The Week to Week Game
The Week to Week Game is a style of gameplay where players will make their picks for the upcoming week of the season before that episode airs. Players do not need to make all picks for each round at the beginning of the season.
Individual rounds of the bracket will lock before the east coast airing of the episode for that given week. Once the bracket locks no more edits for that week will be possible unless the league administrator unlocks the bracket for you again.
One benefit of week-to-week is that if you make a wrong pick early in the season you aren't penalized for it later in the season. Since you can change your picks at any time before the airing of the episode if you had thought that "Jenny" would go to the finals, but she got out in week 3, then you can take her out of your week 4+ picks.
Because there is less risk in week-to-week than in standard game play for wrong picks, generally point value per pick is close to the same across each week.
Scoring of the brackets will happen after the west coast airing of the episodes and generally be available by noon of the following day. It is all done automatically for you and you do not have to calculate anything yourself.
Once a season starts, league administrators will also have the ability to click on a "Score Now" button which will score all brackets within their league at any given time. The scoring will be compared to the current state of the master bracket. The score now button is there in case someone joins your league late, and you need to manually have them catch up and be scored. Most of the time you will not need to use this function.
The Master Bracket
The Master Bracket is the bracket which is for your reference and shows all the correct picks currently in the season.
Standings and Winning
Standings are computed by how many points each player in a league has and ordered by first place has the highest points to the last place has the lowest points.
The winner of the league will be the person with the most points at the end of the season.
Why choose The Week to Week Game?
Since bracket picks are made before the start of each week and players are not penalized for wrong future picks, the week to week gameplay option is good for keeping point totals close amongst all players. It makes your picks each week very important because one wrong pick could be the difference between first place and last place in a tight league race!