TNIAAM Pick'em: Week 7 & 8 Recap, Standings Update

Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

TNIAAM Pick'em contest is back after a week hiatus. The results have been tallied and, oh boy, they are not pretty.

Welcome back to TNIAAM's College Football Pick'em contest. I know it has been a few weeks since we've been to full strength -- by that I mean updated standings and an actually schedule to pick from.

As you can imagine, it took me a bit to update two weeks worth of picks, but, I got it done and the results were pretty interesting; and when I mean interesting I mean we all are terrible at this -- trust me when I say this, we all needed a bye week after the loss to Georgia Tech.

If you take a look back to the Week 6 standings, over 55 of us were above the .500 mark. Heading into Week 10 (we did not pick in Week 9 remember) there are just 25 of you at .500 or better. Oh, and remember we throw out everyone's worst week. If we didn't, only 14 of us, that picked every week, would be above .500!!

Believe it or not, the best strategy for the past few weeks was to NOT PICK AT ALL! That's what slowpoke24x did in Week 7 and it helped him move into a tie for first place, which also features ppk700, who was in the lead when I last updated the standings. For the record, slowpoke24x only went 5-8 in Week 8 and still, somehow, managed to keep pace for the top spot.

The biggest mover from the past few weeks was nephtaly.rivera, who went from 13th to a T3 after going 8-5-0 in Week 7 and 6-7-0 in Week 8. OrangeJesus went from a T27 to a T14 after going 13-13-0 in the past two weeks.

TNIAAM contributor Dan Lyons had back-to-back 3-10-0 weeks to drop him in the standings a bit. Luckily, he had a Worst Week Card to play and it helped keep him in the running for the championship.

Another TNIAAM contributor John Cassillo wasn't as fortunate, as he went a combined 7-19 over the two-week span dropping him from a T7 to T16. However, that wasn't the worst 16-game performance. That honor went to dnclark, who went 3-10 in Week 7 and 1-12 in Week 8. The results dropped him from a T23 to a T43.

To give you a better idea how putrid things have been around here, yours truly went a meager 12-14 and moved up from a T47 to a T31.

For some good news, Lots of Pulp and theNYsportsguy joined nephtaly.rivera for week-best performance in Week 7 going 8-5, while OrangeJesus and Garsonf matched those performances the following week to take Week 8's top honors. The worst picker in Week 7 was Gergory Tuers, who went 2-11-0.

In Week 8, the hardest game to pick was my made-up line of Pittsburgh (-13.5) over Old Dominion. Many thought this was easy money considering Vegas didn't give a line for this game, however, the Panthers struggled with the Monarchs, winning by only 10 points, which helped StealthTurkey and The-Captain, who were the only two to pick OD, look like geniuses. Though, the morale of that story is if I was collecting actual money from all of you I would have cleaned up!

Anyway, we're back on track with the TNIAAM Pick'em and below are the overall standings. Look for Week 10 lines to come on Thursday sometime.

