Champions is a football predictions competition based on English football. It runs for an entire season, but you make all your predictions at the start of the season, so it does not take much effort - you just sit back and watch how well you are doing. Before the start of the season you need to predict the best and worst teams in each division and the winners of the two domestic cup competitions. Points are dependent on the success of your predictions and a league table is regularly updated showing your current position. There are also manager of the month competitions.
Each of your predictions scores a multiple of the number of points they actually get during the season. The multiple depends on the position you predict they will finish in, as follows.
|Premier League Champions||+14||Premier League Runners Up||+13|
|Premier League Third Place||+12||Premier League Relegated Teams||-11|
|Championship Champions||+11||Championship Runners-up||+10|
|Championship Play-off Winners||+9||Championship Relegated Teams||-8|
|League 1 Champions||+8||League 1 Runners-up||+7|
|League 1 Play-off Winners||+6||League 1 Relegated Teams||-5|
|League 2 Champions||+5||League 2 Runners-up||+4|
|League 2 Third Place||+3||League 2 Play-off Winners||+2|
|League 2 Relegated Team||-1|
FA Cup Winners: +150 points for each round beyond the third round that your team plays in. A bonus 150 points if your team wins the cup.
Carling Cup Winners: +100 points for each round beyond the third round that your team plays in. A bonus 100 points if your team wins the cup.
It does not matter if your predictions don't actually finish in the promotion or relegation slots, their points will be accumulated whatever their final position.
Assume that in 2002/03 you predicted Manchester United would be Champions, Bolton to be relegated, and Liverpool to win the FA Cup. This would mean these teams contributed to your overall total as follows.
Even though none of these predictions were accurate, you would still earn the points from their performance. It is better to predict the actual champions so that you gain maximum advantage of the highest multiple, and similarly if your relegation predictions are relegated you lose fewest points.
If a team is scratched from the league during the season, they will be awarded the points gained by the lowest placed team in their league for the purposes of this competition.