Fantasy Gymnastics is back! We had so much fun with the Fantasy Olympics, we decided to revive the game for the 2013 NCAA season, which gets underway in just a few weeks.
This time around, we’ve gone all out, with U.S. Editor Lauren Hopkins collaborating with expert programmer Kristen Watkins for what’s sure to be an incredible season of a little fantasy fun while we enjoy watching the sport. Check out the rules below, and be sure to sign up and submit your first draft by December 20 in order to be counted in one of our fantasy conferences. Also, just a note: the program doesn’t work with Internet Explorer so if you find the draft crashing/deleting your team, please pull yourself out of 1997 and try a different browser! Unless that browser is Netscape Navigator, in which case you are a hopeless cause.
College Fantasy Gymnastics 2013 Rules
- Every player will get 20 gymnasts.
- You will be assigned a conference with 8-12 other people.
- You must submit a line-up every week by Wednesday night at 11:59pm.
- You can put up to 8 gymnasts up on each event each week, and 5 scores will count.
- Your final score is an average of each of your weekly scores.
- Every user must submit their lineup by December 20th, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. The draft will be run and the results posted to your account by December 29th, 2012.
- In the draft, you may submit a list of up to 150 gymnasts. The list is ordered, and you may submit it as many times as you would like. Keep in mind that when you submit another draft, it overwrites what you previously submitted and you can’t get back what you submitted before.
- When the draft is run, it will randomly assign you to a conference. Your conference will have 8-12 other people in it, and no one within a conference will have the same gymnast. The draft will then assign gymnasts to you based on your rankings and the other people’s rankings within your conference.
- You may submit less than 150 gymnasts – for every slot you leave blank, you may be randomly assigned a gymnast if the draft goes through that many rounds.
- Submit your lineup for the upcoming weekend by Wednesday at 11:59pm (so, your first lineup is due January 2nd at 11:59pm).
- You may put up to 8 gymnasts up on each event; only the top 5 scores on each event count towards your team score.
- Your weekly team score is the sum of your top five scores on each event. If five of your gymnasts didn’t compete on a given event that week, you will count zeros for the scores you were missing.
- For example, if you put up 8 people on bars this week, and only 4 of them ended up actually competing, your score on bars for this week will be those 4 scores plus a zero.
- Your overall team score is an average of your weekly team scores. You can see your ranking in your conference by going to the conference ranking page.
- If you win your league, you will be able to participate in the finals! To win your league, you must be in first place in your conference at the end of the season.
- More details to come about how the championship round will work, but for now, make the best teams possible and try and make it to the post-season fun!