OFFICIAL rules for the 9th Annual NCAA Football Contest

Here are the rules for the 9th Annual NCAA Football Contest. The first three years the contest was held completely in the Forums from 2008-2010 and then in 2011 started at another site and then moved to this site, where it was held in its entirety in 2012 and moving forward.

Contestants pick 7 games against the contest line using Saturday games only (except for the final weekend of Nov. 25-26). We used to use the lines from the Leroy’s and then William Hill college contest, but that was discontinued last year, but now the William Hill College Pick 'em is back so we'll use those lines (just 25 available games each week) and then I'll use ViewFromVegas Consensus Line for 25 games in the last two weeks of the contest.

The contest will start with the games of Saturday, Sept. 10 (the same opening weekend as the NFL contest) and continue for 12 weeks and concluding with the final weekend of Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25-26.

Our season-long winner will receive 2 nights hotel at the Westgate (home of the SuperContest and home of ViewFromVegas champions!!!), plus dinner for 2 with yours truly. NOTE: grand prize does not include airfare or ground transportation or your other meals/shows/wagering activity during your stay. Second place will be dinner for 2 with yours truly. In case of a tie for either of the top two places, we’ll devise a tiebreaker using the games of Dec. 2-3 (including conference championship games). If it comes to that, it’ll be posted in the “Sports” category of the VFV Forums at

The weekly prize will be dinner with yours truly (or if they can’t make it to Vegas anytime soon, an alternate prize of a shirt). This will require a 7-0 record (which I'm expecting to happen just about every week anyway with the contest continuing to grow) and the tiebreaker will be the most points your 7 teams cover by. NOTE: You’re only allowed to win a weekly prize once by virtue of the tiebreaker.

To make your plays, go to MAKE PICKS and select NCAA and then the current week (lines will be posted by Wednesday night each week). THE DEADLINE FOR PLAYS TO BE SUBMITTED IS 9 A.M. PACIFIC TIME SATURDAY. The site will lock out anyone from making selections after that time and you'll be able to see everyone else's plays by going to the VIEW ALL PICKS under the MAKE PICKS tab. The deadline for the final week will be 9 a.m. of the first day you have a pick (Friday or Saturday).

For those worrying about missing the deadline, your plays may be posted ahead of time and then edited up until the deadline... just go back to MAKE PICKS and go through the process again. :

I think that takes care of most of it…but here’s some more rules so everything is clear:

No entry fee

One entry per person.

7 plays per week: 1 contest point per winning selection (1/2 point for a push) The NCAA contest runs 12 weeks from Saturday, Sept. 10, through Saturday, Nov. 26.

People entering after the first week's games will be eligible for weekly prizes as well as season-long prizes if they're good enough to overcome that handicap (winning percentage will not be a tiebreaker; only points earned by the rules stated above).

Weekly winners and updated standings will be posted in the VFV Forums at by Tuesday each week.

Good luck!