Posted by MikeT23 on 8/23/2013 8:25:00 AM (view original):
The only "problem" I'd have with that is there really a difference between 74 and 75? That's more like GS and SHS than anything else. Much like the FCS teams and the bottom feeders of the FBS, there's really no difference. I realize a line has to be drawn somewhere, under your proposal, but the difference between 103 and 90 is probably a lucky bounce on a punt return.
True, but you do have to draw the line and I'd rather just tier teams than have 1-125 rankings. It puts far more weight on the games that actually matter and gives a truer picture of how a team should be ranked.
Say both of these teams are 10-0:
Team A - 5, 7, 10, 60, 63, 84, 95, 97, 103, 125 - average 64.9
Team B - 30, 33, 35, 39, 43, 49, 72, 78, 80, 88 - average 54.7
Team A should be ranked higher given the 3 strong victories at the top, but in many systems Team B would in fact be ranked higher. That is the problem I have with rankings that are too linear. Rankings need to strongly reflect the games that truly matter and the ones that don't matter at all.