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Pick 256 Challenge Results & Leaderboard: Are You Ready For Week 3?

The second week of BTB's Pick 256 Challenge is in the books. We take a look at the winners and remind everybody to take part in the week three challenge.

There are not enough gratuitous cheerleader shots on our front page this week.
There are not enough gratuitous cheerleader shots on our front page this week.
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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, 359 BTB-members took part in the Pick 256 challenge last week.

Week 2 Results

Week 2 proved to be a tougher week to pick than anticpated and many participants struggled to accurately pick more than half the games:

Pick 256 Result Distribution, Week 2
Correct Picks 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Participants 2 9 53 65 96 75 38 16 4

And here are your 20 top finishers for Week 2:

Week 2 Winners
Participant Correct picks Participant Correct picks Participant Correct picks
angie'sdad 12 Cowboys Win 11 PhiAlphaHalos 11
Dcowboy 12 CowboysFan_Nepal 11 Prfbrain 11
ssgcizzle82 12 debateallas 11 rptril 11
Trufus 12 Glory Daze 11 Shadowcat 11
Badboyz 11 j-man 11 Silverblue 11
castaway42 11 mfoster 11 Str8outtaAk 11
couboy12 11 Pagrebo 11

After just two weeks of running this contest, we're already seeing some separation at the top of our season-long leaderboard, where BTB-member Dcowboys leads all participants with 23 correct picks two weeks into the season. Here's on overview of the 23 leading participants on our season ranking board.

Season Ranking Leaderboard
Participant Correct picks Participant Correct picks Participant Correct picks
Dcowboy 23 CowboysFan_Nepal 21 rptril 21
1038games 22 DalaiLuke 21 Specific 21
Prfbrain 22 Jebediah Flibberbrush 21 Str8outtaAk 21
Rdbull1 22 Jeff Landrith 21 stubbynuggs 21
thepainster 22 KRO 21 TCB Orange Dino 21
wakemeupbeforeuromo 22 NorthStar99 21 TRAVLR 21
BOWAC1 21 NYHorn 21 Trufus 21
Cowboys Win 21 Pagrebo 21

Congratulations to the winners and good luck trying to repeat this week. For everybody not in one of the two tables above, you can find the full details for all participants and more breakdowns in the Fanpost section, courtesy of the tireless work of our very own Hookerhome.

Week 3 Picks

If you want to be featured on next week's leaderboard, enter your picks before Week 3 kicks off on Thursday night. 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.

Thanks to the programming prowess of our own Coty Saxman, the link above should auto-populate your BTB user name into the entry form (in most cases). 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. What's the use of competing for bragging rights if nobody knows who you are?

The fine print

Submissions have to be in by kickoff time of the Buccaneers @ Falcons 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.

A spreadsheet with all the picks will be published here on BTB on Friday.

The entry form contains detailed instruction on how you can change your picks at a later point, read them carefully. You can of course come back at any time before kickoff on Thursday and submit new picks. When there are multiple picks by the same BTB member, our pick tracker will always default to the latest entry.

With all of the technical stuff out of the way, good luck with your picks.

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