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2014 Cauliflower Classic NCAA Wrestling Pool.

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It is that time of year again. Similar to last year, we will be allowing everyone to use the site to run their own pools and tabulating the results under the same rules as in the past for $25.00 per league payable via major credit card on our site. There is also a "rules" tab on the site as well.


We are also adding open public leagues this year. You'll be able to pay "x" amount to join a public league and we will pay out 90% of the monies collected out to the highest finishers. When you sign up please take notice to the states that aren't allowed entrance and the other rules involved.


You will need to go to the site and register first. Then accept an invitation to the pool sent to the e-mail address you entered. Don't worry it's an easy process and the information is just for our pool.


Click: http://www.fantasygrade.com


For commissioners adding a new private league...

1. Register/Login

2. Click on Add new league

3. Select NCAA Wrestling and enter in a league name and an

invitation message

4. Pay league hosting fee of 25$

5. Invite your friends

To join a private league

1. Register/Login

2. Make sure the commissioner of your league invites you

3. Find the invitation on the home page and click 'Join'

After you register you'll be able to enter your squads.


The wrestlers will be loaded on the 12th when the bracket comes out. The complete list of wrestlers will be loaded once the official tournament brackets are released. This allows you to mess around with the pull down menu and get used to using it.


Newer rules to note include:

• No one will be able to see anyone else's squad until after the tournament starts.

• All squads will need to be entered/settled by the start of the tournament on Thursday. You will not be able to enter/change your squads after this.

• The site will have scoring throughout the tournament.

• Please review the complete rules below and then if you have any questions please e-mail me at support@fantasygrade.com




Cauliflower Classic 2013

Official League Rules


1. New Rules / Reminders / General Information


1.1. Withdrawal Rule: Once the deadline hits for adding or changing teams, you not be allowed to modify your lineup. You will have until the official starting time of the first round of the NCAA National Wrestling Tournament to add rosters or make changes to existing rosters. If a wrestler withdraws from the tournament prior to its start, and that wrestler is on your roster, you will not receive any points for that weight class. Therefore, you should make a final check of your rosters prior to the submission deadline to insure you don't have this issue.


1.2. Deduction Points Clarification: If a wrestler is deducted a team point(s) in the team scoring by the NCAA he will also be deducted a point(s) in our pool. We score our pool exactly as the NCAA scores the team race. Additionally, if a coach is deducted a team point, the NCAA assigns that deduction to the wrestler competing for that coach when the deduction occurred. Therefore, we too will deduct a point from that wrestler.


1.3. Reminder: Please look over the entire rules sheet along with all e-mails we sent before e-mailing questions. We're more than happy to help you with anything, but please keep in mind this pool is very large and you may find an answer more quickly by simply reading the rules. Everything will be handled the same year to year, so if you've been in previously, unless notified, everything will be handle as it was in the past.


1.4. Website: All roster selections must be completed through the following site: http://www.fantasygrade.com. You will be required to register, after which you will need to accept an invitation to the pool. Once you have done both, you can begin adding rosters. We do not have a user or help guide for the site, but it is pretty self-explanatory.


1.5. Payment: This year's pool will be run through the FantasyGrade website. Results will be available during the tournament on the website. Therefore, payment MUST BE received, using the secure credit card payment option via instructions on the website.



2. Rosters & Scoring:


2.1. Salary Cap

2.1.1. Each ranking slot will be allotted a set amount of points. Those points are listed here: 1st - 196 points 2nd - 148 points 3rd - 139 points 4th - 129 points 5th - 117 points 6th - 107 points 7th - 93 points 8th - 87 points 9th - 78 points 10th - 71 points 11th - 59 points 12th - 45 points 13th - 38 points 14th - 31 points 15th - 26 points 16th THRU 20th - 10 points Unranked - 5 points


2.1.2. Each roster must have exactly one wrestler at every weight class.

2.1.3. Each roster must stay at or below the allotted salary cap of 1,000 pts.

2.1.4. There is no minimum for the total salary cap used.


2.2. Tie Breaker

2.2.1. Each roster must have a tie-breaker selected.

2.2.2. The tie-breaker consists of two components Team Champion: This is the NCAA team the owner predicts will win the tournament. Team Champion Points: This is the total number of team points the owner predicts the winning NCAA team will score.


2.3. Scoring

2.3.1. Scoring for each wrestler is based on the official NCAA wrestling tournament team scoring rules.

2.3.2. Placement Points - wrestlers earn placement points for finishing in 1st through 8th place. 1st place: 16 points 2nd place: 12 points 3rd place: 10 points 4th place: 9 points 5th place: 7 points 6th place: 6 points 7th place: 4 points 8th place: 3 points


2.3.3. Advancement Points - wrestlers earn advancement points if they win. Each advancement in the championship bracket is worth 1 point Each advancement in the consolation bracket is worth .5 points If a wrestler has a bye and wins his very next match, he will earn an advancement point for the bye. If a wrestler has a bye and loses his very next match, he will not earn any advancement point(s). Each wrestler who is not in a pigtail match in either the championship or consolation bracket is considered to have received a bye since they didn't wrestle a pigtail match. If those wrestler go on to win their first match, they will receive 2 advancement points due to the bye. If the losing wrestler in the championship bracket pigtail match wins his wrestleback match, he will earn an additional .5 advancement points due to a bye. This bye is not shown on the NCAA brackets due to space constraints.


2.3.4. Bonus Points - wrestlers earn bonus points for certain types of victories. Each fall, forfeit, default, disqualification: 2 points Each tech fall (w/ near fall points): 1.5 points Each tech fall (w/o near fall points): 1 point Each major decision: 1 point


2.3.5. Official NCAA scoring rules: see NCAA Wrestling website.


2.4. Ties

2.4.1. In the event of a tie between two or more rosters, the winner will be determined based on the following criteria in this order Tie-breaker Team Champion: The roster with the highest placed tie-breaker team champion wins Tie-breaker Team Champion Points: The roster with the closest team champion points to the NCAA team champion wins. Individual Champions: The roster with the most NCAA National Champions wins. Individual All-Americans: The roster with the most NCAA All-Americans (top 8 place finishers) wins. Lower Salary Cap: The roster that used the least amount of points toward their salary cap wins. Earliest Submission: The roster created and finalized the earliest wins.


2.5. Rankings

2.5.1. We will be using The Open Mat's final rankings to determine each wrestler's allotted salary cap assignment.

2.5.2. The rankings typically are published the Tuesday or Wednesday following the conference tournaments.

2.5.3. See The Open Mat website.


3. League Finances

3.1. Site Fee

3.1.1. The site fee for each league is $25.

3.1.2. League owners must have their fee paid prior to using the site.

3.1.3. The following payment methods are accepted: Major credit card

3.1.4. No refunds will be given.

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