Q: How does the league work?
A: Seasons end on the last Friday of the month, with the next season starting on the following Monday. (Season 8 is open through Sunday, August 7.) The league is divided into 4 divisions: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. The top finishers in each division (except Seniors) move up in the next season and the bottom finishers (except Freshmen) move down.
New players can choose to either start out in the Freshmen division, or complete the 5 preseason quizzes and be placed in a division based on their scores.
Q: How does the scoring work?
A: When you submit your answers (each week’s quizzes are due on Sunday night), you will also rank your answers by your confidence level. 5 points for the answer you’re most confident in, 4 points for your second-most confident answer, and so on down to 1 point for your least confident answer.
Then, imagine going head-to-head against everyone in your division and tallying the results. That’s what the adjusted score is: (the percent of players you win against) + one half of (the percent of players you tie). For example, if you beat 60% of players and tied with 20% — your adjusted score would be 60+½*(20) = 70. Players in each division are then ranked by total adjusted score (the sum of all of their daily adjusted scores for the season).
Here’s the idea behind the adjusted scores: they are on a scale of 0-100, with 50 being an average performance. So your score reflects how well you did against your division, rather than how well you did against the quiz writer (me).