All with the same record, yet all in much different positions. It's pretty simple for Rob and Joe. Win this week and then the winner of their game is definitely in.
For Eplin and Munez it's the same. They play each other in Week 13, so the surest way to getting in the playoffs is to win out.
Rob and Eplin play each other in Week 12, so we can look at this as another elimination game for Eplin. Munez plays Colin and is the same for him.
Because of his points scored it's feasible for Rob to lose this week and still get in. He would just need to finish in a tie for 6th place.
I guess there are still many possibilities.
Out of playoff contention
Good season boys. Sometimes it just isn't your year.
I'll be back next week with a point update before the College Football conference champions are announced. Happy Thanksgiving.