Place Team Win Loss Tie Worst Week % Last Week
T1 ppk700 49 34 5 (4-9-0) 0.585 (6-7-0)
slowpoke24x* 49 34 5 (DNP) 0.585 (5-8-0)
3 nephtaly.rivera 49 35 4 (3-9-1) 0.58 (6-7-0)
T4 E Scott 48 35 5 (4-9-0) 0.574 (4-9-0)
Ezcuse 49 36 3 (5-6-2) 0.574 (7-6-0)
T6 orange_dolphins 47 36 5 (4-9-0) 0.563 (4-9-0)
orangetundra 47 36 5 (3-10-0) 0.563 (3-10-0)
T8 Dan Lyons 47 37 4 (3-10-0) 0.557 (3-10-0)
orangefan6 47 37 4 (4-8-1) 0.557 (5-8-0)
T10 klydefrog 46 37 5 (3-10-0) 0.551 (3-10-0)
SteveHaller* 46 37 5 (DNP) 0.551 (5-8-0)
12 brian.pilatzke 45 38 5 (2-11-0) 0.54 (2-11-0)
13 Scoopertrooper 45 39 4 (5-7-1) 0.534 (5-8-0)
T14 FeloniousPhunk 46 40 5 (3-7-0) 0.533 (4-9-0)
orangejesus 46 40 5 (3-7-0) 0.533 (8-5-0)
T16 JohnCassillo 44 39 5 (3-10-0) 0.528 (3-10-0)
mookie scoop 44 42 5 (2-8-0) 0.528 (7-6-0)
T18 playrugby! 44 40 4 (2-10-1) 0.523 (4-9-0)
OrangeNYC* 45 41 5 (DNP) 0.523 (4-9-0)
LotsofPulp 44 40 4 (3-9-1) 0.523 (5-8-0)
T21 jimmybmyhero 43 41 4 (3-9-1) 0.511 (4-9-0)
orangeawatha 43 41 4 (4-8-1) 0.511 (5-8-0)
23 theNYsportsguy 43 42 3 (DNP) 0.506 (3-10-0)
24 Gregory Tuers 42 41 5 (2-11-0) 0.505 (6-7-0)
25 FirmKick 43 43 5 (3-7-0) 0.5 (7-6-0)
T26 garett1210 41 42 5 (DNP) 0.494 (5-8-0)
MarshallSt 41 42 5 (4-9-0) 0.494 (4-9-0)
MrPlow99 41 42 5 (4-9-0) 0.494 (5-8-0)
nleary66 41 45 5 (3-7-0) 0.494 (4-9-0)
cuse2012 41 42 5 (5-8-0) 0.494 (6-7-0)
T31 Jared E. Smith 42 44 5 (3-7-0) 0.489 (7-6-0)
cuselaw* 41 43 4 (DNP) 0.489 (4-9-0)
jpb531* 41 43 4 (DNP) 0.489 (5-8-0)
CuseRugby 42 44 5 (4-6-0) 0.489 (5-8-0)
35 Mike Will is DoubleDown 41 43 4 (DNP) 0.488 (6-7-0)
T36 ae 40 43 5 (3-10-0) 0.483 (4-9-0)
HarryGibbs 40 43 5 (4-9-0) 0.483 (4-9-0)
The-Captain 40 43 5 (3-10-0) 0.483 (6-7-0)
T39 1Cuse1 40 44 4 (3-9-1) 0.477 (4-9-0)
weepstah 40 44 4 (4-7-2) 0.477 (5-8-0)
AleChemist* 39 43 6 (5-8-0) 0.477 (5-8-0)
StealthTurkey 40 44 4 (2-10-1) 0.477 (6-7-0)
T43 dnclark 39 44 5 (1-12-0) 0.472 (1-12-0)
AParker 39 44 5 (4-9-0) 0.472 (4-9-0)
garsonf 39 44 5 (3-10-0) 0.472 (8-5-0)
46 MerryJacknamara* 40 46 5 (DNP) 0.467 (4-9-0)
T47 Quint Stevenson 39 45 4 (1-11-1) 0.466 (4-9-0)
mchandl8* 39 45 4 (DNP) 0.466 (7-6-0)
T49 orangemantrappedincleveland 38 45 5 (2-11-0) 0.46 (2-11-0)
RockLloyd 38 45 5 (3-10-0) 0.46 (3-10-0)
T51 The Polish Punch* 38 46 4 (DNP) 0.455 (2-11-0)
NOLACuse 38 46 4 (1-12-0) 0.455 (1-12-0)
T53 Rocket Ship Science* 37 46 5 (DNP) 0.449 (DNP)
orangefan39* 37 46 5 (DNP) 0.449 (DNP)
VineyardJohn*
37 46 5 (DNP) 0.449 (DNP)
Pubsky* 37 46 5 (DNP) 0.449 (5-8-0)
nymetsfan1226 38 47 3 (2-9-2) 0.449 (3-10-0)
58 rutgirl* 38 48 5 (DNP) 0.445 (5-8-0)
59 HighSocks21 36 47 5 (3-10-0) 0.438 (3-10-0)
60 CJsHeadBand 34 49 5 (DNP) 0.415 (DNP)
61 Wrecked'Em 34 50 4 (3-10-0) 0.409 (3-10-0)

Week 7 Games

Game Home Away Correct Pick
Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech (-9) VT - 19 Pitt - 9 Virginia Tech
Navy at Duke(-3) Navy - 7 Duke - 35 Duke
Virginia at Maryland (-7) MD - 27 VA - 26 Virginia
Syracuse at NC State (-7) SYR - 24 NCST - 10 Syracuse
Boston College at Clemson (-24.5) BC - 14 CLE - 24 Boston College
Georgia Tech at BYU (-7) GT - 20 BYU - 38 BYU
Oregon at Washington (13.5) WAS - 24 ORE - 45 Oregon
Missouri at Georgia (-8) GA - 26 MIZ - 41 Missouri
Florida at LSU (-7) LSU - 17 FLA - 6 LSU
Oklahoma at Texas (14) TEX - 36 OKL - 20 Texas
Northwestern at Wisconsin (-10.5) WIS - 35 NW - 6 Wisconsin
Baylor at Kansas St. (17) KSU - 25 BAY - 35 Kansas State
Michigan at Penn State (3) PSU - 43 MICH - 40 Penn State

Week 8 Games

Game Home Away Correct Pick
Syracuse at Georgia Tech (-7.5) GT - 56 SYR - 0 Georgia Tech
Maryland at Wake Forest (6) WF - 34 MD - 10 Wake Forest
Duke at Virginia (-2) VA - 22 DUKE - 35 Duke
Old Dominion at Pittsburgh (-13.5) PITT - 35 OD - 24 Old Dominion
No. 5 Florida State at No. 3 Clemson (3) CLE - 14 FSU - 51 Florida State
No. 22 Florida at Missouri (3) MIZ - 36 FLA - 17 Missouri
No. 9 UCLA at No. 13 Stanford (-6) STAN - 24 UCLA - 10 Stanford
No. 24 Auburn at No. 7 Texas A&M (-13) A&M - 41 AUB - 45 Auburn
TCU at No. 21 Oklahoma St. (-7.5) OKST - 24 TCU - 10 OK State
No. 15 Georgia at Vanderbilt (7) VANDY - 31 UGA - 27 Vanderbilt
Iowa at No. 4 Ohio State (-17) OSU - 34 IW - 24 Iowa
No. 6 LSU at Ole Miss (+8.5) Ole Miss - 27 LSU - 24 Ole Miss
USC at Notre Dame (-3) ND - 14 USC - 10 Notre Dame
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