Week 11 saw 60 percent of the remaining players get eliminated in B1G Survivor. What started as a field of 102 back in August is now down to a Final Four!
Five players got bounced with Rutgers´ win over Indiana, and another player was sent home when PSU couldn´t hold on against Michigan. Here are the last four standing:
RTVF82 (Mich, OSU, Pur) [Ill, Ind, Mary, Ind, Mary, Minn]
StateOfRutgers (Ind, PSU, Pur) [Ill, Ind, Mary, PSU, Ind, Minn]
theguyfrom.... (Iowa, Nw, Pur) [Ill, Ind, Nw, Nw, Mary, Pur]
whipples (Iowa, Mary, OSU) [Neb, Mary, Neb, Mary, Mary]
Note: the first grouping is the teams you have not yet picked, and the second grouping contains the B1G opponents of the teams you have picked. Once a particular team in grouping #2 shows up three times, it will be bolded, and cannot be picked against for the rest of the year.
This seems like a good time to revisit tiebreaker rules (in the event that everyone is eliminated the same week). I initially posted these during Week 1, and they are they same ones that I have used in previous years:
1. Best combined winning percentage of B1G teams you have not yet used.
2. Strength of victory (non-FBS teams´ records get converted to 0-for)
3. Whomever got their loser pick in the earliest
If we make it all the way to Championship Week and need tiebreker scenarios, they get a little more complex:
1. If a player makes it to week 14, and their one remaining team wins the CCG, they are obviously the champion, and will have completed a "perfect season".
1a. If multiple players complete a "perfect season", I'm going old-school Big Ten and declaring "Co-Champions". I will then apply the "Strength of Victory" tiebreaker (non FBS opponents' records get converted to "0-for"). Whomever wins the SOV tiebreaker gets a "BCS Auto-bid" championship, and whomever loses gets a "Ferentzian" championship. If still tied after the SOV tiebreaker, whomever got their pick in first most often during the season gets the "BCS Auto-bid" championship.
2. If a player makes it to week 14, and their remaining team loses the CCG, this will be considered a better result than a player who makes it to week 14 with a team that didn't make the CCG.
2a. If multiple players make it to week 14 with a team that loses the CCG, the SOV tiebreaker will be used to determine a champion. If still tied, next tiebreaker is whoever got their picks in first most often during the season.
3. If none of the above happen, and a player makes it to Week 14 with a team that is not in the CCG, this will be considered a better result than a player who got knocked out in Week 13.
3a. If multiple players make it to Week 14 with a team that is not in the CCG, the player whose remaining team has the best overall record will be the champion. If the two players are still tied, SOV tiebreaker is then applied. If still tied, next tiebreaker is whoever got their picks in first most often during the season.
4. If everyone gets knocked out in Week 12 or 13, then tiebreakers that I have previously posted will be applied.
Here is the Week 12 Schedule. All games are on Saturday
Michigan St @ Ohio St
Rutgers @ Penn St
Purdue vs. Northwestern @ Wrigley Field
Illinois @ Iowa
Minnesota @ Indiana
Michigan @ Maryland
Nebraska @ Wisconsin
All picks for Week 12 are due Saturday 11/20 at 11 AM Central. Also, please note that all picks for Week 13 will be due Friday, 11/26, prior to kickoff of the Iowa-Nebraska game.