Originally Posted by MisterClowney
The rankings shown are not end of season rankings, but the ranking of the team when we played them.
That's the type of statistic that keeps other conferences relevant. Even though the media pays attention to it, it doesn't matter how highly ranked a team was when you played them, only where they ended up.
For example, look at Southern Cal in 2012. They started the season ranked #1, but finished 7-6. Sure, they were ranked #2 when they lost their first game, but it turned out to be just another loss for a mediocre team.