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B1G Survivor 2022 Week 2

First, I thought we might try a new Second Chance Bracket this year to keep more people involved longer. This will be separate from the regular survivor pool, which takes precedence, so more on the former later. Survior Rules can be found in the Week 0/1 post.

Starting with 93 entrants, we had 2 eliminations in weeks 0 & 1 with one unfortunate soul picking Nebraska over Northwestern and another picking Illinois over Indiana in this year's first elimination game (we had 2 takers on the other side).

The picks were distributed thusly:

Week 01

Opponent

Number of picks

Nebraska

North Dakota

26

Illinois

Wyoming

25

Maryland

Buffalo

24

Minnesota

New Mexico State

12

Indiana

Illinois

2

Wisconsin

Illinois State

1

Michigan State

Western Michigan

1

Here's a list of who remains in the competition along with who they previously picked:

Entrant

Prior Picks

Entrant

Prior Picks

Entrant

Prior Picks

ajcuster

Minnesota

glassjawed

Nebraska

nym.pseudo

Illinois

andronfire

Minnesota

Green 96

Minnesota

oldfatbaldguy

Illinois

Andy Davis

Minnesota

Grizzly Spartan

Minnesota

PrairieDogSharpshooter

Minnesota

Atinat

Maryland

GTMOBananaRat

Nebraska

Precious Roy

Maryland

AutoRecBot

Maryland

GTom

Maryland

PU_ACL_Donor

Maryland

Bad Psuedonym

Nebraska

Gubaji

Nebraska

rich52K

Minnesota

Badgers & Bruins

Illinois

He was a high school quarterback

Illinois

riclang

Maryland

badgersrox

Wisconsin

Hollywood Hawk Hogan

Nebraska

RockyMtnBlue

Maryland

beezer07

Maryland

Hoosiers47

Nebraska

scarlet pimpernal hand

Illinois

BlueinATX

Nebraska

HoustonBoiler

Nebraska

Schmolik64

Nebraska

BoilerBehindEnemyLines

Illinois

HoyaGoon

Maryland

SharpDressedBoiler

Nebraska

boilerlion31

Nebraska

IronMonkee

Maryland

StateOfRutgers

Illinois

Boilermaker Luck

Indiana

IUinVA

Maryland

TabletopBoiler

Illinois

BoilerUp89

Nebraska

Izzo4POTUS

Illinois

tech’01

Minnesota

BradNortmansActingCoach

Nebraska

JayMPSU

Nebraska

The Glow of Bo

Maryland

bronzedgopher

Nebraska

Kind of…

Illinois

The Spirit of ’47!

Maryland

buckyor

Nebraska

LandOfSkyBlueWatersGopher

Illinois

theguyfromy-wega

Illinois

BuffKomodo

Illinois

LouisStreet

Michigan State

TheJrod

Nebraska

CG1106

Illinois

LumpOfClay

Maryland

Thumpasaurus

Illinois

Clossso

Nebraska

mbailey71

Illinois

Transient Buckeye

Maryland

Cuscago Ty

Nebraska

mcammer64

Indiana

TurkeyBF

Illinois

DAHenning

Maryland

MDPrideinMA

Nebraska

vaudvillain

Maryland

Danwesley Meyer

Maryland

michael.vinters

Illinois

Wacker Era Survivor

Nebraska

David_Anderson

Minnesota

MikeWoodsonsBurner

Nebraska

waw

Maryland

David93

Illinois

MNWildcat

Maryland

wesd2005

Illinois

Dead Read

Maryland

Mochila03

Maryland

whersmyelephant

Illinois

dew1016

Illinois

Mr. Grizz

Maryland

Whipples

Nebraska

dlrhawks

Nebraska

NE1963

Minnesota

winless

Illinois

fdlbadger

Nebraska

Northsiders

Minnesota

WisClonesin

Illinois

FFXlion

Nebraska

NU’06er

Illinois

Fuzzy Rumpton

Maryland

NUDave

Minnesota

Week 2 will see all 14 teams take the field, feasting on various varieties of non-conference cupcakes.

Here's the line up: (All games are scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2022; all times are Eastern)

Game Time

Away

Home

12:00 PM

Arkansas State

Ohio State

12:00 PM

Ohio

Penn State

12:00 PM

Western Illinois

Minnesota

12:00 PM

Duke

Northwestern

*Edited

3:30 PM

Maryland

Charlotte

4:00 PM

Akron

Michigan State

4:00 PM

Iowa State

Iowa

4:00 PM

Indiana State

Purdue

4:00 PM

Wagner

Rutgers

4:00 PM

Virginia

Illinois

7:30 PM

GA Southern

Nebraska

8:00 PM

Hawaii

Michigan

8:00 PM

Idaho

Indiana

Last week, I knew basically nothing about how good or bad any of the B1G teams would be this year. Now, mostly not having watched 1+ weeks of games, my football knowledge has expanded considerably and I now know next to nothing. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

My pick for week 2: Nebraska. While the Huskers have plenty of talent, I'm too afraid of their recent historical inconsistency to save them for a B1G game. Nebraska should still be able to handle Georgia Southern though (I hope).

Second Chance Bracket

If you get eliminated from the regular survivor pool*, you may enter a second chance pool. (Because I already have the spreadsheet set to go.)

*You must have picked a game each week to be eligible.

In the regular pool, you pick one team each week to win. In the second chance pool, after you have been eliminated from the regular pool, you must pick a team to lose each week. You would still not be able to pick any team you have previously picked, in either pool. You would need to pick the loser of the B1G championship game in week 14.

First tie breaker for the losers pool would similar to the original:
1. Worst combined winning %age of B1G teams you have not used
2. Strength of victory (losing percentage of teams you've picked against)
3. Whomever got their losing (or in this case winning) pick in first.

As per the regular pool, picks are due prior to the published game times of the game you are picking.

Week 2 games are listed above. We have two eligible contestants who may enter the Second Chance Bracket if they wish:

Second chance Eligible

Prior Picks

hoeger

Nebraska

RTVF82

Illinois

Good luck to all.