Pool Rules


Project Runway Pool

Goal

To accumulate the most points throughout the television show's season.

How To Score Points

There are three ways to get points:

  • Pick the overall Project Runway winner - at the beginning of the pool, you can make your overall winner pick. If you are correct, you get points equal to 2 times the number of contestants left at the time you make your overall selection (so if you make it as soon as the office pool starts, it will be worth 30 points (15 contestants left when the pool starts)). You can change your overall pick at any time, but the points you receive if you are correct will be adjusted to reflect how many contestants are active at the time you make your pick (so if there are only 12 left and you change your pick, it is now only worth 24 points). If your overall pick is the winner at the end of the show you receive those points. If your overall selection finishes 2nd, you'll receive 50% of those points (rounded down) and if your overall selection finishes 3rd, you'll receive 25% of those points (rounded down). Example: You pick someone who finishes 2nd and you picked him when there were 12 contestants left. You will receive 12 points (2 * 12 = 24 maximum points - finishing 2nd reduced this to 12).
  • Pick who is sent home each week. Each week you will have 20 points to allocate to the person or person(s) you believe will be going home. You can put all your points on one contestant or split them up. You will receive any points you allocate to anyone who goes home. Example: You put all 20 points on Debra Designer and she is the one to go home - you receive 20 points. On the show finale - we double the points to 40 and on this final show, you're predicting who wins - not who loses. You only receive the points you allocate to the winner of the show on this episode.
  • Bonus questions - this is an optional feature in the pool as designated by your pool commissioner. Bonus point questions are created by Fun Office Pools and are typically worth 2-5 points each. A sample bonus question is "Who is in the bottom three?". Your pool can have 0, 1 or 2 bonus questions each week.

When Are Picks Due

Picks are due each week before the elimination show airs on the east coast - typically 9:00 pm ET on Wednesdays. You can change your picks after submitting them up until the deadline, so it is advisable to get your picks in early. In order to get maximum points, picks for the overall winner are due as soon as the office pool starts.

Default Picks

If you forget to get your picks in you'll get the default picks (picks made by Fun Office Pools admins), so you won't be shut out if you miss a week. However, there is no default pick for the overall winner - so you need to make that pick after you sign up or you'll lose your chance for up to 30 points at the end of the pool

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So You Think You Can Dance Pool

Goal

To accumulate the most points throughout the television show's season.

How To Score Points

There are three ways to get points:

  • Pick the overall SYTYCD winner - once the Top 20 are announced, you can make your overall winner pick. If you are correct, you get points equal to 2 times the number of contestants left at the time you make your overall selection (so if you make it as soon as the Top 20 are announced, it will be worth 40 points). You can change your overall pick at any time, but the points you receive if you are correct will be adjusted to reflect how many contestants are active at the time you make your pick (so if there are only 12 left and you change your pick, it is now only worth 24 points). If your overall pick is the winner at the end of the show you receive those points. If your overall selection finishes 2nd, you'll receive 50% of those points (rounded down) and if your overall selection finishes 3rd, you'll receive 25% of those points (rounded down). Example: You pick someone who finishes 2nd and you picked him when there were 12 contestants left. You will receive 12 points (2 * 12 = 24 maximum points - finishing 2nd reduced this to 12).
  • Pick who is sent home each week. Each week you will have 20 points to allocate to the persons you believe will be going home. In SYTYCD they send 2 people home each week. You can put up to 10 points on one contestant. You will receive any points you allocate to anyone who goes home. Example: You put 10 points on Susie Dancer and 10 points on Johnny Two Step - Susie and Tommy Tango go home - you get 10 points. On the show finale - we double the points to 40 and on this final show, you're predicting who wins - not who loses. You only receive the points you allocate to the winner of the show on this episode. On this episode you are allowed to put all 40 points on one contestant if you want to do so.
  • Bonus questions - this is an optional feature in the pool as designated by your pool commissioner. Bonus point questions are created by Fun Office Pools and are typically worth 2-5 points each. A sample bonus question is "Who is in the bottom three?". Your pool can have 0, 1 or 2 bonus questions each week.

