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B1G Stock Market Game: Week 6

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NCAA Football: Maryland at Rutgers Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back to the B1G Stock Market Game. If you ignored my advice on rutger last week, you've got bigger problems than reading comprehension, your stocks are sucking right now.

If you're new to the article, join us! Just be careful about investing in rutger...

The Rules

  1. Start with an initial investment equal to the average of all current investors. This week, that’s 386 Delaney Dollars ($386DD).
  2. Select team stocks to buy.
  3. After the week’s games, sell, hold, and/or buy for the next week.
  4. Max number of any one team’s shares that you can own is 50.

Team stock value comes from Teamrankings.com. The value of each team is the inverse of their current rating (out of 130 FBS teams), so team #2 costs $129, #6 costs $125, #129 costs $2.

What Teams Should I Invest In?

Buy low, sell high. Or vice versa. Buy shares of your own team, or feel all greasy by buying shares of your rival. While nobody can perfectly predict The Formula, team ratings are pretty much based on their game results, their opponents, and their opponents’ opponents.

Some players diversify, and others go heavy on one stock. You’ll find your niche. If you don’t like the dartboard method, you may want to check out Dead Read’s B1G Stock Report.

This Week

Overall, the OTE Index is increasing! Average team value this week topped $91DD, up slightly from last week. Why then is the average portfolio value down 12 to $386DD? Because some of you keep betting on rutger! New week, same story: Investments in rutger will kill your portfolio. I wrote that crap last week, but the sentiments remain exactly the same.

Let's take a look at who we can applaud and who we can make fun of: nym.psuedo is playing the game right! A heavy investment in the Gophers paid off with a 7% increase. Well done to you and basically everyone in the top half of the standings. The biggest gainer was Maryland with 12%, but only Danwesly and HellYa put any dough on them.

Onto the non-winners. LOL @ rutger and Illinois Fighting Illini and everyone who lost double digits believing in those duds. MK and HoustonBoiler, I applaud your tenacity. As I'm looking things over, I realize I may have to buy buttger and LOL at my damn self next week...

The opening bell has rung, here are this week’s stock prices:

Illinois 39; Indiana 90; Iowa 115; Maryland 102; Michigan 118; Michigan State 117; Minnesota 76; Nebraska 86; Northwestern 85; Ohio State 130; Penn State 125; Purdue 55; rutger 12; Wisconsin 126

Get your buys in by ****6pm Best Time Zone Thursday night.**** And remember, greed is good.