Find out how to make NCAA college football office pools for both the regular season and college bowl games. Printable pool templates, sheets, and rules
College football office pools are a great way to enjoy the fun and excitement of the college football season with your friends, family and co-workers. Sports Betting Acumen has everything you need to set up and run a college football pool during the regular season or a college football bowl game pool during the Holidays.
Our favorite college football contest goes by many names. The Bowl Bonanza and The Ultimate Bowl Pool are but a couple of the names this pool is commonly called. We prefer to just call this office football pool what it is, The College Bowl Game Pick 'Em Contest. The object of the game is very simple: Score the most points by predicting the straight up winners (no point spreads) of the college football bowl games. It seems easy enough, but once you try picking winners of the bowl games for a few years you will find out just how difficult it really is. The winners may be circled or written in depending on the type of entry form used. The entry form offered by Sports Betting Acumen includes this year's bowl games and teams, making it very easy to select the winning teams. Click here for the form.
What makes the College Bowl Game Pick 'Em Contest so much fun is that it can be played by an unlimited number of contestants. If you choose to play for cash prizes and charge players to enter the contest, the prize pool can accumulate in a hurry. We suggest an entry fee of $5-10 per player with a limit of three entries per player. This makes the game affordable for everybody and keeps the football experts from buying the contest.
In the most basic format of the College Bowl Game Pick 'Em Contest, players select the outright winner of each bowl game and receive 1 point per correct selection. In addition, there is a tie breaker involving the total points scored in four bowl games selected by the contest administrator. We recommend that these bowl games be interesting from an offensive match-up point of view, and that the national championship game be included.
You can obtain a bowl game office pool contest template right here at Sports Betting Acumen!
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Some people prefer a more challenging bowl game office pool contest. The College Bowl Game Challenge is the same basic game as the College Bowl Game Pick 'Em Contest, but includes a scoring system where the individual players rank each game that they are selecting. Where the College Bowl Game Pick 'Em Contest can be played by anybody, even those who prefer to guess the winners of each game, the College Bowl Game Challenge is geared more toward the serious college football fan.
To play the College Bowl Game Challenge you will first need an entry form. We have made this step very easy by providing a College Bowl Challenge entry form template. Next, the players should circle or write in their winning teams. Our form makes it possible to simply circle the winning team.
Here is where the contest gets interesting. The office pool contestants will rank the bowls in reverse order from 1 to 28 (the number of bowl games in 2005-2006). Players will rank their most confident winning selection as 28 and their least confident selection as 1. The numbers represent a point value for each game being selected. As you can see, this game takes much more thought by the players.
The downside of this office pool contest is that the scoring is a little bit more complicated. As the college football bowl games are completed the contest administrator will score the entries. For each correct winner selected, a player will receive the number of points corresponding to the bowl game. If, for example, a player ranked the Orange Bowl as a 20 point game and correctly picked the winner, they would accrue 20 contest points. The player with the most points after all of the bowl games wins the contest. Note that we have not published a tie breaker rule for this contest. Our feeling is that if two contestants should tie after 28 bowl games they should both be declared winners and split the prize.
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You can run a college football squares contest, or football box pool, for any individual college bowl game. Obviously, the game featuring your hometown team will be the most likely game for the contest, but any game will do.
We hope that you will have a great time with these great college football office pool contests. The college football bowl season is a great time of the year. Contests like this only enhance the fun.