CFPOOL Hall Of
The following players
won the CFPOOL. Click on the year to access more complete historical results
for that year (where available). Prior to 1997 we only have the RSFC final
standings postings. If you have access to any of the data from the years before
1997 please let us know.
2004 Tom Walsh
2001 Ben Browdy
2000 Desert Man...
1999 The Wiz
1998 Desert Man...
1996 Desert Man...
1995 "Buck System"
1994 Ed Kearns
1993 Edward Freeman
1992 Russ Pierce
1991 Eric Arendts
1990 Richie Hemphill
1989 Eric Arendts
1988 Greg Flint
1987 Bruce Kovalsky
1986 Chris Stassen
Note that winning the pool in its
first year is not nearly as impressive as winning it now. The number of "regular"
(season-long) entrants has grown from about twenty in 1986 to about a couple
hundred in recent years.
The current software for scoring the CFPOOL was introduced
in the 2001 season (we had used it to score an NFL office pool for several
years previously). When importing the data from the years prior to this system,
we corrected a couple of errors and made an additional tweak that resulted
in slightly different scores than you may have seen in your archived email
These changes are:
the Bowl Entries in the final standings for 1998.
When these results were included, Desert Man... proved to be the 1998 CFPOOL
the algorithm for dropping scores from the Bowl Week.
According to the posted rules during this time frame, the Bowl Entry
should be split into two separate entries when
deciding which scores to drop. Previously, the Bowl Entry was not split,
which resulted in people retaining a poor Bowl result and dropping a superior
performance from earlier in the season. Implementing this rule as stated
resulted in some shuffling of position but did not affect any final champions.
the algorithm for completing incomplete entries.
According to the posted rules when an incomplete email entry is received
then the home team is picked for any missing games. Under the old scoring
software the visiting team was being picked. Again this resulted in some
shuffling of positions but did not affect any final champions.
the rounding of the confidence weights.
Because of accumulated rounding error when calculating the confidence weights
according to the rules, the total points for a week sometimes did not total
exactly 1000.00 points. The current implementation adjusts the weight of
the top pick slightly so that the total is exact. This made at most a difference
of 0.02 points in any one entry.
some of the entrants.
We tried to match most of the names from the earlier system to the current
names of the players. We undoubtedly missed some names. If you see that
your moniker appears in the historical data in a different form than the
current moniker, let us know if you would like to combine the entrants under
a single name. We will be adding some all-time standings in the future.
If you want all of your entries included in those calculations, we need
to make certain all of your entries match.