We've reached the final trimester of the regular season. The battle for first finally took a turn with JacksFan40 atop the leaderboard. Prime Power had an impressive 6 weeks in a row donning the yellow jersey. The battle for dead last also took a dramatic shift. FCSbuff319 had held the bottom of the barrel for about as long as Prime Power, but a week 7 overall victory has him 6 points clear of last place Carolina010. I feel the last place spot has just as much honor as some of the top spots, because it shows resilience. So often when struggling, people take the coward's way out and bow out of the competition. Those fools in the bottom 15, who continue to pick every week, are the true heroes. (A quick re-scan shows I'm included in that group ) And it's a season of "what could have been" for kdinva and kalm, who are 5th and 6th respectively just since week 5 started. Anyways, let's get to the picks:

Here is the pick'em form for Week 9: https://forms.gle/BUjUuJSA8o3ik28w9

Standings:

1 JacksFan40 168
2 Prime Power 165
3 ElCid 159
4 Scrappy94 158
4 sdsuceegrad 158
6 CockyGeek 156
7 mvemjsunpx 155
8 Katfan 154
9 footballer23 152
9 POD Knows 152
11 bonarae 151
11 Gangtackle11 151
11 gjw0007 151
11 TheValleyRaider 151
15 Daytripper 150
15 Go Lehigh TU owl 150
15 TheKingpin28 150
18 caribbeanhen 148
18 MSUBobcat 148
20 Hambone 147
20 melloware13 147
20 MR. CHICKEN 147
23 Bisonator 146
23 ncspiderfan 146
25 Catbooster 145
25 Chalupa Batman 145
25 McNeese75 145
28 katss07 143
29 JSUSoutherner 142
29 MTfan4life 142
29 Roamingriz 142
32 JALMOND 141
33 Preferred Walk-On 140
34 Wapiti 138
35 The Cats 137
36 Drblankstare 134
36 SonuvaHenx2 134
36 zPuddin Tane 134
39 Fcsbuff319 133
40 zpaward 131
41 zBEAR 130
42 YSUBIGRED 129
43 Carolina010 127
44 zbluefish 116
45 zzST_Lawson 112
46 zzzTheRevSFA 84
47 zzzzkdinva 76
48 zzzzkalm 75