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Pick 256 Challenge Results & Leaderboard: Gearing Up For Week 4!

We are three weeks into our Pick 256 Challenge and we're beginning to see some separation at the top of our season leaderboard. We take a look at last week's winners as well as the season leaders, and remind everybody to take part in the Week 4 challenge.

Philipp Guelland

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.

Week 4 Picks

If you don't want to read through all of this article just to get to the link for the Week 4 pick submissions, then just 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-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.

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

Week 3 Results

Week 3 proved to be a better week for our challenge, as 249 of 325 participants ended up with double-digit win totals.

Pick 256 Result Distribution, Week 2
Correct Picks 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Participants 1 10 21 44 84 70 67 22 6

Top Finishers

Here are your 6 top finishers for Week 3, 22 other participants finished a close second with 13 correct picks:

Week 2 Winners
Participant Correct picks
GalTex 14
goodnono 14
lonewolfz28 14
staubachfan 14
Yellowbeard 14
Zubius 14

Season Ranking

After just three weeks of running this challenge, we're already seeing some separation at the top of our season-long leaderboard, where BTB-member Dcowboys leads all participants with by two correct picks picks three weeks into the season. Here's on overview of the 15 leading participants on our season ranking board.

Season Ranking Leaderboard
Participant Correct picks Participant Correct picks
Dcowboy 36 Jebediah Flibberbrush 32
Jeff Landrith 34 Nap 32
KRO 34 Prfbrain 32
Specific 34 revellyre 32
Cowboys Win 33 Staubachfan 32
Pagrebo 33 yushay bohra 32
rptril 33 Zubius 32
1038games 32 19 others with 31 points

Cowboys Whisperer

We said earlier during the contest that we'd find different criteria for which to honor participants. One such honor is that of the Cowboys Whisperer - awarded to those participants who correctly predict the most Cowboys games over the course of the season. So far this year, we've had 548 different participants in the challenge. Only 33 of them have accurately predicted the winner of all three Cowboys games. 237 participants got two Cowboys games right so far. Here are the top 33 Cowboys Whisperers:

Alphabetical list of top Cowboys Whisperers
angie'sdad enogueras OddGooD Staubachfan
Becho Jeff Landrith Prfbrain stubbynuggs
BOWAC1 Joekuh Rdbull1 Tennessee_Jed
coolmajaka KRO rptril Trufus
Cowboys Win Los_Vaqueros956 ScrambledEgg Useful_Idiot_
CowboysNation Mc29xMc Shadowcat wakemeupbeforeuromo
CTCowboy Nap SHDad Wreck'emCowboys
demon_hoya14 Nord15 Specific yushay bohra
E-Dawg NorthStar99 StarloverinWNC

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

The fine print

Submissions for the challenge have to be in by kickoff time of the Giants @ Redskins 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 instructions on how you can change your picks at a later point, read them carefully. If that's too complicated, you can simply 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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