Originally Posted by Chip R
I just think it's a shame it's never going to be settled on the field.
And this is what it comes down to.
All of these gyrations and variations on SOS, relative strengths and weaknesses of leagues, BCS vs. non-BCS, phases of the moon, etc. don't amount to hill of beans. Having people (or computers) rank teams is an academic exercise.
It needs to be determined on the playing field.