Originally Posted by RHHS8068
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.
Your argument has merit, certainly.
I ask you this, on average, where do you think the teams end up after we beat them and where do you think they end up when we lose to them?