Lol, yes I meant simpletons/idiots in general, that was never meant towards you, dahsdebater. The media/analysts and consequently those who follow them get too hung up on 1/35th, 2/35th, 4/35ths, 8/35ths of schedules and don't view the "entire body of work" as they claim they do...they're suckers, it's like believing a stripper that says she loves you.
And that's right, my rankings are meant to determine which team had the best season given the schedule it played, so yes it eliminates all conjecture. If you played Wooster's schedule and if they played your schedule doesn't matter, because that didn't happen. Again my rankings aren't about what if, rather what happened. Everyone may not agree with my formula, my logic, my premises, etc., but my ranking system does everything I think a ranking system should do and doesn't what it shouldn't.
It would/will probably never be used in real life because non-cons are used more as a pre-season than as a proving ground, thus a lot of teams don't want to schedule tough competition early, they just want their easy home wins...smaller schools get their big paydays through these away games with the powerhouses, it's pretty cut and dry. Conversely, I think my rankings try to highlight the essence of competition, try to go undefeated against the best 27 teams in the game. You control your destiny with how you schedule, but you have to succeed (win) to make it payoff.
6/4/2013 6:48 PM (edited)