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Once again, Razorback sucking is good for America. We don't exist #fml
We should be #1 in the playoffs since we dominated the population championship
The final 2018 College Football Empires Map: Bow down to Clemson
Every FBS team started with land, which began changing hands in Week 1. It then kept changing all the way through the title game.
By Nathan Bingham Jan 9, 2019, 8:18am ESTSHARE
Welcome to the final edition of the 2018 College Football Empires Map. Here are the rules:
To begin the season, each FBS team was given control of its surrounding territory. Each game that involves one or two teams with territory results in the winner claiming all of it. Results carry on week to week, so teams are always in the process of trying to regain or expand land. For more detailed rules, check out Week 1’s explanation.
Here’s the completed 2018 map after the season, with notes to follow from the latter half of bowl season.
Texas A&M annihilated the NC State attackers, defending its empire and finishing the season owning SMU, North Texas, and Kansas.
LSU handed UCF its first loss of the season and took control of the Knights’ realm.
Oregon defended its land against the Michigan State Spartans in a gruesome war of attrition.
Ohio State maintained its holdings and conquered several Washington territories.
Clemson became lord of the land, destroying Alabama and winning the 2018 College Football Empires map. (You’ll note Clemson didn’t actually come all that close to controlling the entire map. Scroll to the bottom for a sense of how long that process actually takes.)
Changes since the Playoff semifinal games
With the 2018 season finished, let’s take a look at which territories changed hands the most
Old Dominion, Colorado State, and Navy all had their territory conquered 11 different times this season, with Army soon consolidating all three and then passing them along, eventually to Clemson. Here were those paths:
Old Dominion -> Liberty -> Army
Colorado State -> Hawaii -> Army
Navy -> Hawaii -> Army
Army -> Oklahoma -> Texas -> Oklahoma State -> Baylor -> Iowa State -> Texas -> Oklahoma -> Alabama -> Clemson
The entire 2018 season in one GIF
Ohio State- 26
Clemson - 1629
Ohio State - 727
Oregon - 268
LSU - 261
UNLV - 96
Clemson - 156,507,885
Ohio State - 77,360,611
LSU - 32,921,294
UNLV - 12,094,585
Oregon - 9,020,758
Land Area (sq. miles)
Clemson - 1,849,855
Ohio State - 718,743
Oregon - 454,000
UNLV - 218,548
LSU - 198,292
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I’m also keeping the 2017 map going, since as you can see, it takes more than just one season to have one team completely take over. Here’s how 2017’s map looks after 2018:
Clemson followed up its semifinal expedition over Notre Dame with a victory over Alabama, cementing itself just behind Ohio State in land owned on the 2017 map.
North Dakota State won a second straight title, finishing with the same kingdom it started 2018 with.
LSU handed UCF its first loss since the creation of the 2017 Empires Map.
Ohio State defeated Washington in the Rose Bowl to finish the season as the leader on the 2017-2018 map.
With North Dakota State’s win over Eastern Washington, total consolidation in 2019 got much more difficult. Let’s take a look at one way it can happen:
North Dakota State loses to Delaware, who loses to Pitt, who loses to Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech must then win out until it plays Georgia.
Ohio State loses to FAU (yes, I know this is unlikely), who loses to UCF, who also loses to Pitt.
Clemson loses to Texas A&M.
Texas A&M and LSU win out until they play each other.
The SEC Championship between Georgia and the winner of A&M and LSU would then consolidate 2017-2019 to one team.
Consolidation looks unlikely to happen in 2019, but it is still a possibility. The Playoff could feature some consolidation, but North Dakota State doesn’t play an FBS team until 2020, so that land is likely stuck in the FCS until then — at least.
never owned more than one property before we're gonna have to make some hires
In favor of starting a new thread Emma
we could develop a new map system based on hats seen in and around NYC.
Have at it
Wyoming currently as the leading land holder...just the way we’d have all expected.
Hello friends, new to the landed gentry class. Can somebody explain why the Razorbacks don't own Portland?
Well fuck, now considering following UCA and their sweet ownership of Western Kentucky.
Wait, no I'm not, fuck that state
Continuation from 2018
And continuing from 2017
Thanks for the land #Texas AandM Aggies
I only accept the 2017 map where I live in LSU territory as opposed to this current SMU nonsense
How does FSU have territory in Tallanasty? Shouldn’t Boise St own their shit?
2018 Map continued
Where did auburn get south Florida from?
How did we scoop up Puerto Rico?
Tulane took it from FIU and we took it from the mighty green wave.
We don’t even have a snippet of Coral Gables.
FIU gets Dade County to start since they are closer to the geographical center of Dade than UM is.
Think that is why they added Puerto Rico to the map - so UM could start with some land.
I'm guessing that's a mistake where Auburn has territory in South Florida
It's correct. Tulane beat FIU to get that land, then Auburn beat Tulane the following week.
And then Florida beat Auburn. Should be the Gators logo there.
I'm dumb. Completely blocked out this weekend's game.
Always liked this concept, but the initial territory allotment/dispersement granted to schools, just fucks up the map.
Was confused on why we already had UGA's land...then realized the week 7 map(when #Georgia Bulldogs lost to #South Carolina Gamecocks - a lot of people forget that) was never posted.
Be a good steward. We'll be back for it in a couple weeks.
Minnesota is undefeated, yet has not gained any new territories at all this season. That's hard to accomplish this late in the season.
Everything's coming up Orgeron.
Alabama had like no territory for LSU to take because their schedule is soft.
you see that little triangle in North Carolina? That was Duke's so we got that