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phxfireflames
11-17-2017, 08:58 AM
Found this on Reddit, basically, it's a visual for how well a team is doing at the moment and quantifying that on a map. Segments are won and lost based on head-to-head matchups. I wonder how this map would have looked like last year. Moderators feel free to drop, just thought I get this out there.


https://jsfiddle.net/941took3/1/show/

"What if college basketball games were battles for land? Every county is the possession of the team located closest to it. If a team is beaten, all of their land is taken by the team to defeat them, regardless of where the game takes place. The only exception is if a team loses to a non-D1 opponent, they will retain their lands to simplify the map."



https://www.reddit.com/r/CollegeBasketball/comments/7dimkr/college_basketball_imperialism_map_november_16/

3XaZag
11-17-2017, 09:05 AM
That map makes no sense no matter what planet your on...

....good to know the Bilikens are big in the Aleutian Islands though.

strikenowhere
11-17-2017, 09:06 AM
This is amazing - a combination of two of my favorite things - war games and Zag basketball!

FlyZag
11-17-2017, 09:14 AM
So how does this work? I see the Zags conquered a part of Houston with their victory over Southern Texas. But then last night Ohio State beat Southern Texas... why wouldn't they then conquer Houston?

I'm confused.

gu03alum
11-17-2017, 09:17 AM
So how does this work? I see the Zags conquered a part of Houston with their victory over Southern Texas. But then last night Ohio State beat Southern Texas... why wouldn't they then conquer Houston?

I'm confused.

agree, I want the methodology

KStyles
11-17-2017, 09:22 AM
So how does this work? I see the Zags conquered a part of Houston with their victory over Southern Texas. But then last night Ohio State beat Southern Texas... why wouldn't they then conquer Houston?

I'm confused.

Gonzaga "owns" that portion of Houston after the victory over Texas Southern, so Ohio State would have to defeat GU to capture it.

Texas Southern lost their home land in their first game and hasn't won any other land since, so there was nothing for Ohio State to gain by beating them.

Zags_Fanatic
11-17-2017, 09:32 AM
I've been following this all season on Reddit and it's seriously awesome. They have done it for other sports and it's just another cool way to visualize success. Zags are going to take a TON of territory from the Aggies tomorrow.

gu03alum
11-17-2017, 09:53 AM
So Providence now owns much of Washington State and the only way for us to take it is to beat someone who knocks off Providence?

I like that Eastern owns a little piece of California.

phxfireflames
11-17-2017, 10:19 AM
So Providence now owns much of Washington State and the only way for us to take it is to beat someone who knocks off Providence?

I like that Eastern owns a little piece of California.

Yes, I believe that would be the only way to regain those "lands" since the Zags don't play Providence directly.

webspinnre
11-17-2017, 10:19 AM
Is there one of these for last year? Doing it over a whole season would be much more interesting.

CDC84
11-17-2017, 10:38 AM
Being able to explain this map to a police officer if the new DUI test.

phxfireflames
11-17-2017, 10:45 AM
Being able to explain this map to a police officer if the new DUI test.

It's better than doing the alphabet backwards...

kitzbuel
11-17-2017, 01:14 PM
So UW will never get Western Washington back because the Billkins beat SU?

phxfireflames
11-17-2017, 02:47 PM
So UW will never get Western Washington back because the Billkins beat SU?

UW would have to either beat the current "owner" of Western Washington to get it back, so whether it's still St. Louis or whomever beats St.Louis and occupies those lands.

MTZag03
11-17-2017, 05:18 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only Redditor here

soccerdud
11-17-2017, 06:03 PM
it's all about consolidation.

it we had last season's maps, i bet there'd be a lot of interesting stuff.

we'd gain land pretty slowly at first (like everybody early in the season), our big pickups probably being our wins against florida and iowa st. unfortunately both tennessee and arizona lost just a game or two before they played us, so their "holdings" would have been greatly reduced. then in conference play all of the land would quickly consolidate and basically go to whoever is king of the hill. in our case, we'd be the only WCC team with ANY land once we beat SMC at home on Jan 19th (as we or SMC had beaten every other team in the WCC by that point). from then until the start of the NCAA tournament, we'd never have more of the map than that. then, obviously, the senior night fiasco happened and the map would go very BYU... until they lost to SMC in the WCC tourney... and then we'd reclaim the whole thing after the championship game.

i think the most interesting maps would be:
-- start of conference play (see non-conf footprints, etc)
-- before senior night (which, as far as gonzaga is concerned, would be identical to before first game of the NCAA tournament)
-- before NCAA championship game (obviously the map would be zag/unc dominated, but i'm curious about the relative sizes and what the regions would look like)

sittingon50
12-11-2017, 09:57 AM
How does one find an update?

webspinnre
12-11-2017, 10:19 AM
https://imgur.com/3zcFxwM

https://www.reddit.com/r/CollegeBasketball/comments/7izqcb/college_basketball_imperialism_map_december_10/

adoptedzag
12-11-2017, 04:15 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only Redditor here

Chances are there's a lot of us :)

gu03alum
12-16-2017, 05:33 PM
How does one find an update?

This is the most current I can find today.

https://i.imgur.com/3zcFxwM.jpg

kitzbuel
01-02-2018, 02:21 PM
Here is 30 Dec's version.

GU is pretty much out of this picture until we can get a win in the NCAAs.

https://jsfiddle.net/941took3/64/show/

webspinnre
01-03-2018, 11:30 AM
We can take SMC's territory by beating them. Unless another WCC team plays an OOC game against someone with territory, that's the only opportunity until the tournament.

caduceus
02-11-2018, 01:00 AM
We're back on the board, baby!

https://i.imgur.com/2iJClpm.jpg

KStyles
03-11-2018, 06:32 PM
Final map before the tourney.

https://i.imgur.com/xwmB9lv.jpg