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Being the math guy that I am, the PAC-12 and Big-12 should petition the bcs to remove the colley matrix from the bcs formula. Maybe it is too late with the end of the bcs in a couple of years, but the formula Colley uses is extremely flawed and does not account for the difference in conferences playing 9 conference games to those who play only 8. We can all intuitively understand that if you play in a tough conference, replacing some rent-a-win with a conference game is going to give you a stronger SOS. Due to the flawed math used by Colley, the opposite actually occurs in his formula.
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So playing Kansas and Washington State instead of East Carolina and Louisiana-Monroe is that significant?
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It is how his SOS system is taken into account in it's entirety. Since a conference is always going to go .500 against itself, playing 9 conference games hurts those whose systems use opponent win percentage is the largest factor in a SOS formula.
To make it simple, If you play 9 conference games, it adds 4-5 losses and takes away 4-5 wins from your opp win % overall. It takes those 10-2 teams and turns them into 9-3 teams.
They need to account for margin of victory instead of the terrible system that they use.
That's a whole other argument, but IMO MOV, should be accounted for in some manner.
Oh- it's a math issue. Yeah, kick it out.
This times a million. Stop acting your conference is great from top to bottom. I get what you are saying but the bottom of your conference is terrible just like the bottom of the Sec and the bottom of the Big10/12. It is what it is. One game doesn't change that.
This post was edited by LaBornNRaised 17 months ago
So it doesnt change the numbers within a conference to add an extra loss?
you would be surprised. So many of the so called pundits and experts, really don't understand this difference, in both how it is factored in the computers, and how it is factored in the human polls.
I don't agree with everything ITT but a 9 game conference schedule could have drastically shook up what the SEC standings look like today.
This post was edited by free shoes 17 months ago
That's one of the main reasons the SEC didn't go to 9-game schedules. It would likely be removing teams from bowl eligibility.
This is where you lost me.
you were lost a long, long time ago.
Zing. So clever.
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