Frequently Asked Questions

CSTV Fantasy College Football


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Q: What is CSTV Fantasy College Football?
Q: How much does it cost to play?
Q: When can I sign up for CSTV Fantasy College Football?
Q: Can I join a league after the season begins?
Q: What is the difference between a public and private league?
Q: I have other friends that want to play in the same league. Is this possible?

DRAFT
Q: What is a list draft?
Q: How is the draft order determined for my league?
Q: What if my league doesn't have eight teams on the day the draft is scheduled?
Q: Can more than one team draft the same school?

RULES
Q: How long is the fantasy college football season?
Q: How many teams are in a league?
Q: Are all teams on my roster eligible for any position?
Q: What is the utility position?
Q: When does my lineup have to be set?
Q: Can I make trades?

SCORING
Q: How is scoring calculated for each position?
Q: Is scoring tied to individual position players or to team stats?
Q: Can I set my own scoring system?

LEAGUE OPTIONS
Q: Who is my League Commissioner?
Q: What can the "League Commissioner" do?


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Q: What is CSTV Fantasy College Football?
A: CSTV Fantasy College Football is based on the concept that many of us would prefer to be active players rather than passive viewers. While you enjoy rooting on your alma mater, favorite team or players, fantasy sports give you an opportunity to apply strategy, match-ups, research and good educated guesswork to play along!

Q: How much does it cost to play?
A: CSTV Fantasy College Football is totally FREE! Public leagues, private league, draft advice, and live scoring are all free of charge on CSTV.com.

Q: When can I sign up for CSTV Fantasy College Football?
A: Now! You can register and join a league from now until September 20, 2005. All leagues will be open to all participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once you registered for CSTV Fantasy, follow the links to the league selection area and choose a league and a draft time.

Q: Can I join a league after the season begins?
A: Yes. You may join ga league up until September 20, 2005. Any leagues which begins after the start of the season will have their league schedule start the week after the draft is complete.

Q: What is the difference between a public and private league?
A: Public leagues are first come, first serve - jump in and play. Private leagues require a password and allow you to form your own league of friends, family or co-workers. You set the password and YOU distribute it out at your discretion.

Q: I have other friends that want to play in my league. Is this possible
A: You will have the option to join a public or private league. Private leagues are password protected and allow you to give out the password to whomever you choose. You can also try to get online at the same time and join the same public draft.

Draft
Q: What is a list draft?
A: A list draft allows you to order your own list of teams and submit it before the draft. The computer then goes through and fills your team based on your top pick on your default list. Leaderboard Sports will provide a default list based on the expected valuations, so if you don't have time to customize it you'll still field a competitive team with the right managerial decisions during the season!

Q: How is the draft order determined for my league?
A: The computer will randomly generate the order before each league draft.

Q: What if my league doesn't have eight teams on the day the draft is scheduled?
A: If a league is not full, we will try to combine leagues to fill them up if they are public leagues, so that you can draft. If it is a private league we will not combine your league with anyone else's - you must fill the league yourself or transition to a new league. You can always post your private league name and password on the bulletin board - you never know who might jump in at the last minute if you give them an invite.

Q: Can more than one team draft the same school?
A: Each school can only be in one roster per league. If you want more schools, just sign up for more FREE teams and enjoy playing a variety of options.

RULES
Q: How long is the fantasy college football season?
A: A full season of CSTV Fantasy College Football is 14 weeks. The first week begins with games on September 1 and the last week is November 14 - November 21. If you join a league after the season begins your league will play less than 14 weeks.

Q: How many teams are in a league?
A: All CSTV Fantasy College Football leagues will have eight teams.

Q: Are all teams on my roster eligible for any position?
A: Yes, teams on your roster can be used at any position. Each team can only be used once each week but yon can switch that team to a different position each week.

Q: What is the utility position?
A: The utility position is the last of the six positions in your lineup. It is a "wildcard" spot which allow you to add a team at any position. The user will choose which position they would like their utility team to fill.

Q: When does my lineup have to be set?
A: Every game of the week counts - teams will lock either on your roster or your bench, ONE hour before the posted kickoff time. The week begins on Monday at noon EST and end on the following Monday at 11:59 AM. Make changes up until that point, but once a game begins you are locked into your roster.

Q: Can I make trades?
A: Yes - but trades won't be allowed until Week Three of the season. We want you to learn and understand the relative value of each school and all the places you can use them in your lineup. After Week Three we'll open up the trade function.

SCORING
Q: How is scoring calculated for each position?
A: CSTV Fantasy College Football is based on the notion that you can draft entire teams, and then as the coach, you decide each week who you want to start in the Passing, Rushing, and Coaching portions of your group effort. Scoring works like this:

Passing
StatPoints
20 Yards Passing1
Passing TD6
Interception-3
Rushing
StatPoints
20 Yards Rushing1
Rushing TD6
Fumble-3
Kicking
StatPoints
Field Goal Made3
Extra Point Made1
Defense
StatPoints
Defense or ST TD6
Sack3
Forced Turnover5
Coach
StatPoints
Team Win25
Team Win vs. Top 2515
2 point conversion2

Q: Is scoring tied to players or to team stats?
A: Passing, Rushing, Kicking and Defense are all based on team statistics. All stats will come from the team stats section of the official box score. A team may use multiple quarterbacks and may even has their Running Back throw a pass, but this will all accumulate to count for the team's passing statistics.

Q: Can I set my own scoring system?
A: This season you won't be able to do this. We've decided to standardize the scoring for all leagues in this inaugural season to make sure we have the same competition in each league with the same rules being used.

LEAGUE OPTIONS
Q: Who is my League Commissioner?
A: Each league will be assigned a real life commissioner who is a veteran fantasy gamer and a Leaderboard Sports fantasy expert. This administrator will be able to answer league specific questions for you as well as approve or reject trades with full understanding of the circumstances in your individual league. Some trades are fair in one league due to needs and circumstances where they may not be fair in another.

Q: What are the responsibilities of the League Commissioner?
A: Your league commissioner will have full access to your league, in order to help resolve any issues, respond to complaints and take care of you during the season. Some commissioners have even been known to offer a little advice here and there when needed!

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