i agree with you completely on that last point alblack. i support the conclusion, but i always nitpick these interpretations of CS statements, because they so often lead to incorrect information (at least for the entirety of my coaching career). im 95% sure RPI is a factor, and that the 2nd to last season is worth more than 1/4th the last season - but i totally agree 50% is way too much for the last season.
hughes - same thing i said to alblack, you simply cannot make any claim about the way those seasons break in the "past prestige" part of it. you are assuming a regression equation that was not provided. how do you know its not 50%, 20%,19%,10%, 1%? i mean, i know its not, but its purely based on watching. i absolutely do not think it breaks the way you describe, but thats not my point - the point is, what you say does not follow from CS statements. also, you can't read CS statement to mean prestige from season 1 matters in season 70. maybe it does, maybe not (it does not, but based on CS statements listed here, that is unspecified. or maybe it does, im almost positive admin has confirmed not, however, and it doesnt seem to go that way if you watch it)