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I am not saying that USC's schedule is the most difficult and it is considered manageable by many, but it is certainly more difficult than say FSU who plays 2 FCS teams or Oregon who does not have to play Utah and has an extremely easy non conference schedule. How is it that other college sports reward strength of schedule and college football does not. Can someone please explain this, thanks?
Absolutely, look no farther than the SEC where every team is spotted three OOC wins because they make a habit of scheduling the sisters of the poor.
In a system where ranking determines champions, being undefeated (so long as you're in a BCS conference) is more important than beating good teams. It's easier for voters to rank a 12-0 team highly than to look closely at a 11-1 or 10-2 team and argue that they are actually the best team in the country.
What's more, the computers are going to be heavily influenced by win-loss record, because they have no eye test.
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Its called the BCS championship game formula.
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+ general bowl qualifying.
Think about it. if you win 3 of your OOC games, then all you need is 3 conf wins to qualify for a bowl. pick a couple cupcakes for OOC, get two of the bottom feeders in-conference to play, and you only need 2 "decent" wins to get a spot in the Kraft Fight Hunger bowl.
That gets even easier when you play an 8 game conference schedule, with 4 OOC opponents. The Pac as a 9 game conf. schedule.
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It's okay. When 2014 comes and there is a playoff selection committee, that kind of weak OOC scheduling will go down. It will never fully go away, as some teams want to book easy wins, but it won't be as prevalent.
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