Re: Great Day for College Football
What's strange is that the SEC hasn't played that tough of a non-conference schedule.
It's like they are rewarded for playing each other. And five SEC teams (with three losses) are in the top 25, but only one of the four Big Ten teams with three losses are in the top 25. The reason the four Big 10 teams have three losses is because they have lost to each other and to 2-loss Michigan and undefeated OSU. I also find it strange that once OSU beats someone, they automatically are considered worthless. Take Purdue. 3 losses. At UM, vs. OSU, and at PSU. And they don't sniff the top 25 in any of the three main polls. They were top 25 when OSU beat them, but now, for some reason, it's not considered a decent win for OSU. Same for Penn State and Wisconsin. I'm sure after OSU beats Illinois, we'll hear how bad Illinois is. Also, the number 1 team in the land beats these teams and they drop like a ton of bricks. Wisconsin drops and average of 8 spots in each of the polls by losing one the road to the number one team in the country.
I think the SEC OOC schedule strength will start to take a little dip as many have not played their OOC cupcakes yet. LSU has LA Tech, UF still has Fl. Atlantic, Alabama with LA. Monroe(Ole Miss just played Northwestern State and Auburn just played Tenn. Tech). The Big 10 played their cupcakes earlier on.
I did some research on this last month and was surprised to find that the SEC played a weaker OOC schedule (as far as cupcakes-non BCS and 1-AA OOC) than the Big 10. The Big 10's little brother is the MAC and the SEC's is the Sun Belt. The MAC is much better than the lowly Sunbelt and both the SEC and Big 10 play the same number of 1-AA's with the SEC playing a far worse I-AA batch.
I really think the two losses Michigan suffered are causing a huge discrepancy between the leagues in SOS's.
Last edited by BuckeyeRedleg; 11-06-2007 at 10:16 PM.