This is not just a reaction to the hallucinatory 7-5 (4-5) prediction spit out for this year's simulation. For perspective, go back to 2012. The WIS sim engine spit out the following prediction for the ulitimately 11-1 (8-1) Wildcats: 6-6 (4-5). And this wasn't just some one year anomaly. In 2011, WIS's brilliant simulation prediction for K-State, which ultimately finished 10-2 (7-2)? Even FURTHER off-base than the 2012 prediction: 5-7 (3-6). In other words, just looking at conference records, the WIS sim engine was 4 games off each year. Factor in non-con, and it was 5 games off each year.
Considering that the WORST it could POSSIBLY miss by in projecting Big 12 conference results is 9 (prediction 9-0 for an 0-9 team or vice-versa), there's clearly something wrong with how the engine evaluates K-State. In my view, it clearly has NO variable that factors in how well Bill Snyder and the K-State coaching staff "coach up" the kids they land each season. And it clearly values hyped recruits (the 4-star/5-star guys) FAR too highly in regards to how they will perform.