Tiebreak System in College Football Pick'em

This article explains how tied scores are resolved on a weekly and seasonal basis.


Weekly Ties

Each week, Yahoo Sports will select two games to be designated "Tiebreak Games."

In any week where two or more players finish with the same number of points, the following tie-breakers are used in this order until the tie is broken:

  1. Closest to the total points for the first Tiebreak Game.
  2. Closest to the home team points for the first Tiebreak Game.
  3. Closest to the road team points for the first Tiebreak Game.
  4. Closest to the total points for the second Tiebreak Game.
  5. Closest to the home team points for the second Tiebreak Game.
  6. Closest to the road team points for the second Tiebreak Game.
  7. Closest to the school whose team scores the most points.
  8. Closest to the school whose team scores the least points.
  9. Whichever user had more points in the previous week (or the week before that if still tied, etc.).

You'll be able to determine each weekly winner by looking at the Weekly Performance page, where the person winning the week will be shown in bold.

Season Ties

At the end of the season, the following tie-breakers are used for College Pick'em groups in this order until the tie is broken:

  1. Week 15 fantasy points.
  2. Week 15 tiebreak predictions, if applicable (see above).
  3. Week 14 fantasy points.
  4. Week 14 tiebreak predictions, if applicable (see above).
  5. Week 13 fantasy points.
  6. Week 13 tiebreak predictions, if applicable (see above).
  7. Week 12 fantasy points.
  8. Week 12 tiebreak predictions, if applicable (see above).
  9. Week 11 through Week 1 fantasy points and tiebreak predictions, as above.
  10. Random coin flip.
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