thats cool, thanks for sharing! and i know what you are saying but really, now knowing you are a regular final 4 coach, that gives us critical perspective. if you barely manage to make the NT now, that means the loss of iq was a pretty big hit. if you had bee a guy who almost never made the final 4, regularly making the NT but not much more, then barely managing to make the NT would mean much less of a loss. so i think the relative context is pretty important.
whats your plan to track this? post the starting and ending ratings of the team each season, with the outcomes, or something like that? id personally find it quite interesting for you to post your own guesses about the season - both going into the season and into the post season - where would you expect this team to perform, with their poor iq, and what would you be expecting if they had normal iq? i mean obviously, with iq, they'd have lower ratings, because you get extra practice time. but still, that would provide a pretty meaningful comparison.
now that i mention it, how will you be using that extra 40 or so minutes of practice time? do you plan to use it on ratings, which would inflate your ratings at least for younger players, somewhat compensating for the lack of iq? or will you be throwing it into study hall so you will have no better ratings than you would have had in the normal case?