Originally Posted by sunbeam
How is that possible? They have LSU, Auburn, and A&M guaranteed on the schedule. That is at least 3 top 20 teams, and two have a very good chance of being top ten when Alabama plays them.
So how exactly can their schedule be 95th? The past decade or so the West has been tougher year in and out than the east.
SOS goes by how many games teams won last year, BAMA is also hurt because their Cross division rival has been in a bind the past 5 years. They also have another team from the east that didn't do to well, named UF. That with 3 not so steller OOC games, and you have their SOS. I also think WVU ended the season at 4-8 last year. Yeah they are ranked appropriately in my book.
Does that mean they aren't that good? no
Does it mean they aren't the best team in the land? no
Does this hinder their chance at the final 4 playoff? probably so. They have to be perfect and dominate the 4 OOC teams.
That is what this playoff system if for. So at the end of the year if the Tide is 1 of the 4 teams in the playoff they will get to prove just how good they are.