When Are Picks Due

Picks are due each week before the elimination show airs on the east coast - typically 9:00 pm ET on Thursdays. You can change your picks after submitting them up until the deadline, so it is advisable to get your picks in early. In order to get maximum points, picks for the overall winner are due for the elimination show that reduces the contestants below 20.

Default Picks

If you forget to get your picks in you'll get the default picks (picks made by Fun Office Pools admins), so you won't be shut out if you miss a week. However, there is no default pick for the overall winner - so you need to make that pick after you sign up or you'll lose your chance for up to 40 points at the end of the pool

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Goal

To accumulate the most points throughout the television show's season.

How To Score Points

There are three ways to get points:

  • Pick the Mole at the start of your pool (Overall Pick). At the start of your pool, pick who is the mole and you'll receive 2 points per contestant left at that time (the show starts with 12 contestants so if you pick the Mole before the first show, you can earn up to 24 points). You can change your pick at any time, but when you do, you reduce the points you may be able to earn to be equal to the number of contestants times 2 (so if you change your pick when there are 5 contestants left, you'll score 10 points if you've correctly identified the Mole). You do not get any points if the person you identified as the Mole is not the Mole (no 2nd or 3rd place points in this pool).
  • Pick who is sent home each week. You have 20 points to allocate to who you think will be sent home each week. You can bet all your points on one person, or spread your 20 points among multiple contestants. You receive the number of points you allocate to the person who is eliminated. On the show finale - we double the points to 40 and on this final show, you're predicting who is the Mole - not who wins or who goes home.
  • Bonus questions - this is an optional feature in the pool as designated by your pool commissioner. Bonus point questions are created by Fun Office Pools and are typically worth 2-5 points each. A sample bonus question is "Does a male or female go home this week?". Your pool can have 0, 1 or 2 bonus questions each week. Note - on the final show, one of the bonus questions will be who wins the Mole show - and it will be worth more than 5 points.

When Are Picks Due

Picks are due each week before the show airs on the east coast - typically 10:00 pm ET on Mondays. You can change your picks after submitting them up until the deadline, so it is advisable to get your picks in early. Picks for the Mole (overall pick) are due as soon as the first show your pool uses airs - and are worth less each week - so get this pick in early.

Default Picks

If you forget to get your picks in you'll get the default picks (picks made by Fun Office Pools admins), so you won't be shut out if you miss a week. However, there is no default pick for the overall pick (the Mole) - so you need to make that pick after you sign up or you'll lose your chance for up to 24 points at the end of the pool

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Nashville Star Pool

Goal

To accumulate the most points throughout the television show's season.

How To Score Points

There are three ways to get points:

  • Pick the overall Nashville Star winner at the beginning of your pool. If you are correct, you get points equal to 3 times the number of contestants left at the time you make your overall selection (so if you make it when there are 10 contestants, you can earn up to 30 points). You can change your overall pick at any time, but the points you receive if you are correct will be adjusted to reflect how many contestants are active at the time you make your pick (so if there are only 5 left and you change your pick, it is now only worth 15 points). If your overall pick is the winner at the end of the show you receive those points. If your overall selection finishes 2nd, you'll receive 50% of those points (rounded down) and if your overall selection finishes 3rd, you'll receive 25% of those points (rounded down). Example: You pick someone who finishes 2nd and you picked him when there were 10 contestants left. You will receive 15 points (3 * 10 = 30 maximum points - finishing 2nd reduced this to 15).
  • Pick who is sent home each week. Each week you will have 20 points to allocate to the person or person(s) you believe will be going home. You can put all your points on one contestant or split them up. You will receive any points you allocate to anyone who goes home. On the show finale - we double the points to 40 and on this final show, you're predicting who wins - not who loses. You only receive the points you allocate to the winner of the show on this episode.
  • Bonus questions - this is an optional feature in the pool as designated by your pool commissioner. Bonus point questions are created by Fun Office Pools and are typically worth 2-5 points each. A sample bonus question is "Who is in the bottom three?". Your pool can have 0, 1 or 2 bonus questions each week.

When Are Picks Due

Picks are due each week before the show airs on the east coast - typically 9:30 pm ET on Mondays. You can change your picks after submitting them up until the deadline, so it is advisable to get your picks in early. In order to get maximum points, picks for the overall winner are due before the first elimination show.

