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    Big 12, all teams now have highest SOS in nation

    All the "nine game schedule" fans...EVERY TEAM IN THE BIG 12 now has a tougher schedule than every other team in the nation. While the SEC is slating up a game here or there against FCS and non-BCS schools this late in the season, we're putting ourselves through the meat grinder.

    Latest SOS rankings:
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    I'm sure ISU will leapfrog a team or two with OU and KSU left on the schedule.



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    Re: Big 12, all teams now have highest SOS in nation

    can you link to a source? would love to rub this in some sec buddies face.



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    Re: Big 12, all teams now have highest SOS in nation

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    can you link to a source? would love to rub this in some sec buddies face.
    I've found Sagarin to be the best for SOS #s. It's not going to be significantly different in any of the others.

    Also note that the Big 12 dominates the overall Sagarin ratings, especially the ELO_CHESS the BCS uses that doesn't account for margin of victory.

    ISU is #20 in ELO_CHESS now but only 29 in the overall ranking due to some of the bigger losses we had.

    This is going to be the case going forward unless the SEC moves to a nine game schedule as well or we stop the insanity and go back to 8 games.

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    Re: Big 12, all teams now have highest SOS in nation

    The Big 12 may not be the best conference in the country (probably 2nd after the SEC), but it's certainly the most competitive top to bottom. The only bad team is Kansas, and even the Jayhawks have a win over MAC leader Northern Illinois.

    This is off-topic a little bit, but Texas is 6-4 with games remaining at Texas A&M and at Baylor. It's very possible that they will finish 6-6. If that happens, the only thing stopping them from having their second straight 5-7 season is our meltdown against them.



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    Re: Big 12, all teams now have highest SOS in nation

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan15 View Post
    The Big 12 may not be the best conference in the country (probably 2nd after the SEC), but it's certainly the most competitive top to bottom. The only bad team is Kansas, and even the Jayhawks have a win over MAC leader Northern Illinois.

    This is off-topic a little bit, but Texas is 6-4 with games remaining at Texas A&M and at Baylor. It's very possible that they will finish 6-6. If that happens, the only thing stopping them from having their second straight 5-7 season is our meltdown against them.
    huh?

    oh, now I got it. Strange way to put all that into words, but that's what you get with "if's" and "would of's" and "should of's".


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    Re: Big 12, all teams now have highest SOS in nation

    Iowa State now ranked 20th in ELO_CHESS (one of the 5 BCS computers).



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    Re: Big 12, all teams now have highest SOS in nation

    Wow! Awesome!



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    Re: Big 12, all teams now have highest SOS in nation

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    I've found Sagarin to be the best for SOS #s. It's not going to be significantly different in any of the others.

    Also note that the Big 12 dominates the overall Sagarin ratings, especially the ELO_CHESS the BCS uses that doesn't account for margin of victory.

    ISU is #20 in ELO_CHESS now but only 29 in the overall ranking due to some of the bigger losses we had.

    This is going to be the case going forward unless the SEC moves to a nine game schedule as well or we stop the insanity and go back to 8 games.

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    i guess depends on definition of different.. the last one of these i looked at baylor was ranked in top 10 but bcs 25 or 29th, so there is a difference.



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