Rules Example Restated

I've been told that the example I gave in the "Pool Rules" entry made the system harder to understand rather than easier. An attempt to explain it better follows.

Here's the same example again, but put differently:

The final standings at the end of last season were:

1. Ruben
2. Clay
3. Kimberley
4. Josh
5. Trenyce

With five performers to go, our hypothetical player last season went with:

1. Clay
2. Ruben
3. Kimberley
4. Trenyce
5. Josh

At the end of the season, it turned out that she was right in exactly one of those predictions, by putting Kimberley in third, giving her one point for that week.

With four people to go, she went with:

1. Ruben
2. Kimberley
3. Clay
4. Josh

At the end of the season, she turned out to have gotten two of those right, picking up two points for correctly placing Ruben and Josh.

With three to go, she chose:

1. Ruben
2. Clay
3. Kimberley

At the end of the season, this turns out to be the one week in which she gets full credit. All are correct; she gets three points.

With two to go, she chose:

1. Clay
2. Ruben

At the end of the season, she gets no points for this.

Add 'em all up, and she gets six points total.

Is that any better?

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