After OOC play, 4 of their teams have SOSs of 198 and above. It is important to note that TWO teams that had the most humans on its schedule (7) had the fourth and third highest SOS at 198 and 208, respectively. The highest (worst ) SOS was 227.
The reason why scheduling other good teams doesn't always translate into a strong SOS is that SOS is a simple formula. If Team A schedules 10 brutal OOC games, it really doesn't matter how good those teams really are. It really only matters what their records are. For example if the 10 teams on that brutal schedule also schedule very, very , very hard OOC schedules and go 5-5 and plays in a tough conference, then the team that scheduled the brutal schedule isn't really better off.
The way the ACC scheduled is not unlike how the Big 6 teams schedule irl, especially in football. But in basketball there are plenty of games against lower level teams (and they play those at home too).
It'll also be interesting to see how seble's new NT selection formula plays out.
Congrats to the ACC for not only going 119-1, but also providing a look at how the 18 conference games really impact RPI and SOS; And to provide a learning tool for others. While it might end up hurting them in the long run as other coaches and conferences catch on as the only real way to compete at their level, I think it's a great teaching tool.