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    Conference Survivor

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    So the second, and last (I promise), game I want to run this year is a twist on the Survivor games. Typically, you take a single conference and pick the winner of a game each week; if you pick correctly, you move on to the next week, if you pick wrong, you are eliminated. See BisonTru's annual MVFC Survivor game for an excellent example. http://www.anygivensaturday.com/show...light=survivor

    But that leads to the CAA guys just playing with a group comprised of 90% CAA guys, and the same goes for Big Sky, MVFC, etc. Folks like to stay in their comfort zone of picking games in their conferences. Well, since all of us voters *should be* paying attention to the other conferences as well, I thought a nice way to combine the Survivor game with a bit of incentive to pay attention to how teams in other conferences are doing would be to offer a twist on it.

    So for anyone who is interested in playing, here's how it works. Each week, you pick a game and you have to pick the FCS team that will win (can't pick an FBS/FCS unless you think the FCS team will win). But instead of not being able to pick that team again, you can't pick any team from that conference again. Pick NDSU in Week 1? Great, but you can't pick another MVFC team for the rest of the year.

    There are 13 conferences (we're not doing the three Indy's) and 12 weeks this year, most teams are playing 11-games with a bye-week, so you'll get to skip a single conference. That means in the final week of the season, you will only two conferences remaining to choose from. But you need to put in your first winner of the year before 5 pm EST on Thursday.

    So if you want to play, just reply in this thread with (for example):
    Indiana State - winner

    That means I can't pick an MVFC team for the rest of the season. After Week 1's games are done, we'll see who is left and make our next picks. If we need a tie-breaker at the end of the season, we'll reset with whoever is left and head in to the post-season games.
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    Re: Conference Survivor

    I like this Supe. Although just to add my two cents I wouldn't think you would need to declare a conference you're not going to do. Honestly survivor games seem really easy, but every year some crazy upsets happen and take out a lot of people. Someone runs a full season full fcs - minus nonplayoff conferences one on bisonville and usually there is only 2 or 3 remaining by the playoffs and then he keeps it going into the playoffs to determine the winner.

    Either way, I'm in. Thanks for doing this.

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    Re: Conference Survivor

    Quote Originally Posted by BisonTru View Post
    Although just to add my two cents I wouldn't think you would need to declare a conference you're not going to do. Honestly survivor games seem really easy, but every year some crazy upsets happen and take out a lot of people. Someone runs a full season full fcs - minus nonplayoff conferences one on bisonville and usually there is only 2 or 3 remaining by the playoffs and then he keeps it going into the playoffs to determine the winner.
    Thanks for the heads up, I was concerned there would be too many folks left. In that case, I'll go back and edit and take that part out. If there's only going to be a handful of people left, might as well get the reward of two conferences to choose from in the final week before the playoffs.
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    Re: Conference Survivor

    Samford

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    Re: Conference Survivor

    Samford as well

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    Re: Conference Survivor

    I think the choice, this week, is obvious: NC A&T

    If the rules prohibit that selection, in lieu of picking Furman over Clemson, I'll follow the crowd and, reluctantly, go with...

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    Re: Conference Survivor

    Drake

    Edit: Somebody else decided on this game, too, while I was researching the conferences and the games.

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    Re: Conference Survivor

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    Re: Conference Survivor

    No Ivies yet for week 1, so I'll pick a PL team for now:

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