This Week 1 College Football Map Is Going Viral

first_imgA view of Auburn's stadium from behind the goal post.AUBURN – OCTOBER 16: The Auburn University band comes out of the tunnel before the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on October 16, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)The college football imperialism map is back in a new form this year. The map is now being hosted by SB Nation and is being called the college football “Empires” map.The map, created by Nathan Bingham, is recreated every week of the season.Here’s the explanation:Each FBS team is given a territory to begin the season, and if they lose, the team that beats them takes their land. Teams are then always in the process of trying to either regain land or expand their land by beating teams that have land.The territories for each team are determined by which school is closest in straight-line distance to the geometric center of each county.Here’s the map after Week 1:The official College Football Empires map, after Week 1:— SB Nation (@SBNation) September 4, 2018Auburn is the current land leader after Week 1.You can view the full results here.last_img