Before we get into it, I want to once again thank vicb for running this contest for the first 15 years of its existence. It is with his blessing that I will remove the interim tag and become the "permanent" host of the ECAC Pick the Standings contest.
Another year, another contest! One last hurrah for goldenbriggsy for winning last year's contest, and one final laugh at the RPI Standings Board for putting up the worst ever performance of any "entrant" to this little game. As always, the contest is easy. Pick the ECAC Standings at the end of the 2018-19 season in order from 1-12 (no ties). Playoff seedings determine the position of the teams in case of a regular season tie.
I'm doing away with my change to the scoring from last year because I feel like everyone only paid attention to the numbers they were used to anyway. In short, you will receive a score based on the square of the distance from your picks to the actual standings (e.g., if you pick a team in 4th but they finish in 7th, you get (7-4)2 or 9 points). Sum those up for the twelve ECAC teams and you'll have a score between 0 and 572. The entrant with the lowest score will be our winner.
You have until the puck drops on the first ECAC contests (Yale at Brown/Union at RPI; Friday, 26 October at 7 PM EDT) to get your picks in.
Tie breakers are:
Pick correctly the ECACHL Regular Season Champ.
Have the most teams in the correct order of finish.
Have the most top 6 teams in the correct order of finish.
I will flip a coin.
You can change your picks at any time up till the drop of the puck of the first league game, however DO NOT EDIT THE ORIGINAL PICKS . Just put up a new post with your change.
Here are the past winners and biggest losers since 2002:
Year Winner Pts Last Place Pts
2002-2003 Ken Schott 50 jen 288
2003-2004 inobmaz 70 Earl Leatherland 300
2004-2005 snwbrdr 82 RPIBMW 330
2005-2006 Red Cloud 26 Papa Smurf 226
2006-2007 Slumulva 98 The Random Number 434
2007-2008 TchrBill 128 The Random Number 420
2008-2009 Union93 48 cudmud 286
2009-2010 Saints17 70 Chefvad and petal 354
2010-2011 Go Puckman 44 sgt12 268
2011-2012 Kepler 76 The Random Number 314
2012-2013 Go Puckman 150 cudmud 372
2013-2014 KnucklePuck CU 100 Old Time Hockey 274
2014-2015 DrDemento 92 lugnut92 302
2015-2016 jmhusker 24 ColSkate65 274
2016-2017 jstadts 64 Rjm7272 372
2017-2018 goldenbriggsy 78 RPI Standings Board 448
I'll post updates each week so everyone can keep track of their standing as the year progresses. Good luck everyone!