I find myself in an NHL playoff pool. The rules are simple: pick the winner of each round. We’ve been going since the beginning of the playoffs, so points have been accumulating thus far. Suffice it to say, the remaining rounds are worth 50 points for each conference final and 100 points for picking the Stanley Cup winner, so there is still some jockeying to be done.
If you haven’t been following, the conference finals are well underway, meaning there are 4 teams left (Chicago, Anaheim, Tampa Bay, and New York). You can also deduce that there are now only eight scenarios remaining for how the rounds can shake out.
This graph removes all mystery as to how we will each fair, for each scenario.