You do not need to be a member of CKS to play in Halls of Ivy, or vice-versa. The format of each league is unique in its own way.
All players must select a fictitious college football teamname from a movie, television show, book, or any other entertainment source.
SCHEDULE AND CONFERENCES:|
Teams will play each week (Weeks 1-4 as non-conference games, 5-10 as conference games) Weeks 11 & 12 will be the playoffs. Non-conference pods will be created for the initial weeks. One team from each conference is placed into a pod.
For conference games, teams will compete solely against members of their respective conferences.
Members of a particular pod will compete against each other for 2 weeks of play. After each two weeks, the pods start over as players make new picks for the next 2 weeks.
For the first season of Hall of Ivy Football, conference alignments will be deteremined randomly. It has not been decided yet if conference affiliations will remain the same from year-to-year, be completely randomized for each season, or have slight adjustments in the off season.
You will choose one team per Conference with your total dollar amount spent to be at or under $24. Teams are ranked dollar wise from $6 - $1 based on RPI.
Weekly picks will be due each week by Thursday afternoon at 3:00PM est and will be for the games to be played on the following two weekends. Weekly Picks are sent via the picksheet page. Unlike CKS, all games will count...not just Saturday games.
If you fail to submit picks, a computer randomizer will determine your represented teams. All those teams will be $1 each.
SCORING FORMULA: (New For 2023)
The formula for scoring considers point differential, level of competition, and home vs road:|
If a team wins:
By 0-9 points = 8 IVY points
By 10-19 points = 10 IVY points
By 20-29 points = 12 IVY points
By 30+ points = 14 IVY points
Add 4 IVY points if it was road win
If a team loses:
By 0-9 points = 6 IVY points
By 10-19 points = 4 IVY points
By 20-29 points = 2 IVY points
By 30+ points = 0 IVY points
Subtract 2 IVY points it was a home loss
Take the points from above and multiply by a factor based on competition:
Vs Top 25 FBS Team = IVY x 4
vs Non-Top 25 FBS Team = IVY x 3
vs Top 25 FCS Team = IVY x 2
vs Non-Top 25 FCS Team = IVY x 1 vs Lower Division Team = IVY x 1/2
The team with the most points earned over the two-week period will earn a 3-0 record. The second place team will be 2-1. The third place team will be 1-2. The last place team will be 0-3. If 2 teams tie for first place, each team will earn a 2-0-1 record. If 2 teams tie for second place, each team will earn a 1-1-1 record. If 2 teams tie for third place, each team will earn a 0-2-1 record. If 3 teams tie for first place, then each team will earn a 2-1 record. If 3 teams tie for last place, then each team will earn a 1-2 record. If all four teams in the pie finish tied, then each team will earn a 1-1-1 record.
If you find a problem with the scoring for a week, you must let us know immediately. All scores become final once the first game of the next week begins.
The top team (conference record) in each conference will earn a spot. The next best 2 teams (overall record) will all qualify.
The top 2 conference winners (by overall record) will earn a first round bye. The other 4 teams will be placed in a pod to compete against each other for 1 week (instead of 2 weeks). The top 2 teams move onto the final round to play the two teams that received byes. This round will also only last 1 week.
Teams will earn bonus points based on seeding and overall record for the playoffs:
#1 = +10 points
#2 = +8 points
#3 = +6 points
#4 = +4 points
#5 = +2 points
If there is a tie in the playoffs, the higher seed will prevail.
TIE BREAKER RULES:|
1. If two teams are tied in conference record, then overall record will be utilized.
2. Points scored for the entire season
3. Strength of schedule
4. Record during Weeks 9 + 10
5. Points scored during Weeks 9 +10
6. Record during Weeks 7 + 8
7. Points scored during Weeks 7 + 8
8. The pattern used for #4-7 continues until tie is broken