You be done calculating preseason predictions by next week? No rush just wondering ETA.
I was about to start (got hung up on a really long GIS assignment for school), and then I realized...I have no clue what the point amounts for anything past the regular season standings picks are. I think it's two per playoff team correct, four per divisional round correct, eight for conf. championship, etc. Is that right, Rol?
I used a 100-point-system.
1 point each for division rankings of the 32 teams at the end of the regular season (32)
1 point each for correct playoff seeding (12)
2 points each for the 12 playoff teams (24)
2 points each for the 8 teams in the divisional round (16)
2 points each for the 4 teams in the championship games (8)
2 points each for the 2 teams in the Super Bowl (4)
2 points for the Super Bowl winner (2)
2 points for the first overall draft pick (2)
The reason why the amount of points doesn't grow for subsequent playoff rounds is because the points stack for good predictions to begin with. If the points grew with each playoff round, the whole contest would become very reliant on predicting the Super Bowl winner correctly, rendering everything else pretty much moot.
The tricky part to count is the seeding in combination with the teams that qualified for the playoffs. There are up to 3 points possible. For example, having the Ravens merely as a playoff team grants 2 points, but having the Ravens as the #1 seed grants 3 points because both the seeding and playoff appearance are correct. All other stages of the season are easy to count.