2016 SwimSwam NCAA Men’s Pick ‘Em Contest

After the conclusion of an exciting women’s meet, we now turn the page and the Pick ‘Em Contest for the 2016 Men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships is here, presented by FINIS.

User mkeaveney won the women’s contest last week, and will try and again prove his knowledge in this week’s men’s competition.

This year, we’ve migrated to a new format that allows us to give our users the ability to pick much deeper into the seeds for their favorites.

Just like previous years, you will choose your top 4 finishers in each event, but unlike prior years, there will be no “other” option. We have also added a section to choose the top 10 finishing teams in the overall team battle, which will carry big weight toward the overall final standings.

To Play Pick ‘Em, Click Here (Google Login Required)

Scoring System

Correctly picking a swimmer to place:

  • 1st – 7 points
  • 2nd – 5 points
  • 3rd – 4 points
  • 4th – 3 points

Correctly picking a swimmer to place in the top 4, but putting them in the wrong spot, will earn you 1 point.

In the team picks, correctly picking a team to finish in exactly each place will earn this many points:

  • 1st – 20
  • 2nd – 17
  • 3rd – 16
  • 4th – 15
  • 5th – 14
  • 6th – 13
  • 7th – 12
  • 8th – 11
  • 9th – 9
  • 10th – 7

Picks will close at 4PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 23rd, and at that time, we will post everyone’s picks for them to see.

By using the new Google Forms format, you CAN go in and edit your responses up until 4 PM on Wednesday. You can also use this “edit responses” ability to go in and print or save your answers.

The tie-breaker for prizes, if necessary, will be the most correctly-picked winners, then 2nd-place finishers, then 3rd-place finishers, etc. in the relevant time period.

Note: Because of the revamped NCAA format, we’ll give out daily prizes for the end of days 2, 3, 4

The top 3 scorers on (day 1 + day 2), day 3, and day 4 will receive:

The overall champion will receive:

  • The daily prizes listed above, PLUS
  • FINIS Onyx Technical Racing Suit

Official Rules

Anybody is eligible to play, but only certain people are eligible for prizes. For starters, only one entry per person is allowed. If we discover that you have made multiple entries, we may disqualify all of your entries.

To win prizes, entrant must:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Accept responsibility for any and all taxes
  • Accept responsibility for any impact on high school or college eligibility
  • Be a legal resident of the United States or Canada (prizes will only be mailed to these countries)
  • Enter real contact information (we won’t chase you to give you prizes if you use fake contact info)

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4 years ago

Speaking of traditions, will there be a Most Valuable Swimmers list before Wednesday?

Steve-O Nolan
4 years ago

I’d also suggest submitting all your individual picks BEFORE doing the team picks. I accidentally selected 11 teams and I couldn’t find a way to un-select one without just refreshing the page.

4 years ago

Oh great… another chance to embarrass myself.

Reply to  HulkSwim
4 years ago

Also, the new submission for is really not easy to use.

Reply to  HulkSwim
4 years ago

Don’t worry Hulk, I’m sure you’ll do better this time! (We all hope…)

Displaced Wolverine
Reply to  bobthebuilderrocks
4 years ago

At least it won’t be easy to do worse…

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