next season can we please not play games on maps that kill troops on the first turn like dust bowl? I am talking about the neutral field games. Team home games can and should be played on any map of the home teams desire. Said maps are not fair for players that get a majority of those regions to start out with.
I still wouldn't do all neutral games on classic. I like the idea of each bowl having a different map. Maybe the playoffs all on classic though? or the regional games on the region maps with the semi's on usa and finals on classic, or whatever, just some variation of it? Or are the playoffs home and away? I don't even know. Great tourney though Rodent. Loved it throughout. hate barely missing playoffs but I'll get 'em next season. Thanks for running. can't wait for the college football to come back next season.
GeneralJestix wrote:next season can we please not play games on maps that kill troops on the first turn like dust bowl? I am talking about the neutral field games. Team home games can and should be played on any map of the home teams desire. Said maps are not fair for players that get a majority of those regions to start out with.
I think if it makes sense for a regional game to be played there, you should put it there. I actually think that dust bowl is a very unique map in that it gives the first player the least advantage of almost any map I can think of. Yeah, it sucks when you're territs are all in the middle. But that's just a different kind of luck.
I would bet that dust bowl has less of a first turn advantage than other maps ... but I'm not going to go try to figure that out.
Top-seeded Brigham Young University stays perfect with a 32-20 win in the championship game. Congrats to ViperOverLord for not only taking the championship, but doing so in style with a perfect 16-0 season.
Congrats are also in order for Rgreffenius, who guided Iowa State to the championship game and finished the season 14-2.
Ball State's Ianphull finished third at 13-3 after Colorado State forfeited the third-place bowl.
Below are the final rankings (with #26-#115 spoilered to save room).
1. Brigham Young Cougars, Ind., 16-0, 0.832 2. Iowa State Cyclones, Big-12, 14-2, 0.766 3. Michigan State Spartans, Big Ten, 13-2, 0.734 4. Ball State Cardinals, MAC, 13-3, 0.719 5. Colorado State Rams, MWC, 11-4, 0.692 6. Ohio State Buckeyes, Big Ten, 12-4, 0.69 7. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, Sun Belt, 11-4, 0.687 8. Buffalo Bulls, MAC, 12-3, 0.657 9. Air Force Falcons, MWC, 10-4, 0.638 10. Arkansas State Red Wolves, Sun Belt, 10-3, 0.636 11. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, WAC, 11-4, 0.621 12. Texas A&M Aggies, Big-12, 10-3, 0.618 13. Missouri Tigers, Big-12, 10-3, 0.615 14. Tulsa Golden Hurricane, C-USA, 11-4, 0.611 15. Wyoming Cowboys, MWC, 9-5, 0.607 16. Boise State Broncos, MWC, 7-6, 0.594 17. UAB Blazers, C-USA, 8-5, 0.59 18. UNLV Rebels, MWC, 8-5, 0.576 19. Michigan Wolverines, Big Ten, 10-4, 0.572 20. Stanford Cardinal, PAC-12, 10-5, 0.572 21. North Carolina Tar Heels, ACC, 10-4, 0.572 22. Vanderbilt Commadores, SEC, 9-4, 0.568 23. Houston Cougars, C-USA, 10-3, 0.56 24. Duke Blue Devils, ACC, 9-4, 0.557 25. Washington State Cougars, PAC-12, 9-4, 0.548
Thank you guys for making this a fun tournament. I especially want to thank those of you who finished the tournament despite struggling with losing seasons. That takes dedication to the game, and if everyone with losing records goes "screw it, I quit", then this tournament doesn't work.