Ok, so last year there was a new scoring system (which I think went rather well).
Not to be outdone, there’s another big change this year:
I'm no longer accepting bracket contest entries via comments in this thread.
Instead, I’m dragging the ACHA M1 Nationals Bracket Contest into the late 20th century with a web form and some automation on the back end (that’s what she said!). So, instead of me having to copy all your picks over by hand, the whole contest will be almost entirely hands-off. At least, that’s the plan.
And because I like tempting fate and poking lady luck in the eye, I am also opening the ACHA M1 Nationals Bracket Contest to the wider internet; not just this forum. If this experiment in modernity fails, it might as well fail big, amiright? So, keep an eye out on all the social medias (and by “all” I mean probably just the tweeter) for a link to the entry submission form, and do please share it around. Yes, I’m also posting the link here… and though I’m not accepting submissions via comments, do feel free to post your entries for discussion purposes.
Here’s the submission form:
And be sure to follow the scoring over on Google Sheets.
Anyway, here’s how it’ll work:
Like last season, instead of fixing the number of points for each game, I’m letting the market decide: The more people who choose a certain team to win, the lower your reward for picking that team. For example, in the play-in round, you effectively get 1 point to invest in each game. If you pick incorrectly, you lose that point. If you pick correctly, you get your original point back, and the points lost by people who picked the other team get divided equally among those who picked correctly.
It sounds more complicated than it is… think of it like throwing bets in a pot and dividing the pot among the winners.
Here’s how many points you’re “betting” on a result in each round:
- 1 point for play-in round
- 2 points for round 1
- 3 points for round 2
- 5 points for semifinals
- 8 points for the championship
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MIDNIGHT BEFORE THE PLAY-IN ROUND