As a follow-up to Saturday’s post and last night’s BCS title game, I was asked about RPI rankings for this year. Strength of schedule and RPI are particularly important for NCAA football where, in this era of “buy games” and weak conferences, win-loss records must be taken with a grain of salt. It’s not just about how you play, but also who you play.
Teams like Stanford, Boise State, and Wisconsin aren’t in this top ten. That’s because, with their low strength of schedule ratings, the computer just doesn’t like them.