The results are in for the Least Thing EPL prediction contest and there are congratulations to share.
1. To n-g for a second title in a row, eking out the slenderest of victories over Max (who would have had <14 with an accurate Chelsea prediction;-).
2. To Max for winning the collective EPL and Bundesliga title, very nice.
3. To keeperusa, who wins a copy of The Climate Fix (as the other two already have copies), please email me to arrange.
Collectively, the competitors did best on ManU and worst on Swansea (most were 9 places off, accoiunting for almost 40% the total prediction errors in the entire pool. A more accurate Swansea pick alone would have been enough to move anyone into first place in the competition.
Most everyone demonstrated skill over the naive metric, I'll have to devise a more rigorous test in the future.
Here is the final table:
Readership is up by about a factor of 10 since this contest started, so I hope we'll have a larger pool of entries in a few months for 2012/2013. Meantime, stay tuned for possible prediction competitions for Euro 2012 and the Olympics.
Thanks to all for participating!