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Pick 256 Challenge Results & Leaderboard: Cruising With The Cowboys

We take a look at last week's winners as well as the season leaders, and remind you to submit your picks for Week 5. You missed a week somewhere? No worries, we've got your back.


Pick 256 is a season-long contest in which BTB members and readers get to pick the straight-up winners for all games each week. Overall, 325 BTB-members took part in the Pick 256 challenge last week.

Missed A Week? No problem

If you missed a week or two, don't worry. This is supposed to be a fun contest, but it's no fun seeing your name at the bottom of the leaderboard simply because you missed the deadline or entered the contest late. So here's what we will do:

You can miss up to four weeks and we will fill in each of those up to four missing weeks with win totals from the consensus pick for that week.

Say you forgot to submit an entry in Week 2. Previously, that would have given you zero points for the week. Now, your Week 2 totals will show 8 correct picks, as that was the result of the consensus pick. But we'll only fill up a maximum of four weeks. No more.

Week 6 Picks

Click on the link below and you'll be taken directly to the Pick 256 entry form where you can select the teams you like for the win.

The link above should auto-fill your BTB user name into the entry form (in most cases). In some cases, the link hasn't worked properly, so here's an alternative link that works without the auto-fill - just remember to spell your username correctly.

Alternative Pick 256 Entry Form

If you prefer not to use your BTB user name, or are not a BTB member, go ahead and enter a name of your choosing, but try to stick with that name throughout the season.

With all of that that out of the way, on to last week's results.

Week 5 Results

Very strong week for our Pick 256 panel as 248 of 321 entries achieved double-digit win totals

Pick 256 Result Distribution, Week 5
Correct Picks 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Participants 4 6 19
44 67 88 61 30 2

Top Finishers

You can find a full list of all results in this fanpost by BTB-member hookerhome, so I'll be brief.

Congratulations to braininahat and YumaCactus, the top finishers in Week 5 with 14 correct picks each. Here's a look at the other top finishers, sorted alphabetically:

  • 14 - braininahat, YumaCactus
  • 13 - BigBad Joe, BigDFanSince77, boys.camncrew, BuckyWaters, charris4591, Clain, coachjjrusa, dallas4ever65, eightball, elnatural56, erik.furton, GalTex, goddard55, Jebediah Flibberbrush, Lrogue, mfoster, Mighty Blue Star, milehightexan, Morgan460, Nikeorlipstick, NYHorn, OBWDC, Paniolo808, poakie, Rajohnnn, rptril, Sandmann, scotscowboyfan, Spaceball, Yellowbeard

Season Ranking

  • 57 - Dcowboy
  • 53 - braininahat, Jebediah Flibberbrush, Pagrebo
  • 52 - JayRosser27, Jeff Landrith, KRO, NYHorn, revellyre, rptril, Staubachfan
  • 51 - Chuck Sisco, couboy12, FANSINCESB5, Mighty Blue Star, Rdbull1, scotscowboyfan, Spaceball, Yellowbeard

Next week we'll update our rankings to also show those people whose missing weeks have been filled with the consensus picks.

The fine print

Submissions for the challenge have to be in by kickoff time of the Thursday Night  game, which kicks off at 8:25 pm ET on Thursday. To keep a level playing field for everybody, late submissions will not be accepted (all entries are time-stamped). This gives you a two to three day window for your pick submission. In case of multiple submissions, we will always use the last submission as the final and valid one.

A spreadsheet with all the picks will be published here on BTB on Friday or Saturday. Good luck with your picks.

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