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Trivia World Champions, Cheating Scandal, & Foreplay Highlight Huge Trivia Week || (The Dozen: Week 18 Preview & Rankings)

The Dozen Week 18 is here. After last week’s fun trip to Arizona, we resume this week with our typical schedule. This week on The Dozen, we got the reigning champion Uptown Balls, former NFL Pro Bowler Arian Foster, Foreplay, and KenJac serving his suspension. Our correspondent Scoops L'Aguirre has the breakdown…

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WEEK 18 RANKINGS

  • Following their Arizona Bowl win, The Experts are finally the #1 ranked team on the Dozen. It took them three seasons, but they finally did it.   

  • Ziti moves to #3 after their runner-up finish in Arizona. While Ziti has three losses, two came down to the final question against the #1 or #2 ranked teams.   

  • The Yak drops from #1 to #4 after their loss and cheating scandal in Arizona.   

  • Spittin’ Chiclets fell from #7 to #9 after losing to Ziti, moving up Team Minihane and Gen XYZ one spot each. 

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Now onto the Week 15 preview…

5-UPTOWN BALLS vs. 19-FLUX

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(5) Uptown Balls
- 4-2-0 Record  
- 13.33 Points Per Game 
- 2.50 Steals Per Game 
- 83% Niche Success Rate  
-- Glenny: 6.75 PPG 
-- Tommy: 5.17 PPG 
-- Smitty: 4.67 PPG 

Balls Category Advantages: Television, Music, History 

(19) FLUX
- 1-3-0 Record  
- 9.50 Points Per Game 
- 1.75 Steals Per Game 
- 25% Niche Success Rate  
-- Chris: 6.17 PPG 
-- Mintzy: 4.67 PPG 
-- Joey: 4.00 PPG 

FLUX Category Advantages: Snacks, College Football, Movies 

FLUX is in desperation mode. A loss would put them in a spot where it’s difficult to imagine them qualifying for the tournament. Their first game with the revamped squad was a mess; they lacked communication, lost the Bonus round, and got their Niche stolen. They must work as a team if they want a shot at beating Uptown Balls.   

Uptown Balls is undefeated this season against teams ranked outside the Top 8 – they put up a lot of points, and their only losses have been close games to elite teams.   

12-SMOCKIN vs. 20-MACRODOSING

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(12) Smockin
- 2-1-1 Record  
- 13.00 Points Per Game 
- 2.75 Steals Per Game 
- 66% Niche Success Rate  
-- KenJac: 8.21 PPG 
-- Titus: 6.46 PPG 
-- Donnie: 2.58 PPG 

Smockin Category Advantages: College Basketball, Music, Movies

(20) Macrodosing
- 1-2-0 Record  
- 8.67 Points Per Game 
- 1.67 Steals Per Game 
- 66% Niche Success Rate  
-- Mad Dog: 4.00 PPG 
-- Big T: 3.67 PPG 
-- Arian: 3.33 PPG 

Macrodosing Category Advantages: College Football, NFL, Television 

KenJac will be serving his suspension for most of this game. Under normal circumstances, one would expect Smockin to dominate. Without KenJac, the typical three points Smockin gets in Movies and Mashups become up in the air, and he is their primary scorer when it comes to the NFL/College Football. Titus and Donnie will need to step up big time. 

Macrodosing is hungry to compete as they have felt slighted by the difficulty of their questions in each of their last two games.  

15-THE FAMILY vs. 17-FOREPLAY

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(12) The Family
- 1-2-1 Record  
- 9.75 Points Per Game 
- 2.75 Steals Per Game 
- 50% Niche Success Rate  
-- Reags: 5.42 PPG 
-- Rico: 4.42 PPG 
-- John Rich: 3.08 PPG 

Family Category Advantages: College Basketball, NBA, NFL 

(17) Foreplay
- 1-3-0 Record  
- 10.00 Points Per Game 
- 1.50 Steals Per Game 
- 50% Niche Success Rate  
-- Trent: 5.21 PPG 
-- Frankie: 3.46 PPG 
-- Riggs: 2.33 PPG  

Foreplay Category Advantages: Golf, Music, Movies  

Foreplay finally got their first win during relegation week to keep their team in existence. Now that they have the monkey off their back, can they keep the momentum going? Foreplay has an excellent fan vote where if they can keep their stats/record respectable, they should make the tourney.   

The Family is a team in shambles. Their season started with so much promise, taking urMom to OT and pulling off a giant comeback against Team Ziti. Then they had an all-time meltdown against The Yak, and Feits left for the Booze Ponies soon after. Following Feits' departure from the team, The Family got squashed in their first game with Rico Bosco. The good news is they are probably a better pure trivia team than Foreplay, but the question is, can they communicate? 

WEEK 17 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  • Brandon wins Offensive Player of the Week after this monster performance in the Arizona Bowl.  He carried The Experts with 9.33 points in their match against The Yak. Going into last week, Brandon was the third highest Experts scorer per game, and now he is #1!  

  • Fran earn Defensive Player of the Week as her Mashup steals gave The Experts an early lead in each game.  

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