Such is life in GD that as each season starts I look at the Guess ratings and think that I've done a good job recruiting and building an overall roster. I, like a lot of us, think that this could be the year we go deep in the playoffs and have a 11,12 or 13 win season only to end the regular season 9-5. Some losses are acceptable given they are against consistent top teams and the game was well played, we just lost. Some losses are against an AI team that you should have no business losing to, but it happens in real life, so it's possible to happen here too.
Then there is a loss against a team that has a pretty good roster ranked 20 overall in Guess while my team was 11 overall. Yet the #20 team while having a good roster with nice overall attributes and currently sitting 14-0, does not practice any formations and the average formation IQ for pretty much most of the roster ranges from 7-12 for each formation for each player and my team averages roughly low 30's with some in the 40's and 50's.
Nothing against this coach, but what am I missing here? If rosters are pretty much equal, but one team has a defined advantage in formation iq's, shouldn't that be a deciding edge?