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From the Rumble Seat's Weekend Selections: 2014 Results

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With the Over/Unders completed, it's time to recap the season's Weekend Selections.

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One massive recap down, one more to go! This one will look at our Weekend Selections, including results from the final week of the regular season and Bowl picks. As a reminder, here's what our leaderboard looked like when we left off...

Username Weeks Played Total Score Username Weeks Played Total Score
CaliGT 13 165 pulindian 13 153
kenneth bonner 13 165 dhbartlett 13 152
ITPatlien 13 163 Ben.Tankersley 13 150
Buddy Smiggins 13 162 DressHerInWhiteAndGold 12 149
packerman 13 161 Stockbridge Mafia 12 148
ClavinCliff 13 160 nygooch 12 147
Caplax 13 159 Gdheffley 12 146
thebugman10 12 159 GTJonny 12 144
Joey Weaver 13 159 fuzzybee86 11 143
south of the border 13 158 PeterInVA 13 142
rarmijo3 13 158 Tyler Duke 13 142
eekanerd 13 156 Fear the Bees 12 141
jabbajacket 13 156 Yeller Bug 12 141
edac46 13 155 Youngjacket 12 140
Atlanta's Original Team 12 154 JackAdamParker 11 134

The table's set there. Let's see how things turned out during rivalry week.

Week 14 Results

Username Total Score Username Total Score
trombones(rule) 15 pulindian 13
JohnHeisman 14 gtfan42 13
Ben.Tankersley 14 Buddy Smiggins 13
Caplax 14 dhbartlett 12
Iceeater1969 14 rarmijo3 12
Tyler Duke 14 thebugman10 12
Youngjacket 13 south of the border 12

A solid score of 15 in rivalry week for perennial liar, user trombones(rule). (I played alto & tenor saxophone in high school. Saxophones are better.)  Tying for staff MVP were Ben and Tyler, with 14 each. It's more impressive than you think, really -- the average score this week was 10.61, the lowest of the season to date. LVP of the regular season's final week was eekanerd, who finished with just 6 points and missed on 9 of 10 spread picks.

So, where does that leave our leaderboard?

Username Weeks Played Total Score Username Weeks Played Total Score
CaliGT 14 175 kenneth bonner 13 165
Buddy Smiggins 14 175 jabbajacket 14 164
Caplax 14 173 edac46 14 164
ITPatlien 14 171 dhbartlett 14 164
packerman 14 171 Ben.Tankersley 14 164
ClavinCliff 14 171 eekanerd 14 162
thebugman10 13 171 DressHerInWhiteAndGold 13 159
Joey Weaver 14 170 nygooch 13 158
south of the border 14 170 Tyler Duke 14 156
rarmijo3 14 170 Atlanta's Original Team 12 154
pulindian 14 166

Yes, kenneth bonner fell out of a tie for first this week, and fell all the way to 11th by failing to submit picks. In his place was Buddy Smiggins, whose 13 points moved him into a tie for first with CaliGT, who remained there. That said, the top 10 are separated by only 5 points -- far too close for comfort with a full slate of bowl games left!

Bowl Game Results

Username Total Score Username Total Score
BirdGT 14 Yellow Bug 11
trombones (rule) 14 ITPatlien 11
UVA first year 13 Norm 11
JacketFromUGA 13 PeterInVA 11
Stockbridge Mafia 12 packerman 11
Rumbled 12 ChrisStanley 11
Boston jacket 11 repingtinraleigh 11

Check it out! The man was back in town for Bowl Week! Yes, BirdGT, former FTRS manager (and I think it's founder) stepped in and restored some order with his picks, tying with (once again) trombones(rule) for MVP, with 14 points. That actually tied for the lowest weekly MVP score of the year, with a half dozen people who made that mark in Week 13. It makes sense, too -- the average score for Bowl Week was 9.42, over a whole point lower than the previous low-water mark for the season. (We all had too much faith in ACC teams, it seems...)

So, the final results?

Final Results

Username Weeks Played Total Score Username Weeks Played Total Score
CaliGT 15 183 jabbajacket 15 174
ITPatlien 15 182 Ben.Tankersley 15 173
packerman 15 182 eekanerd 15 172
Caplax 15 181 dhbartlett 15 171
thebugman10 14 181 south of the border 14 170
rarmijo3 15 180 edac46 15 170
ClavinCliff 15 179 DressHerInWhiteAndGold 14 168
Joey Weaver 15 179 nygooch 14 166
Buddy Smiggins 14 175 Tyler Duke 15 166
kenneth bonner 14 175 Youngjacket 14 163
pulindian 15 174 PeterInVA 15 163

Congratulations to our winner, user CaliGT! You hung on down the stretch, tied at times but otherwise finishing strong. (Also, thanks for not needing a tiebreaker...I didn't exactly have one prepared.) I take the honors of staff MVP with 179, although Ben, Cade, and Tyler finished strongly as well. If breaking down scores into points per week (minimum 8 weeks played), the winner was actually user smathis93, who finished 39th but managed 131 points in only 10 weeks of playing for a 13.1 point-per-week average. Well done!

You can view the full season and week-by-week results here: link.

Thanks to everyone who played this year! Here's to next year being bigger, better, and wilder.