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Pick 256 Challenge Results & Leaderboard: Can The Cowboys Win Their Final Two?

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We take a look at last week's results, remind you to submit your picks for Week 16, and wonder whether the Cowboys can win out.

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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, 269 BTB-members took part in the Pick 256 challenge last week.

Week 16 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 15 Results

Very strong week for our Pick 256 panel as 235 of 269 entries achieved double-digit win totals

Pick 256 Result Distribution, Week 15
Correct Picks 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Participants 1 7 10 16 40 65 70 40 16 4

Top Finishers

You can find a full list of all results in a fanpost later today by BTB-member Hookerhome, so we'll just focus on the top finishers. Here are the Week 15 winners in alphabetical order:

  • 15 - codydoser, Rajohnnn, The FDO, thelunatic
  • 14 - aaa61aaa, BigDFanSince77, Chuck Sisco, cwbys4evr, ginge159, Katana, Mikado69, OBWDC, PrimeTimePlaymaker, qcisco, Specific, StarloverinWNC, Trent Schoneweis, UTcowboy, Vancity Cowboy, wfldude@gmail.com
  • 13 - 40 participants had 13 correct picks.

Season Ranking

The race for the season win is probably over. Jebediah Flibberbrush now has a six-point lead going into the last two games of the season, and barring a catastrophic meltdown, he'll walk away with the title of 2014 Pick 256 Champion. The race to the finish line gets a little more interesting from the number two spot on downwards:

Pick 256 Leaderboard
Correct Picks
Regular Participants
Part-timers
163 Jebediah Flibberbrush - -
157 revellyre - -
156 aaa61aaa, Dcowboy, Prfbrain - -
155 boys.camncrew, LoboTX, Rajohnnn - -
154 Florida dodger, Specific, Wildhair Becho*, FANSINCESB5**
153 Jeff Landrith, Oldboysfan, Yellowbeard angie'sdad*, GalTex*
152 Chuck Sisco, CowboysWin, ginge159, Spaceball, UTCowboy, Vancity Cowboy couboy12*
151 cowboy1966, jtiddahr, mfoster fs65*, cap2vator**, Lcdano24**
150 BigDFanSince77, braininahat, NutriaBoudin, StarloverinWNC kat31*, Realist Larry*, Mighty Blue Star**, Trent Schoneweis**
149 JayRosser27, KETHRY1313, NorthStar99, Pagrebo, pugbuddy, Roun2It, Starmesh23 blue & silver*, Buckywaters*, codydoser*, yushay bohra*, Daledoe**, rhbgsherb**, milehightexan***
148 JDobermans, Lajitas Lava, qcisco, rptril Canadian Cowboy_74*, Vector_41*
147 lonewolfz28, MIllard Fillmore, Rathos, THEGALLOPINGPOLISHMAN nreyesjr02*, Cowboy Joe**, CowboysFan_Nepal**
146 cwby4lf, Zubius Aggie Man*, Benthere*, Dealataunt*, DocOcho*, demon_hoya14***, strobman***
145 1Bullseye, Edward Colon, mbraunginn, Shadowcat, YumaCactus Mike Easter*, Morgan460*, CTREALDEAL**
"Regulars" are participants who haven't missed a single week in our challenge, "Part-Timers" received one or more freebies (as denoted by the asterisks) depending on the number of weeks they missed.

Cowboys Whisperer

This award goes to those participants who correctly predict the outcome of the most Cowboys games over the course of the season. If you had simply picked the Cowboys to win every game so far, you'd have 10 correct picks so far. 67 have exactly that many correct Cowboys picks, but they were out-picked by six BTB members who picked 11 Cowboys games correctly. Here are your six Cowboys Whisperers after Week 15:

  • bandoozle
  • coolmajaka
  • CowboysNation
  • dentltek
  • Jessy S
  • Nord15

Realistically, unless the Cowboys lose one or more of their remaining games, the six Cowboys Whisperers above will maintain their lead by simply picking the Cowboys to win each of their two remaining games.

But can the Cowboys win their final two?

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The fine print

Submissions for the challenge have to be in by the start of the Thursday Night game at 8:30 pm ET. To keep a level playing field for everybody, late submissions will not be accepted (all entries are time-stamped). This gives you a little over two days for your pick submission. In case of multiple submissions, we will always use the last submission as the final and valid one.

Here's how our missed game policy works:

  1. Three weeks of full participation in Pick 256 will qualify participants for one freebie for a missed week. Six weeks of full participation qualifies for two freebies for missed weeks and so on. The maximum amount of possible freebies is four over the entire season.
  2. The freebie points awarded for a missed week will always be the average of all participants for the weeks missed. Missing weeks will be filled in ascending order from Week 1 through Week 17.
  3. Participants who receive a freebie will be marked with an asterisk in our results tables. Two freebies mean two asterisks, and so on.

A spreadsheet with all the picks for Week 16 will be published here on BTB on Friday or Saturday. Good luck with your picks.