Default Picks

If you forget to get your picks in you'll get the default picks (picks made by Fun Office Pools admins), so you won't be shut out if you miss a week. However, there is no default pick for the overall winner - so you need to make that pick after you sign up or you'll lose your chance for up to 30 points at the end of the pool

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American Idol Pool - Top 24

Goal

To accumulate the most points throughout the television show's season.

How To Score Points

There are three ways to get points:

  • Pick the overall American Idol winner once the top 12 are announced - if you're correct, you get 40 points. If your selection finishes 2nd, you get 20 points. If your selection is 3rd, you get 10 points. Note - if you join a pool late (after the first week of that pool), you will get less points for being correct (decreases 25% each week).
  • Pick who is sent home each week. When there are more than 12 contestants, you pick two girls and two guys each week that you think will go home. You will get 5 points for each person you correctly pick. Once the contestants are down to 12 people, you have 20 points to allocate to who you think will be sent home each week. You can bet all your points on one person, or spread your 20 points among multiple contestants. You receive the number of points you allocate to the person who is eliminated. On the show finale - we double the points to 40 and on this final show, you're predicting who wins - not who loses.
  • Bonus questions - this is an optional feature in the pool as designated by your pool commissioner. Bonus point questions are created by Fun Office Pools and are typically worth 2-5 points each. A sample bonus question is "Who is in the bottom three?". Your pool can have 0, 1 or 2 bonus questions each week.

When Are Picks Due

Picks are due each week before the elimination show airs on the east coast - typically 8:00 pm ET on Wednesdays (Thursdays when there are more than 12 contestants). You can change your picks after submitting them up until the deadline, so it is advisable to get your picks in early. Picks for the overall winner are due for the elimination show that reduces the contestants to 11.

Default Picks

If you forget to get your picks in you'll get the default picks (picks made by Fun Office Pools admins), so you won't be shut out if you miss a week. However, there is no default pick for the overall winner - so you need to make that pick after you sign up or you'll lose your chance for 40 points at the end of the pool

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American Idol Pool - Top 12

Goal

To accumulate the most points throughout the television show's season.

How To Score Points

There are three ways to get points:

  • Pick the overall American Idol winner at the beginning of the season - if you're correct, you get 40 points. If your selection finishes 2nd, you get 20 points. If your selection is 3rd, you get 10 points. Note - if you join a pool late (after the first week of that pool), you will get less points for being correct (decreases 25% each week).
  • Pick who is sent home each week. You have 20 points to allocate to who you think will be sent home each week. You can bet all your points on one person, or spread your 20 points among multiple contestants. You receive the number of points you allocate to the person who is eliminated. On the show finale - we double the points to 40 and on this final show, you're predicting who wins - not who loses.
  • Bonus questions - this is an optional feature in the pool as designated by your pool commissioner. Bonus point questions are created by Fun Office Pools and are typically worth 2-5 points each. A sample bonus question is "Who is in the bottom three?". Your pool can have 0, 1 or 2 bonus questions each week.

When Are Picks Due

Picks are due each week before the elimination show airs on the east coast - typically 8:00 pm ET on Wednesdays. You can change your picks after submitting them up until the deadline, so it is advisable to get your picks in early. Picks for the overall winner are due with the first week picks.

Default Picks

If you forget to get your picks in you'll get the default picks (picks made by Fun Office Pools admins), so you won't be shut out if you miss a week. However, there is no default pick for the overall winner - so you need to make that pick after you sign up or you'll lose your chance for 40 points at the end of the pool

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Amazing Race Pool

Goal

To accumulate the most points throughout the television show's season.

How To Score Points

There are three ways to get points:

  • Pick the overall winning team of the show at the beginning of the season - if you're correct, you get 50 points. If your selection finishes 2nd, you get 30 points. If your selection is 3rd, you get 10 points. Note - if your pool allows you to join late, you will get less points (decreases each week) if you pick an overall winner late.
  • Pick who finishes last each week. You have 25 points to allocate to who you think will be last each week. You can bet all your points on one team, or spread your 25 points among multiple contestants. You receive the number of points you allocate to the team who is last. Note - you get the points whether it is an elimination leg or a non-elimination leg.
  • Bonus questions - this is an optional feature in the pool as designated by your pool commissioner. Bonus point questions are created by Fun Office Pools and are typically worth 2-5 points each. A sample bonus question is "Which occurs first - detour or roadblock?". Your pool can have 0, 1, 2 or 3 bonus questions each week.

