It did pretty well last year by seasons end.

Gotta give it until about Mid January to really take it serious.

But being where the Gophs are in late December is huge.

Yup.

But it still sucked late in the year too.

it shouldn’t be better to be .500 against an above average difficulty schedule instead of .800 against a medium schedule

IMO the SOS adjustment is completely off. And because the net rankings are terrible, so is the quad win system since it is based on net.

winning is the most important thing.

Here is a scenario in Net rankings that 100% is mathematically true.

Two teams play the same exact schedule.

(Team A) One team goes 1-28. They lose 28 games by 1 point each but win one game by 50.

(Team B) Another team goes 14-15.

They win 14 games by 1 point each but lose 15 by an average of 10 points.

In a system based on efficiency, team A is rated higher.

Now say the same situation happens but team B played a slightly easier SOS. Now not only is team A rated higher, there is a massive gap.

Any system that doesn’t value Ws and Ls as the number one rating criteria is crappy