Posted by bjaygee on 1/2/2013 3:23:00 PM (view original):
Posted by tampafla on 1/2/2013 3:00:00 PM (view original):I respect your opinion but disagree. "Little ole Worchester State" isn't playing the level of competition that D1A coaches face. It plays SIMs and newbies and even with a loss can get into a 32 team tournament. D1A schools are penalized for soft schedules and can't get to an NC unless they're a 1 or 2 seed. That's apples and oranges.
Posted by bjaygee on 1/2/2013 2:06:00 PM (view original):
Part of the problem when this is discussed - the "upsets happen" mantra - is that the impact of an upset loss is substantially higher for D1A teams than those at lower levels. Coaches at the elites have invested the time to understand the game thoroughly and do what's necessary to succeeed in all of the facets - recruiting, gameplay, etc. When they are denied an opportunity at an NC simply because the engine decided to randomly crap on them, it's beyond frustrating.
Sure…that is the debatably. A loss hurts for all teams but Elites have a superior advantage as it is. They could lose three games out of conference and run the table the rest of the way. Their talent advantage is consistently superior to whoever they face. And at the lower levels a loss is just as equal to a loss at the higher level. Now you go from a one seed to a three seed with how wacked up the ranking system is which in turn causes a much earlier matchup of top teams. Someone is losing and someone is losing vision. Bigger impact if you ask me to a two loss Elite in a level 5 again and equal chance at a title game the next season. Little ole Worchester State may have to wait four seasons before it has a team strong enough to win it all again.
Apples to Apples my friend. If you’re at and Elite you shouldn't be playing sister of poor anyways. Level of competition is relative and a mut point in this debate. Mr Oklahoma is always going to have better talent then Kansas State. If it loses then that is on the coach not on the sim. Upsets happen to everyone and I really don't feel sorry when it happens to an Elite. We all know it happens now...might as well move on with business as usually.
When I was at California in Dobie my Schedule was consistently stronger than about 75% of the elites in that world. So I will respectfully disagree with you as well. The only thing that can be argued in this debate is OOC schedule. Check the Elite rankings right now and see how many “Elites” scheduled an OOC schedule worthy of a national title. 2 humans and 3 sims is the formula my friend. Or Four in the bag wins and one we should beat them game or toss up. Once conference play rolls around the Elites have a far superior advantage as they can’t play themselves. Much easier to be Oklahoma and play Texas every year and rotate Nebraska, than be Texas A&M and potentially get Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska in the same season.
A D-III to D-1AA team could have to go through 5 top 10 rosters after is CC game to get the hardware. An Elite may face two all season long. But at the end of the day the upsets need to be corrected. What happened to Fac’s Texas team is insane The Buffaloes faithful will never forget that one. We both have differing opinions on the topic but thats the beauty of the mind.