When Are Picks Due

Picks are due each week before the show airs on the east coast - typically 8:00 pm ET on Sundays. You can change your picks after submitting them up until the deadline, so it is advisable to get your picks in early. Picks for the overall winner are due with the first week picks.

Default Picks

If you forget to get your picks in you'll get the default picks (picks made by Fun Office Pools admins), so you won't be shut out if you miss a week. However, there is no default pick for the overall winner - so you need to make that pick after you sign up or you'll lose your chance for 50 points at the end of the pool

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CBS Survivor Pool

Goal

To accumulate the most points throughout the television show's season.

How To Score Points

There are three ways to get points:

  • Pick the overall winner of the show at the beginning of the season - if you're correct, you get 40 points. If your selection finishes 2nd, you get 20 points. If your selection is 3rd, you get 10 points.
  • Pick who gets voted off each week. You have 20 points to allocate to who you think will be voted off each week. You can bet all your points on one player, or spread your 20 points among multiple contestants. You receive the number of points you allocate to the person who is voted off
  • Bonus questions - this is an optional feature in the pool as designated by your pool commissioner. Bonus point questions are created by Fun Office Pools and are typically worth 2-5 points each. A sample bonus question is "Which tribe will receive immunity this week?". Your pool can have 0, 1 or 2 bonus questions each week. Note: No bonus questions during week 1.

When Are Picks Due

Picks are due each week before the show airs on the east coast - typically 8:00 pm ET on Thursdays. You can change your picks after submitting them up until the deadline, so it is advisable to get your picks in early. Picks for the overall winner are due with the first week picks.

Default Picks

If you forget to get your picks in you'll get the default picks (picks made by Fun Office Pools admins), so you won't be shut out if you miss a week. However, there is no default pick for the overall winner - so you need to make that pick after you sign up or you'll lose your chance for 40 points at the end of the pool

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Dancing With The Stars

Goal

To accumulate the most points throughout the television show's season.

How To Score Points

There are two ways to get points:

  • Pick the overall winner of the show at the beginning of the season - if you're correct, you get 40 points. If your selection finishes 2nd, you get 20 points. If your selection is 3rd, you get 10 points.
  • Pick who gets voted off each week. You have 20 points to allocate to who you think will be voted off each week. You can bet all your points on one player, or spread your 20 points among multiple contestants. You receive the number of points you allocate to the person who is voted off

When Are Picks Due

Picks are due each week before the show airs on the east coast - typically 8:00 pm ET on Mondays. You can change your picks after submitting them up until the deadline, so it is advisable to get your picks in early. Picks for the overall winner are due with the first week picks.

Default Picks

If you forget to get your picks in you'll get the default picks (picks made by Fun Office Pools admins), so you won't be shut out if you miss a week. However, there is no default pick for the overall winner - so you need to make that pick after you sign up or you'll lose your chance for 40 points at the end of the pool

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College Football Pick'em Pool

Goal

To accumulate the most points throughout the regular college football season by correctly predicting the winners of a set of football games.

Teams Used For The Pool

The pool commissioner selects which teams your pool will use when he sets up the pool. Currently, these will be the only teams you pick each week. We will be adding a feature that allows you to add select games throughout the season, but this may not make it onto Fun Office Pools until the 2008 season.

Making Your Selections

Each week you need to pick the winner of each game. If your pool is a weighted pool, you also need to apply confidence points - the higher the confidence you have in being right, the more points you should assign to the game. If your pool has 10 teams, the games will be worth between 1 and 10 points. If you are not using the weighted option, all games are worth 1 point each. You score the points for the game if you correctly pick the winner.

When Are Picks Due

Picks are due before the games start - and all picks are locked at noon on Saturday. So if you have a Thursday night game, you must make your pick on that game before it kicks off. However, you will still be able to change your other picks after that game up until the other games start or noon Saturday, whichever occurs first.

Default Picks

If you forget to get your picks in you'll get the default picks - which is the home team in each game. For default confidence points, the points are given in alphabetical order of the home team - highest confidence points first.

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