the best initial grades we had were those listed after season 1 in Phelan and Knight. I've used those grades and the results that occured that season to come up with my grades.
Georgetown was an A- in both worlds after that first season. In one world they won the PIT and in the other they went 2 rounds in the NT.
However West Virginia also went to the 2nd round of the NT in Knight season 1 and they also ended up at a A-. Not likely that two teams, two grades apart in opening prestige, both end up at the same prestige grade after similiar season 1 results. If anything Georgetown had a better season 1 resume.
Plus Georgetown also has dropped down to C- in multiple worlds.
And when I checked about a year ago that was something I don't believe Louisville and Cincinnati had done.
I also have Arkansas at a starting grade of B, rather than a B+.
Again I compare first season results vs conference mates.
Arkansas ended up season 1 in Phelan with a B+. A loss in the first round of the NT, 17 wins, 42 rpi
Mississippi ended up season 1 in Phelan with a B+. They also lost in the first round of the NT, 16 wins, 59 rpi.
Looking at Knight season 1, LSU, South Carolina and Vanderbilt all lost in the first round of the NT and ended with B+ prestige grades.
Hard to see how Arkansas is B+ and the others are B.