2/18/2013 5:47 PM
I really do not understand the ranking in this sim.  I have played for 12 seasons and either gone unranked or in the bottom half of the Top 25.  I have built a fairly solid team and thus far am undefeated in exhibition (3-0) and regular season (6-0) games.  I have the top rated team in the the CIAA, and have 5 players in the top ten.

I won decisively last night and yet dropped in the rankings.  How does that happen?

WIS from #7 to #14
Press from #8 to #15
Coach from #5 to #13

Something just does not seem right about this...

2/18/2013 6:22 PM (edited)
Hi:

First, exhibition records don't mean anything. Although you are having a nice 6-0 start, there are lots of teams that are 6-0, as its still early in the season. Your last win vs. Fayetteville St. hurt your rankings because they are so bad and your Strength of Schedule took a hit.

It's not just how many you win, it's who you play. Good luck!

2/18/2013 6:39 PM
I guarantee you, if you win your next game you will jump in the rankings.

2/18/2013 7:44 PM

Here is your non-conference schedule- talk about cupcakes! You need to schedule some human opponents that are ranked around 20-50. Do that and if you go undefeated after OOC games you will be ranked in the top 10.
 

Date Opponent Record WIS SOS Coach vs. School Spread Result  
2/13/13 Angelo State 2-4 132 130 Sim AI 2-0 -17.5 12-23 W
2/14/13 at Charleston 2-4 69 21 Sim AI 1-2 -1.5 27-17 W
2/15/13 Delta State 3-3 44 29 mojolad 2-2 -12.5 10-44 W
2/16/13 at Mansfield 3-3 65 70 Sim AI 3-1 -7.5 22-13 W
2/17/13 West Virginia Tech 2-4 76 62 Sim AI 2-0 -11.5 26-38 W
2/18/2013 7:57 PM
Yeah, mojolad sucks. 
2/18/2013 8:00 PM
Posted by caesari on 2/18/2013 7:57:00 PM (view original):
Yeah, mojolad sucks. 
Lol!
Actually this is exactly the type of teams to play for OOC games if you have a top 10 team and want to maintain a good ranking.
2/18/2013 8:20 PM

Thanks for all the great advice...

Actually mojolad looks to have a pretty impressive overall record.  Season is still young enough, game tonight is an important one!

2/18/2013 8:23 PM
LOL mojo is my man, just giving him a hard time.

That statement may or may not be read with a sexual undertone, and I am betting he chose the "with."
2/18/2013 8:25 PM
FYI, the rankings don't mean squat. As long as you make the playoffs (not too hard in DII), you control your own fate. Keep scheduling the cupcakes until you're hitting ~15 wins per season, then slowly build up your SOS. That'll get your vision up so you can see better recruits.
2/19/2013 10:31 PM
Posted by scrodz on 2/18/2013 8:25:00 PM (view original):
FYI, the rankings don't mean squat. As long as you make the playoffs (not too hard in DII), you control your own fate. Keep scheduling the cupcakes until you're hitting ~15 wins per season, then slowly build up your SOS. That'll get your vision up so you can see better recruits.
 +1
2/20/2013 10:07 AM
I can help you out, just schedule Lane every season and you'll be fine..... I promise
2/23/2013 3:21 PM
glenn - you ran over me everytime we played..how can that help me out?

Something is still wrong, in my opinion...

Now 11-0 and still dropping in therankings... Won last game 65-13, SOS is higher than all but one team in the conference and I still dropped in the all three ranings.  Of the top 13 spots in WIS (I'm 13th) there are 6 @ 11-0, 5 @ 10-1, and 2 @ 9-2.  Just doesn't seem right.

Maybe we'll see each other in the playoffs...unless the system drops me from contention.
2/24/2013 12:25 AM
Posted by ljtoto on 2/23/2013 3:21:00 PM (view original):
glenn - you ran over me everytime we played..how can that help me out?

Something is still wrong, in my opinion...

Now 11-0 and still dropping in therankings... Won last game 65-13, SOS is higher than all but one team in the conference and I still dropped in the all three ranings.  Of the top 13 spots in WIS (I'm 13th) there are 6 @ 11-0, 5 @ 10-1, and 2 @ 9-2.  Just doesn't seem right.

Maybe we'll see each other in the playoffs...unless the system drops me from contention.
Your overall SOS is 134 out of 144, you're lucky you're still in the top 20 (your ranking is a combination of your record and your SOS - the lower the SOS the better).

BTW, the only ranking that means anything is your WIS ranking, the Coaches and Press rankings are just for show and mean nothing.

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