September 18th, 2017 at 12:29 PM ^

This is increasinglyh turning into an odd conference priority tracker. Non-conference games basically capture territory for conferences, and then the conference seasons shake things out. Only a team like a hypothetically good Notre Dame can really shake things up.

Michigan has colonized central Florida and southern Colorado for the B1G, while Wisconsin and Iowa have given us big gains in the west. Sadly, Nebraska has been lost to the Pac 12.

Most of these territories will now change hands, but within the conference. 

Leaders And Best

September 18th, 2017 at 10:00 PM ^

I also think the amount of territory you lose should be based on margin of victory. 3 points or less (including OT): 25% of your territory. 4-7 points: 50% of your territory. 8-14 points: 75% of your territory. 15 points or more: everything. Or something like that.

I also think they should have weighted the original map based on 5-year program rating ( It would take some of the emphasis off geography and put more of it on performance at the start, especially for schools that share a state.


September 18th, 2017 at 12:55 PM ^

So basically, in order to dominate our own state we need to either play CMU or another team that plays (and beats) them.  That's kind of annoying.  Still interesting, though.

BTW, why does Miami (Fla.) have no territory when they are 1-0?


September 18th, 2017 at 1:05 PM ^

Now that we're well-positioned in southern Colorado, we need to push CU and Vanderbilt to make a play for the Upper Midwest, but we should also remain vigilant with Oklahoma State lurking on our southern border out there. 

Or is this not Risk?


September 18th, 2017 at 1:30 PM ^

vs. any other direction.  Just put some nominal sentries on the mountain passes (the likes of Wolf Creek Pass and Red Mountain Pass are hard enough to traverse with a car, much less tanks) and you'll be fine as regards Troy.  Besides they're Troy.

Weed-smoking CU is all "peace and love" --- they're not about war.  Except with it comes to their fellow weed smokers.  They appear ready to war with Washington.

For Vanderbilt --- the Kansas plains are an outpost.  Their true homeland is to the southeast.  Their imperalistic priorities are pointed away from Colorado.

So .... yes, OK State is the big concern in this "Risk" game.  :-)


September 18th, 2017 at 4:01 PM ^

If we win our next few games, we'll own a solid chunk of Ohio - we've taken Cincy's land, we'll get Ohio U. land from Purdue, then BGSU's land from MSU.  


Looks like Dayton (NTM), Columbus (OSU), and Cleveland (Kent St) may be out of reach until bowl season.  

M Vader

September 18th, 2017 at 4:40 PM ^

Isn't this for teams that are still undefeated? Didn't troy lose to Boise state?

Edit : my bad, it looks like you can gain territory even if you had lost yours. Florida has tennessee now.

Imo, it would be better if florida's win gave that territory to us, because we defeated them.

Oh well