Posted by Lizak on 3/9/2013 1:06:00 AM (view original):
That's a pretty bad schedule to go 10-0 and not even be under 100 rpi.
You know you can actually control your non-conference schedule don't you?
On the surface, yes. But, it's entirely possible that he and his conference mates are those who ALL schedule weak like that, so when they hit conference play they end up facing nothing but teams with gaudy records. RPI and SOS drop like a rock. It's simple math, it works, and I'm surprised that more conferences never did it in the past.
However......now that RPI is no longer king when it comes down to at-large bids, and the PR is the end-all-be-all, whatever little formula Seble put together to rate the games you play, teams you beat, etc., may make that strategy a lot less workable than it used to be in the past. As it probably should be. It's not obsolete....yet.